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Verge Article


Demonstration and explanation using an "industrial design prototype."


Edited by Kaldari - 4/10/14 at 10:38pm
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I would definitely have a upgraded battery
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Seems like a rip off of Phoneblocks.

If the modules aren't overpriced and have neat features this would work really well. If they were easy to install I wouldn't mind having a few extra modules in my bag to swap in and out. Regularly not have the camera installed and replace it with something more useful for the time then swap it off for something else, easy.
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Originally Posted by TwilightEscape View Post

Seems like a rip off of Phoneblocks.

If the modules aren't overpriced and have neat features this would work really well. If they were easy to install I wouldn't mind having a few extra modules in my bag to swap in and out. Regularly not have the camera installed and replace it with something more useful for the time then swap it off for something else, easy.

It's not a ripoff, they partnered with Motorola and Google. (Phonebloks Update Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaPf4ZIbDVM
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BIG questions

Cost of a Modular Exoskeletons and the pieces

And how study is it. The fact everything is held together with magnets could mean a drop and pieces could fly everywhere
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BIG questions

Cost of a Modular Exoskeletons and the pieces

And how study is it. The fact everything is held together with magnets could mean a drop and pieces could fly everywhere
On the other hand if they are neodymium magnets, good luck trying to separate them.
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To address the aimless speculation that has already started, I added a demonstration video in the OP.
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And now suddenly the need to upgrade your desktop PC's mobo just to use a new CPU looks a bit silly...
 
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Phonebloks had so much nicer design...
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It might be related to Phonebloks, if you watch the video on youtube for Phonebloks it shows the EXACT phone being shown in OP's thread at 2:45
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