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Wood Gadgets: Natural Materials Are In

When we think of gadgets, we think of shiny plastic, aluminum and man made materials, not natural wood. That may be the very reason we see wood gadgets popping up all over the place.

Recently, wooden gadget cases (like this iWood iPhone case ) have been generating web buzz, but the trend doesn't just apply to the gadget covers — some geeks have begun creating gadgets made entirely out of wood. It's a phenomenon that cannot be explained easily. Either projects like the 60-inch wooden plasma and the S-Series Cellphone are a study in opposites and what's expected (say gold, silver gadgets), or a way to prove yourself as a real geek. Whatever the case natural is in.

Scroll through the widget below to check out how wood is being used in the gadget world.

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bunnystack bunnystack 9 years
Meh. I can do without the wood. It's way to cheesy and fake-looking. Even if it is real wood, wood, steel, and LCDs don't exactly grow in nature together. Thus, the whole "natural" idea is thoroughly and completely defeated [PHAIL]. Though I'm sure there are people who wish that were, indeed, true. >.>;;
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i love all of those!
mizlynz mizlynz 9 years
Heh, I kind of like allison's suggestion of making products out of bamboo. That would be interesting!
allisonblue allisonblue 9 years
I'm torn. Plastic is bad, but so is cutting down trees (the production of plastic bags, for example, has less of a net environmental impact than the production of paper bags, but they are recycled less). Now, if they start making gadgets with sustainable bamboo, I might be sold! :)
amanda-lee90479 amanda-lee90479 9 years
Wow what a great idea... lets kill trees for our phones and other pointless gadgets
Rugelach Rugelach 9 years
for some reason i am SMITTEN. it makes technology so cozy! like a 1970's-era den with wood paneling! ooh maybe next they will do something with shag carpeting!
Ashlie-H Ashlie-H 9 years
I don't imagine that the sound would be that great through the wood case. I have a hard enough time hearing those stupid iphone ringtones as it is..I'm not crazy over the look of it either..
c0rkie c0rkie 9 years
i dont like wood tech. too.... weird
koolbr33z3 koolbr33z3 9 years
I don't like the wood themed tech stuff either although I do agree that the mini wood camera disguised mp3 player is so cute.
steen steen 9 years
I'm not a big fan of the wooden technology but the tree camera is too cute!
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