Lets get it out of the way, the Monohm Runcible is a niche device. Publications have called the Monohm Runcible the “Anti-Smartphone” or “a smartpocket watch”. It fits both of those descriptions aptly. But whatever nickname you want to bestow upon this wooded device, its purpose is simple, to remove us from constantly looking at our screens and the stream of useless notifications. Aubrey Anderson, Monohm’s founder and CEO, described the Runcible as a “quieter” gadget.

This palm-sized, wooden, circular smartphone does make calls, and runs Firefox OS. Yet, don’t expect a full-fledged app-centric device. Instead of GPS, the Monohm Runcible will actually have a compass to guide you to your next destination.

The Monohm Runcible sits somewhere between smart pocketwatch and a phone. Of course acting like a pocketwatch, Monohm has made the device innards easily fixable and upgradeable. Monohm has called the Runcible an electronic heirloom.

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