This article was posted by CrystalWind.ca

A+ A A-

New Fairphone 2 is a more ethical smartphone you can fix yourself

fairphone2

In the last few years smartphones have have become ubiquitous, connecting people worldwide and becoming an everyday, multipurpose tool. Yet, non-ethical sourcing of materials and worker exploitation in their production has left a sour taste in consumers’ mouths. In 2013, the people at Fairphone unleashed a game-changing, socially- and environmentally-conscious upgrade to the standard smartphone. Today, they prepare to release the Fairphone 2 model and it is ready to impress.

The design and production of Fairphones will continue to include sourcing of conflict-free tin and tantalum from The Democratic Republic of the Congo for its parts, extend its partnership with a worker-controlled production company in China, and continue their efforts with an e-waste recycling program in Ghana. Beyond these progressive endeavors, they also are steadfast with their intent to keep the design for Fairphone 100 percent original. This will allow for the progression of the product to always align with the company’s values by closely controlling materials used, choosing reputable suppliers who share their mission, and ensuring consumers are receiving quality, long-lasting products.

fairphone-assembly

The durability of Fairphones is one of its finest features. Each device is designed so it can be completely disassembled and repaired by the user, with the help of tutorials. This means less consumers impatiently trashing their year-old phones for a new device, which takes quite a toll on the environment and laborers. The Fairphone 2 will also feature a back cover so sturdy that a case is not needed, extending its life and decreasing the need for replacement parts. Other features include a full HD 5-inch display, dual SIM capabilities, and the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 platform.

Sales since the first model was released hit 60,000 and Fairphone is taking preorders for the second model this summer, which are planned for distribution in the fall. While they will only be available in Europe this year, hopes are high this crucial technology will hit other continents soon.


inhabitat_logo

Inhabitat.com is a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.

Source Here


CrystalWind.ca is free to access and use.
Please support us with a small gift of $11.11 or $22.22 or $33.33. 

or
Please buy us a coffee!
Thank you!
ॐ Namasté - Blessings!
"Life is an echo, what you send out comes back."
© 2008-2021 crystalwind.ca. All rights reserved.
Pin It

Featured Writers

CrystalWind.ca is free to use because of
donations from people like you.
Donate Now »

CrystalWind.Ca Donation!

Free Reading Here!!

crystal-wind-oracle-mobile-app
 
Cut Through The Illusions!
Available On The
Apple  / Android / Amazon
NEW Expanded Version - 53 cards!

Articles: AndEl: Technology

Who is Online Now

We have 1618 guests and no members online

Featured This Month

Page:

Amazonite

Amazonite

The Stone of Perfect Expression The colour of amazonite aligns to the heart a... Read more

Mabon Magic: Ideas For Fall Decoration And R…

Mabon Magic: Ideas For Fall Decoration And Ritual

Welcome (almost!) to Fall! We’re turning the Great Wheel once again, toward ... Read more

Watermelon Tourmaline

Watermelon Tourmaline

Synonym: Rainbow Tourmaline The watermelon tourmaline is a rare variety tha... Read more

Virgo's Featured Stone - Sugilite

Virgo's Featured Stone - Sugilite

Sugilite Birthstone: Virgo Planet: Mercury Element: Earth Chakra: Crown ... Read more

Virgo Mythology

Virgo Mythology

The Virgo Myth In all of constellation mythology, few legends are as misund... Read more

Mabon Modern Style

Mabon Modern Style

The Mabon season begins somewhere around the 21st-22nd of September and cont... Read more

Birth Totem - Bear

Birth Totem - Bear

Birth Totem Bear Birth dates: August 22 - September 22 Birth Totem is: Bea... Read more

Sun in Virgo

Sun in Virgo

An Overview of Sun Sign Characteristics for Virgo The ruler of Virgo is Mer... Read more

The Vine: September 2nd - September 29th

The Vine: September 2nd - September 29th

The Autumnal Equinox ( Alban Elfed ) Celtic Symbol : The White Swan Zodiac... Read more

Virgo

Virgo

VIRGO Aug 23 - Sept 22 Spirit: To follow opportunity and serve Ego: Analyti... Read more

Peridot: The Healer's Stone

Peridot: The Healer's Stone

Peridot has been used as a Power Stone for centuries. Peridot fosters emotio... Read more

Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon

Brown Bear – Amethyst – Violet – Purple August 23 to September 22... Read more

Sweet Violet

Sweet Violet

Sweet Violet Faithfulness and modesty. “I will always be true to you.” Hel... Read more

Mabon

Mabon

Mabon 2020 will begin on Monday, September 21 and ends on&nbs... Read more

Sapphire

Sapphire

The Self - Sufficiency Stone Sapphire has a calming and regulating effect o... Read more

© 2008-2021 CrystalWind.ca. Site Creation by CreativeInceptions.com.
X

Right Click

No right click