I am a Kickstarter backer, and I’m as excited as ever to receive it!
The why is due to the focus on analogue simplicity, quality of materials, clean design, the potential for it to allow me technological mindfulness, etc… there is the risk of this phone becoming a dependency at first, I feel myself at times too excited for the Pure, as if it may be a miracle solution to a problem; but it should be treated as a tool to promote healthy technology consumption!
I’m using an iPhone XS from work, and i have a Samsung Galaxy A5 dormant somewhere at home. I’m really unhappy with them from a moral and philosophical point of view, but they are allowing me to do my work. In all my time using smartphones I have never grown used to touchscreens; I miss the old feeling of buttons (my favourite being the Nokia 5140i, a tank of a phone), and modern dumb phones don’t have good enough quality (I’ve tried about 10 different models which had poor quality materials, software, performance…), and the Pure seems incredibly promising.
I’ve been following Mudita for a very long time, since before their kickstarter campaign.