Bodega x Heineken Debuted the "Boring Phone" in This Week's Tech Roundup

Nothing also unveiled a disruptive device of its own.

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This week, the tech industry saw Bodega x Heineken’s disruptive, disconnect-friendly device got its formal debut at Milan Design Week. Dubbed the “Boring Phone”, the nostalgic flip phone cannot connect to the internet or any external applications.

Elsewhere on the product side, Nothing unveiled a disruptive offering of its own: a pair of ChatGPT-assisted earbuds.

Rounding out this week’s tech headlines is Disney+’s foray into always-on streaming.

Below, Hypebeast has rounded up the top tech stories of the week so you can stay up to date on trends in the industry.

Disney+ Reportedly Adding Always-On Channels

Reports from The Information indicate that Disney+ is slated to introduce always-on streaming channels.

Channels will continue to spotlight Disney’s lengthy filmography, offering up franchise-specific channels for Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar. Other channels will stream Disney’s classic retro animations.

Nothing Announces ChatGPT-Assisted Earbuds, Ear and Ear (a)

Nothing rolled out its AI-assisted Ear and Ear (a) earbuds.

Revealed during Nothing’s latest Community Update, the ChatGPT-equipped earbuds each stay true to Nothing’s signature transparent design.

The Nothing Ear is for serious earbud-wearers – featuring a custom 11-mm dynamic driver, integrated airflow vents and intense noise cancellation technology – while the Ear (a) is for casual listeners.

Cop a pair on Nothing’s website on April 22.

Bodega x Heineken Strip Down the Smartphone: Presenting the “Boring Phone”

Bodega and Heineken want you to disconnect. The two linked up with Human Mobile Devices (HMD) to put a stripped-down spin on the smartphone dubbed the “Boring Phone”.

Encased in a holographic covering and covered in stickers, the nostalgic offering doesn’t offer internet access, social media, or compatibility with any applications. Its primary purpose is to send and receive calls and messages.

The Boring Phone saw its official debut at Milan Design Week on Thursday, April 18, and is expect to release in limited qualities shortly.

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