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Knock on 'Em: 12 Wooden Tech Accessories

Aug 6 2013 - 4:21am

Forget the plastic — get back to nature using your gadgets by investing in pieces made from real wood. Choose from bamboo, maple, and more for an eco-conscious twist on the tools you know and love like docks and speakers. Not only are they stunning, but they also make a great conversation starter. Click on, and get used to hearing, "where'd you get that?"

Choose from five wood types for this cool iPad mini cover [1] ($79). Not only does it protect, but it also folds into a three-way stand to prop up the device.

You'll be the source of office envy with this one. A sleek wooden USB mouse [2] ($97) shows off the natural patterns of maple or walnut. Click away!

If you thought these wooden MacBook decals [3] ($50) were fake, think again. Just peel to cover your keyboard with the real, laser-cut design.

Behold, this gorgeous iPhone dock [4] ($95), a completely wooden accessory that acoustically amplifies the volume of your music two to four times. It's perfect for your workspace, counter, or any other place you'd like to listen to music (or even take a call via speakerphone) a little louder than your phone permits.

These pretty Vers wooden earbuds [5] ($80) come in bamboo and walnut and are crafted from sustainable sources to bring a rich and warm sound you can only get from wood. Plus, the integrated mic and playback buttons make it easy to chitchat on the phone, hands-free. Even better, Vers plants 100 trees for every one used in production of its products.

The 1.5R radio alarm [6] ($220) is more than an alarm clock: it's an iPod and iPhone dock and an AM/FM tuner, it has a 3.5mm AUX-out port for other MP3 players, and it's all crammed neatly into a tiny (yet oh-so-stylish) package, complete with a 15-watt speaker.

Photogs will love the intricate carving of this wooden camera iPhone case [7] ($42). It's made from walnut wood, known for its sustainability, to last as long as you keep shooting!

This isn't your average flash drive. Keep files safe with this wooden USB stick [8] ($34) that comes in colorblock for even more style.

The Little Black Book iPhone 5 case [9] ($40) disguises your iPhone as a little black book, secured by a hand-carved wooden frame and wraparound strap. The inside of the case is lined, making it look even more like an adorable, pocket-sized notebook.

This MacBook Cutting Board [10] ($93) is made in the shape of what seems to be a 13-inch MacBook Pro, but it's also crafted from apple tree wood. Coincidence? We think not.

The exterior of this MacBook Pro case [11] ($139) is made from bamboo for serious protection, while a soft inner felt lining ensures your 15-inch machines stay scratch-free.

If you want the look of wood for your laptop without investing in an entire case, these MacBook Pro and Air skins [12] ($43) are the perfect alternative. Made from a strain of grass, this wooden decal is super easy to apply.

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