Voice to Text Feature
Announcing our new Voice-to-Text feature for the Light Phone II. For a phone designed to be used as little as possible, Voice-to-Text makes it easier to get your message composed, so you can spend even less time on the phone. The unique e-ink screen is a great complement to…
Introducing the Directions Tool
Directions is a simple step-by-step navigation tool. Select your mode of transportation, search for your destination, and follow along. Directions make it a little easier to go light with the peace of mind of navigational assistance. Live Navigation (GPS Mode)
Introducing the Music Tool
The much anticipated Music tool for Light Phone II is now available. It’s a simple, one playlist, music player. Upload audio files via the dashboard website, and they will sync and store on your Light Phone II. You can upload audio books or meditation exercises as well, of course!
Assessing and Offsetting the Light Phone II’s Carbon Emissions
At the start of 2020 we set out to learn about the environmental impacts of the Light Phone II as they mainly relate to climate change. Below is our full documentation of this process, from carrying out a life cycle assessment to purchasing carbon offsets and considering sustainable product design…
Is It a Productivity Tool?
There was an interesting conversation amongst some of our users about whether or not the Light Phone II was a “productivity tool”. We think it depends how you define “productivity”. If productivity to you or your line of work means blasting off emails all day and night on the go…
Smartphones have become normalized into our lives so deeply that it’s easy to forget what life before them was even like. We did not always have mini-computers in our pockets. Nowadays, however, the idea of not having that app that we ABSOLUTELY NEED seems impossible to actually imagine. Like…
(link to) Building LightOS with React Native
We are sharing a link to a post from our lead developer on the LightOS about the technical working of the operating system, particular in relation to the e-ink screen of the Light Phone II. “As far as we know, LightOS is the first operating system built with React Native — this post will serve as a teardown of how the device works, why we chose React Native, and some of the challenges we faced in development.”