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Someone invented a bananaphone for your old school internet kids

Ring ring ring . . . you know the rest


Brendan Bures
May 13, 2017 11:29PM (UTC)
This post originally appeared on The Fresh Toast.

Anyone who grew up on eBaum’s World and MySpace know the vast versatility of bananas. No, they aren’t just for eating. Because bananas can also be phones.

A recent Indiegogo campaign is trying to turn that idea into reality with a Bluetooth phone accessory that will allow you to take phone calls on plastic banana device. The phone will last you 10 hours of talk time and connects to your smartphone, so unfortunately you can’t throw away your iPhone in favor of this far superior device.

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The banana phone will run you $40 and has a few extra buttons to help you make calls and hang up. It also will allow you to access Siri for some other handy features.

The campaign says they will give you 1% of all sales to go to Gearing Up 4 Gorillas.

Via Indiegogo:

G4G focuses 100% on the conservation of the rare mountain gorilla in Virunga National Park, located in eastern DR Congo, by providing funding and equipment to the rangers who protect them.

Join us in helping provide what the rangers need and make a real difference to the future of the mountain gorilla. G4G has proven that practical assistance can be directed to where it really matters — to the rangers at the sharp end.

Perhaps you’re still not sure. These guys might help convince you.

The campaign has already raised more than $12,000 of its $30,000 with over 160 backers. If you’re wondering, yes, “ring, ring, ring, banana phone” is stuck in our heads now, too.

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