lunes, 30 de septiembre de 2013


A phone only lasts a couple of years before it breaks or becomes obsolete. Although it's often just one part that killed it, we throw everything away because it's almost impossible to repair or upgrade.

Phoneblok is made of detachable bloks. The bloks are connected to the base which locks everything together into a solid phone. If a blok breaks you can easily replace it; if it's getting old just upgrade.

It's like an app store for hardware. In the store you buy your bloks, read reviews and sell old bloks. Small and big companies develop and sell their bloks. You can buy a pre-assembled phone or assemble it yourself by selecting the brands you want to support. The choice is yours.


The platform can be adapted into other sizes to create new devices like tablets, cameras etc.

Keeping your phone also means you can keep your accessories. No new docks, covers or cables.

Get a subscription so you don't get outdated. Receive a new blok every now and then to stay updated. Install it and send back the old one.

Looking for a camera blok? Choose the brand you like. Prefer the sharp Nikon, the fast Canon or support a startup company? The choice is yours.

Bloks can be developed for specific needs. Solar powered batteries, sensitive screen for blind people, lightweight for travelers etc.

We need your voice to show the world there is a need for this phone. Join our thunderclap and let's start a revolution.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is thunderclap?
A crowd-speaking platform. People can join together and let their voices be heard. This video explains it all. It's pretty cool.

Who made this?
I did, Dave Hakkens. Everything, from idea, prototype, website, video to logo, except for the great British voice that's done by my friend Matt and tech help from Gawin.

Why did you make this?
The market of electronic devices is growing rapidly, but it feels like we are building disposable stuff. Every time we make something new we completely throw away the old one. Imagine all the good displays, bluetooths and speakers we have thrown away. I love the connected world that we live in and it's time to set up a universal modular platform that companies work on together.

When is it ready?
Totally depends if companies think there is a market for it, so the more people that are interested the sooner companies start working on it.

Why don't you crowdfund it?
Raising money wouldn't bring it further, setting up this platform is too big for one company. We need to gather partners to work together with us.

Can I help more?
After you've joined the thunderclap, shared it with your friends and followed us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+, there isn't much more to do other than promoting your arse off.

Is it profitable?
Easily. The blokstore is set up just like an appstore for hardware. Third party companies can develop and build their bloks for the platform. In the blokstore they are sold and the money is divided between the companies and phonebloks.

No, if you want to set up this platform please do, the sooner the better. Would appreciate it if you would keep us updated though, we might have some ideas for it!

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