Phones with bendable or flexible displays, curved edges, second screens, shatterproof displays – we’ve seen a lot of devices that attempt to be unique by adding interesting hardware or design features that help them better stand out from the crowd. One thing we haven’t seen is a phone with a built-in vaporizer (nor did we expect to…), until now.
Startup Vaporcade is currently offering up 3G and 4G LTE variants of its “Jupiter” smartphone for pre-order, priced at $299 and $499 respectively. The big feature for both of these devices is the vaporizer, beyond that, Vaporcade tells its would-be consumers next to nothing about this phone – though it’s more than willing to take your money for a pre-order despite not telling you exactly what you’re getting. We know it runs Android 4.4 KitKat, but that’s the only spec detail we could dig up.
In addition to pre-orders for the Jupiter, Vaporcade also sells e-cigs, and apparently coffee. It’s hard not to be a little skeptical of whether this phone actually will ever get off the ground. For what it is worth, the website claims that it is working with Herbert A. Gilbert, the man who is recognized as the inventor of the e-cig. Reportedly Seamus Blackley is the co-founder of Vaporware as well, a man known for work in the video game industry and his role in helping create the team that would go on to build the original Xbox game console.
If we had to take a guess, if this phone actually ends up in the hands of consumers, it’ll be nothing more than an entry-to-mid-range device that is modified to have a vaporizer attached. In other words, most of the price will be paying for the privilege of having a novelty item. Still, we have to admit this is a unique idea and one that we hope actually comes to pass.
What do you think of the Jupiter? Would you consider this if the specs are at least of mid-range quality? For more details (though really not much more to be found) head on over to their website.