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This Cheap, Repairable Smartphone Is Okay, and Maybe That’s the Point

The new Teracube 2e is a sustainable smartphone and a glimpse of a better future for accessories

The Teracube 2e, after a long trip to my mailbox from China, arrived in a simple, unadorned cardboard box. Photos courtesy of the author

Imagine the cheapest possible smartphone you can buy that’s brand new. Given that low barrier, what would you be able to do with it? Would the experience be frustrating or simply average…




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