The Circle Phone 2.0
Does anyone remember the Wrinkle? Round Wood was a strangely shaped phone that was billed as an “anti-smartphone” during its crowdfunding campaign. Unfortunately, that plan failed – because of anti-smartphone sentiment or an unusual shape?
Wouldn’t it be great if a phone came up here with an unusual shape – Cycle Phone 2.0? While the display is round, the body is a bit longer, with a longer forming purpose. We’re not sure if that’s a good idea either.
First, check this grip – the phone measures 130mm tall, 103mm wide, and 22mm thick (5.11 x 4.06 x 0.87 inches). It’s broader than any recent phone we can think of. It may not be comfortable to use with one hand. And to make things worse, the display is only 3.45 “in diameter.
Of course, we can’t easily compare it to a rectangular display even if we match the surface area. This is because Android apps are still rectangular and the rounded display cuts their edges. If there are key buttons in the edges, you should use a solution to get them (check out the Campaign Page for the video).
There are several issues with the hardware – especially the one that costs $ 700 – item 800 x 800 px display resolution, running Android 10, R3 and 3GB RAM (LPDDR3) and 32GB storage (eMMC), and so on. and so on. Clearly, the focus here is on cookie design and not on modern specs.
For that purpose, the phone has 3.5mm headphone jacks, which are louder than most flagships. Also unusual are the unusual USB USB ports – a micro USB and a USB-C (3.0). We’re curious to hear what this design decision is thinking, unfortunately, as the Kickstarter page doesn’t provide any justification.
The good news is that the team behind this phone has a successful campaign behind them (you may have noticed 2.0 in the name). The original bike phone (now known as Cyrillphone 2G) had a square display with a square shell that was masked so a rounded portion of it was visible.
Plus, you can download CAD files to print the necessary 3D printable CyclePhone 2.0 fire that you can feel in your hand before previewing the project. And if you do, you can change the actual fire of the phone (which is also from the 3D printed PLA) so that you can get it in any color you want.