A few days ago Meizu showed off the Zero, a wild-looking phone with no ports or buttons. Today, the company is letting users pre-order the device. For $1300. On Indiegogo. Where do we even start with this?
The phrase “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should” comes to mind when I think of this phone, because, while cool, having no buttons or ports is completely impractical. And paying a massive premium to do it is not at all economical. So it’s neither practical nor economical, it’s just…kinda neat, I guess.
To make things even more repulsive, Meizu is using Indiegogo to get the money ahead of the Zero’s release. I get the need for funding, but there’s just something about a company of this size using crowdfunding that puts a bad taste in my mouth. I’m sure many of you feel the same.
But alas, if you don’t care about any of that and just want to get your hands on this button-less, port-less wonder, then you can head right here to hand Indiegogo/Meizu thirteen hundred of your hard-earned dollars. They’re trying to raise a big ol’ hundred grand over the next month, but the good news is that they’re already 17 percent of the way there at the time of writing. Turns out there may be a market here after all.
via Android Police