And I thought that John’s Phone was as dumb as dumbphones get. But now, a UK-based company has created OwnFone, a phone that doesn’t even have a number pad, just speed dials people that you set when you order the phone.
A touchscreen on a router sounds like a gimmick at first, but I think start-up company Securifi has it on their device for the right reasons – making the router even more user-friendly. The Almond router’s 2.8″ 320 x 240 screen provides easy access to settings and info on the device itself.
The Go Computer, made by a company called firstSTREET, tries its best to be the most user-friendly computer on Earth. Unfortunately, in a tragic combination of stereotyping and a lack of imagination firstSTREET is marketing their device towards elderly people, neglecting the fact that there are old people out there who are already comfortable with using computers, and that there are younger people out there who are not familiar with computers and therefore would benefit from a dumbed-down interface.