Part pocket watch, part phone, Monohm's Runcible is a circular oddity

It's the anti-smartphone for those who want a phone like no other

If you tire of your smartphone and long for something classic and yet suited for the digital age, maybe Monohm's Runcible might be what you need. The Runcible is a pocket watch that also functions as a phone and smart wearable.

With its circular shape and wooden exterior, you'd be excused for thinking this is some sort of fancy soap dish. It is a smart device that doesn't function like the ones you're used to - it is built not ot bother you. No notifications. No beeps, alerts or other annoyances. There's still WiFi, LTE and Bluetooth but no way for people to bother you when you don't want to be harassed.

The Runcible has within a Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor, an Adreno 306 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a 2.5in 640x640 pixel screen and a 7MP rear camera (hackable to 13MP) and one USB 2.0 port.

Currently it's running BuniOS, based off Android 5.1 though the Indiegogo page says it also supports Linux.

If you fancy owning something super quirky, head on over to preorder at the Runcible Indiegogo page. You'll be paying US$499 ($673) for the privilege though. Monohm expects the device to be out by September 2016 if all goes as planned.

[Source: TheVerge]