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June 13, 2017

THE REAL BANANA PHONE

I couldn’t believe it when I first saw this weird gadget online in an Indiegogo Profile. By the way, you can find the craziest tech innovators in this site if you invest enough time sifting through the many go fund me accounts.

Growing up, I have always known the Nokia Banana phone of the 90s. This invention has just literally taken the cake out of this classic mobile phone forerunner and turned it into a funny yet creative way of saving one of the world’s most endangered animals.

Original Nokia Banana Phone

So going back to this story, I saw this and it just made me laugh so loud that I just had to share this for this Tuesday’s article.

The Banana Phone is created and founded by three long time best friends: Brian Brunsing, the Founder and President, is a Sr. Account Manager for Visa Inc. and specializes in global e-commerce payment consulting for Fortune 500 and Ecom top 100 organizations; Charlie Katrycz, Founder and CTO, is an AutoDesk AIR (Artist In Residency) Alumni, founder of Loonskin Labs, and a prop designer/ fabricator for Walter Klassen FX; and Max Brown, Founder + CEO ,is the Director of Sales for Garrett Leather Corporation, the world’s largest privately owned Italian leather distributor.

These 3 men created a phone that can connect wirelessly to your smartphone via Bluetooth and be activated by Siri or Google Assistant.

Priced at $40, 1% of its profits will go directly to their NGO partner, Gearing Up 4 Gorillas, that specializes on the rescue and protection of these beautiful animals.

 

 

 

Photos and videos were grabbed from Indiegogo

 

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