If you’re in need of some digital minimalism, there’s no better device out there than the Palm Phone.
When people get out their 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro, or their 6.8-inch Galaxy Note 10+, I show off my rather contrasting 3.3-inch Palm Phone. The Palm is a pocket-sized device that can easily fit in your breast pocket. Born out of Silicon Valley, the device was created for those that want less out of tech, and more out of life.
I’ve long had a love-hate relationship with smartphones. I love how they open up the world and connect us, but I hate how dependent I, and the rest of society, have become on them. For years I had been longing for something of a hybrid. A smartphone that could keep me connected virtually, but also encouraged me to stay out in the real world. For years I’d been searching. I had experimented with app blockers, dumbphones, and stripped-down custom ROMs, but nothing seemed to offer the perfect formula. Then I discovered the Palm Phone.
Because of its tiny, compact design, the Palm isn’t a phone that you want to use all day every day. Instead, it’s the kind of device that you only want to use for basic tasks. Sending a quick text confirming dinner plans, or booking a ride to said dinner plans are all you’ll want - and need - to do on the Palm Phone. That’s perfect for me.
I don’t want to live in my screen, mindlessly scrolling through irrelevant content, dumbing down my brain in the process. I want to use my phone for the essentials. I don’t need a huge, power warrior of a smartphone to do that.
Those who are not in favor of the Plam Phone, speak ill of its 800mAh battery. “It’s not a phone I can use all day.” That’s correct. If you want to be on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter all day consuming content, then the phone won’t last all day. But in the same breath, it means this phone isn’t for you.
However, if you want to send a few texts throughout the day, check your route on Google Maps, and have a better quality of life in the real world, then the Palm Phone is likely to be the cool bit of tech you need. To see the Plam and learn its full benefits, check out the video below.