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For those who have everything

Meet the latest luxury: A 'dumbphone'

The average person will spend 3.9 years of life staring at a smartphone screen —­ unless, perhaps, that person has a Punkt MP01 ($295). This stylish "dumbphone" from Switzerland can't take a photo or access the web. It only handles calls and texts. But "repeat after us: 'Offline is the new luxury,'" said Rene Chun at Wired, and carrying a cheap flip phone will never adequately convey how little you care for email and Instagram. Nokia recently jumped into the dumbphone market with a new edition of the company's iconic 3310. But does that $60 brick phone come with bespoke birdcall ringtones? The MP01 does.