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This credit card-sized phone is like nothing you've ever seen

This credit card-sized phone is like nothing you've ever seen
Courtesy of LightPhone.com

Remember the early 2000s? Before smartphones, phone makers were in a race to see who could create the smallest, thinnest phone.

Now it's the opposite! Every company wants to have the biggest, best screen like these monster phablets. Phones are bigger than they have been since the days of the giant cellphone. Click here to refresh your memory with some hilarious giant cellphone ads from the '80s and '90s.

One company has decided enough is enough and is going back to small and simple with a product called the Light Phone. It's about the size of a very thick credit card and has a sleek white exterior.

There's a simple dot-matrix LCD screen that can show the time and who is calling, and a touch number pad. You can set up speed dial so you don't have to remember numbers. Battery life is a claimed 20 days on standby

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The Light Phone is a prepaid phone with its own number and minutes that you can refill. However, it has an app that lets you set up call forwarding from a smartphone.

It's built to be rugged, which is good for outdoor use or to give kids. And at a proposed $100, it's much cheaper than buying any other phone without a contract.

Right now it's a project on Kickstarter and it just passed its $200,000 goal with 36 days to go.

If it makes it to market, would you get one? Let me know in the comments.

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