Putting Light Phone to the Test
When it was announced in 2015, the concept behind the Kickstarter-funded Light Phone felt much like a breath of fresh air. Roughly the si...
Hope this little note finds everyone well :)
We’re humbled to have already raised 227% of our initial minimum goal. We appreciate all of the support and we really look forward to taking Light to the next level together.
We wanted to send a friendly reminder that we will be doing a Q&A webcast tomorrow through the Republic platform. You can RSVP here:https://www.crowdcast.io/e/lig... if you are interested in watching live and participating. There will be some time for open questions. The video will also be recorded if you are unable to tune in live as well. Hoping for some great conversations, and please feel free to invite a friend or co-worker that you think might find it interesting, all are welcome to join.
Wishing everyone a wonderful rest of the week ahead.
All the best,
Joe & Kai
- Launched on Kickstarter in 2015, raising $400K+ and pre-selling 3.4K phones
- Previously raised $3.2M
- Manufactured by partner & investor, Foxconn (the factory that produces the iPhone)
- Proprietary IP / cloud platform allowing to use it with the same phone number
- Covered by most major U.S. publications, including NY Times, Time, WSJ
A behind the scenes video of the manufacturing of the Light Phone.
No perks have been created.
No FAQs have been added yet.
No risk disclosures have been provided yet.
Light successfully raised $105,893 from 188 investors on August 24, 2017
I think time interacting with my family is tantamount to their what my kids' kids will become.Ben ValleInvested about 1 month ago
Light looks awesome!Chris JoannouInvested about 1 month ago
I invested because I believe the movement towards simpler tech will have a niche market and one that an ecosystem can be built around.Joey AroraInvested about 1 month ago
I like the minimalistic design and the idea of disengaging for few hours from our current smartphones or other mobile digital devices, while we are living on the "digital era".Anna Varvara MakraInvested about 1 month ago
I invested because we all need a break from our smart phonesShane FurnellInvested about 1 month ago
Awesome product!!!Anthony SerinaInvested about 1 month ago
i wrote this and friend sent me a link to your product and was blown away - tmblr.co/Z7noYy2OwsQSQCraig GrossInvested about 1 month ago
Light represents an antidote to the over connected lifestyle we seem to be living these days; a reminder to be in the moment. Simple, inexpensive and liberating!Sean HanaganInvested about 1 month ago
I like the idea of a second phone with the same # that you can take anywhere with out the worry of loosing you more expensive phone on a hike in the mountains.David WebleyInvested about 1 month ago
I knew about the product and was waiting for someone to bring it to smaller-tier VC fundingIan LimInvested about 1 month ago
I use this service for myself and would likely use this product if offered.David SitarInvested about 1 month ago
I really like the concept!Joseph WelchInvested about 1 month ago
Time to disconnect to reconnectHaydar UcarInvested about 1 month ago
I love simplicity and really look forward to becoming an advocate!Jamie BateInvested about 1 month ago
I believe in disconnecting, and I am sure that people agree, and more will follow.John LeeInvested about 1 month ago
I began my relationship with Light as an early post-Kickstarter supporter. Light has helped me empower myself to disconnect from the world while still maintaining the relationships I thrive upon in my work and personal lives.Zachary SnaderInvested about 1 month ago
Great idea. Want a phone asapGeorge TaylorInvested about 1 month ago
I love the concept plus a free phone perk made it an east decision.Jonathan LittleInvested about 1 month ago
I love the idea of having different devices per context. And Light is to disconnect.Marine BoudeauInvested about 1 month ago
I love the mission. I love the design. The brand has legs.Christopher PflumInvested about 1 month ago
I believe in what Light is doing.Alexandria BaldridgeInvested about 1 month ago
This is the best solution I've seen to date to help solve smartphone addiction.Lawrence GillenwaterInvested about 1 month ago
I believe in the product!Giuseppe NorciaInvested about 1 month ago
Its a great idea.Esteban Coppel GómezInvested about 1 month ago
1 - beautiful design 2 - early adoption 3 - it's a product that I would/will use 4 - supports the effort to make people more presentJohn SnellInvested about 1 month ago
Sustainable business with patent; practical; novel.Jason BennickInvested about 1 month ago
Found Light on Producthunt, looks super cool!Michael KamleitnerInvested about 1 month ago
We have seen many consumer devices after smart phone success, none of them really connected to consumer. Light will definitely be successful consumer device after smartphone.Narasimha Babi ReddyInvested about 1 month ago
I've been following the Light team for some time now with great curiosity. Aside from the success of their Kickstarter campaign, I believe in the hardware they're building and the ideology behind it.Ryan HaighInvested about 1 month ago
If they can make it happen, I want one.Brandon A MontenegroInvested about 1 month ago
I have been wanting something like this for some timeJacqueline HodesInvested about 1 month ago
Because I firmly believe in their mission statement and their vision of giving life back to the living.You Reek'a Ideas Inc.Invested about 1 month ago
like the ideaDonato HelblingInvested about 1 month ago
I love the concept and this is a REAL product that I would use and love.Rachel BellInvested about 1 month ago
I've ALWAYS wanted to build a high-quality phone that had limited functionality—always-on is getting to us. I thought back to my time at Flextronics and knew there was an inexpensive, high-quality product to be made here. Congrats on getting started.Michael E. GruenInvested about 1 month ago
I invested in Light because I believe it will help our future. Us humans are to attached to our screens and we often miss the important things in our life (you know... the real physical things you can touch and see with your eyes).Phillipp AubeInvested about 1 month ago
A $500 investment seemed small, and getting the phone with it (which I really want) tipped it over the edge. Also wanted to make my first investment on Republic :-)Niv DrorInvested about 1 month ago
I love the idea of this device and I think that I actually NEED it. I think lots of people might NEED it. That seems powerful.Joshua OfferInvested about 1 month ago
I'm interested in companies that create and build technologies.Paul HeinInvested about 1 month ago
This phone is not just another product. It's a tool to help us live better, happier lives. In a world too plugged in, we need to learn how to unplug to enjoy life itself and Light is the phone for that.Ariel RuleInvested about 2 months ago
Looks interesting.Billie PettidInvested about 2 months ago
In the future we need to spend our short time on earth on things that mathers and on not cat-videos and fake portraits of other peoples lives. Great idea, really excited to try the product.Erik Grieg Viig BratlandInvested about 2 months ago
I believe that this is a much needed product. The team looks to be well versed in the industry. Team members have varied backgrounds which usually produces a positive result.Edward McCormickInvested about 2 months ago
This is my first investment as I am wanting to become an angel investor. This product looks very interesting and seems like it could have some market appeal.ari blumInvested about 2 months ago
A future-forward idea! Demonstrable proof of concept. Solid team & partners. First mover advantage (time will tell).Rohan ChandrashekharInvested about 2 months ago
I believe the product is goodRavi RanganathanInvested about 2 months ago
Looks like an interesting technology.Aaron BlaisdellInvested about 2 months ago
I like being able to invest very small amounts in these start upsMarissa GloverInvested about 2 months ago
I love he conceptCharles PattonInvested about 2 months ago
Because this is something that fills a need.Timothy MehanInvested about 2 months ago
I like the concept of the light phone.Ronnie GrossInvested about 2 months ago
Good visionJay LeeInvested about 2 months ago
I am not a high tech person as such with the older generation who have no idea how to use a smart phone. However the light phone with it's simplicity will allow those such as me to just simply make or take a call.Shaeda BurgessInvested about 2 months ago
I like the challenge.Rodney GomesInvested about 2 months ago
Love the product ;)Diego GomesInvested about 2 months ago
Agree with the founders & could have good returnRalph p Sikkema dvmInvested about 2 months ago
Love the idea!Kathleen BerrothInvested about 2 months ago
i believe everyone needs a piece of mind now and thenMark ForsytheInvested about 2 months ago
It's promising product which I think it'll capture some specific customers demand. Moreover I expect light to be acquire by big corporateEmmanuel S AkintundeInvested about 2 months ago
great idea, good foundationjohn kuhnInvested about 2 months ago
I believe in the segment and seems to be the foundation of the company is goodVICENTE GONGORAInvested about 2 months ago
I TRULY believe in this concept of being present. I also like it's on Republic's platform and that in the future you guys might do a waterproof version!Niki ChooInvested about 2 months ago
I believe in the product.Stanley ForwandInvested about 2 months ago
because I think we need products like that in a world that is too full of gadgets :)Jeanette BronéeInvested about 2 months ago
Because I really believe this product can help society to disconnect more often and enable folks to be more present and more in tune with the world around them... er, at least that's my hope. :)Eduardo PerezInvested about 2 months ago
I invested because we believe this is a long over due product for baby boomers and seniors as well as for parents that don't want there kids connected using a smartphone but still need to reach their kids and kids can reach themJeffrey SchraderInvested about 2 months ago
it's the right idea...at the right timeDon MeeksInvested about 2 months ago
love the conceptJim CoraciInvested about 2 months ago
I think it is a great idea. Too many people are staring at their phones indulging in social media, etc. This is a great attempt to get back to basics with mobile phones for the original purpose.Ken GuestInvested about 2 months ago
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