Discover and share stories

of adventure, connection, and change making.

3 people think this is good

The Alternative To Throwing Away Your Mobile Phone Is All About "Bloks"

Patrick McDonnell

Every year millions of mobile phones are discarded. In most cases this is because a single part needs repairing or upgrading, while everything else is still working. Dave Hakkens’ mobile consists of separate components, ‘Phone Bloks’, which can be clicked together to create a personalised phone.

Personal Note: Such a great idea and so much more efficient than throwing away an entire phone. I'm really excited to see this come to fruition!

Continue to



  1. {{}}
  1. {{fields.video_link.url}}

Ready to post! You’ve uploaded the maximum number of images.

Your video is ready to post!

Oops! Nice pic, but it’s just not our (file) type. Please try uploading a .jpg or .png image.

Well, this is embarrassing. Something went wrong when posting your comment. Care to try again?

That image is too large. Maximum size is 6MB.

Please enter a valid URL from YouTube or Vimeo.

Embedding has been disabled for this video.


Posting comment...

  • Natasha Boyle

    it really is an intriguing concept (I'd certainly invest in one)... I saw this a couple of weeks ago and was also really interested in the promotion; people read about and 'like' it on Facebook and other social media sites, allowing it to post an automatic update on a certain date (i think it's supposed to be within the next few days actually) in a 'sonic boom' release of information from everyone's profile at once. based on the degrees of separation, most people on these websites would then be exposed to the information. genius!

    • Patrick McDonnell

      I like the concept too.

      You said that you've seen the idea blast out before. Are you saying that they're social media marketing is genius?

      • Natasha Boyle

        i guess i'm saying it's a genius idea (because if people didn't think so, they wouldn't bother to subscribe; it wouldn't be memorable enough) and yes the social marketing idea is smart too; it just had the feeling of a really well thought-out marketing plan