Previously Published to TalentZoo’s Digital Pivot
Seeed, a hardware innovation platform, is preparing for its newest release to date, allowing the everyday enthusiast to create their own phone from the inside out. With the RePhone Kit, the world is introduced to the first open source and modular smartphone technology. In just minutes, users will have access to “slim modules, accessible software and customizable phone enclosures.” Well, that is if one chooses to actually use the precut phone enclosures. There are, of course, other options.
Seeed Studio’s RePhone allows users to turn literally anything into a mobile device. If you remember the ’80s and ’90s, you have inspiration to do so. If you have a more creative imagination, there really is no limit, and you can become your own James Bond in the making. There are several tools included in each kit that allow for the non-inclusion of GPS and any other feature that one would usually turn off for privacy reasons.
All RePhone GSM and Bluetooth tools include the world’s smallest System-on-Chip (SOC), used in Wearables. Supporting quad-band speeds, they can be plugged into any GSM network with 2G nano SIM cards. Core Module 3G devices support audio interfacing, as well as USB input.
All standalone components are attachable to touch screens and sensors. For users, who are not trained in soldering or breakboarding, there are options for connection devices with conductive sewing thread and easy-to-use pluggable cables. The enclosure “Kraft Paper” materials protect the inside from normal wear-and-tear of mobile devices. The kraft paper can be sewn and washed and is easy to draw on.
Coming in various shapes and sizes, this kraft paper is fully customizable, but not necessary for a device enclosure. In fact, any surface enclosure can be used — a dog collar, a sneaker, a rubber ducky. The choice is yours. Just as the enclosure is totally your own, the software itself is also fully customizable and can be programmed to the logical settings that please your innermost techie.
Software builds can be created by users and shared amongst the culture created by this new device. It could quite possibly replace the Apple Watch amongst tech enthusiasts worldwide. This is the perfect device for law enforcement, corporate spies, and private investigators. This product can make lives efficient and allow for more lives to be saved in the process.