CNET: "...Rejoice, for the infamous feeling of shame upon shattering one's device may have a bright side. It turns out dismantled iPhones that are injured beyond repair make for interesting pieces of functioning furniture, jewelry, and kitchen accessories.
Gizmodo: "There are a lot of creative ways to reuse electronics, and having your 3GS come back as a minimalist clock isn't a bad option."
Twice Used is a project set to serve dual purposes: Eliminate hazardous electronic waste by manufacturing modern household goods by hand in the USA. We have designed and prototyped a handful of attractive products that all have one thing in common: They are all made from used iPhone glass and other parts such as home buttons. All of this glass comes from iPhones that were in the clumsy hands of individuals all over the world. The phones were dropped, brought into a repair shop to be fixed, and then the glass was sold to us to make this artwork.
Our background is the iPhone repair and LCD recycling industry. We have been repairing phones for over 3 years and recycling phone screens for the last year. Screens that are too broken to be recycled must be thrown away - that's where we come in. We'd prefer to not crowd our landfills with hazardous waste, so we make stuff out of it by hand, in the USA.
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This is crafted out of 12 panes of iPhone glass, one for each hour of the day. Minimal and elegant, a perfect addition to any room.
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Our coasters are lined with American-made cork to prevent it from slipping. The iPhone glass is covered in a crystal-clear epoxy resin to allow for a floating look. The ring around the outside will be milled from stainless steel metal, the same type of metal the outside of your iPhone is crafted from. As with all of our other products, these will be manufactured by hand here in Alabama.
This is crafted from glass from over 100 different iPhones. You can choose between either white or black table and glass. The iPhone glass is covered by a single pane of clear glass to prevent cuts.
Simple earrings made from actual iPhone home buttons. Pick any color you like!
Risks and challenges
The risks and challenges associated with this project is the availability of iPhone glass. We have around 20,000 pieces which is plenty for this Kickstarter project, but we will need to partner with even more repair shops to source more. We are more than qualified to this this, considering we have been in the industry for almost as long as it has been around. As long as people are dropping phones we will have products to make!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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