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Wood Retro TV iPad Dock

Posted in iPad accessories by Reuben Drake on June 15th, 2011

The iPad is so…21st century. But maybe you are longing for the good old days of retro TV. Well, don’t worry, this gadget marries both. The wooden retro TV iPad dock is designed to look like a retro television in the good old days of the black and white.

It’s handmade to order so it will fit either your iPad or iPad 2. It will cost you $60. Then all you need to do is get some vintage programs and sit back and watch.

Your very own Walnut Neo Geo MVS for $649

Posted in gaming accessories by Conner Flynn on April 18th, 2011

This Neo Geo MVS arcade system from Analogue Interactive is made from 100 percent real walnut. The design is sweet and stylish. But do you really want to pay $649 for an old console encased in wood? Then again, that is the same price that the original Neo Geo AES home console sold for when it came out and that didn’t look nearly this awesome.

It’s your call, but to some of us this is bound to be just another thing to spray Pledge on and wipe down. Plus, termites could theoretically kill this thing. But if you are interested, the first units should ship next month.

Wasabi Wooden cases for iPad

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2011

Want to spruce up your now outdated old iPad? The best way to do that is to upgrade to the iPad 2, but if you don’t want to do that, then here’s a way to give it an external makeover. The Wasabi collection features five ukiyo-e (woodblock print) designs by the famous 19th century Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai.

My only concern with these is that they seem like they would be heavy. They’re made from African mahogany and will cost you $272 each. Yikes. Heavy and expensive. But they are pretty.

Recoil Saw bounces through wood

Posted in Tools by Conner Flynn on December 16th, 2010

The hand saw is one of oldest tools we still use. You can get quite a workout cutting wood with one. There must be a better way though. Well, John Zimmerman, a software developer, has come up with the Recoil Saw which has spring-loaded impact bars attached to the blade.

What that means is that at the end of each stroke, the spring will compress as the bar hits the material being sawed, followed by a release of energy flowing back into the following return stroke. It enables you to ‘bounce’ through wood, so you won’t get as tired.

Level Twelve Wooden PC

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on December 9th, 2010

The Level Twelve casemod from Jeffrey Stephenson is pretty decent looking if you like wood. The box is constructed from Teak and Birds Eye Maple and holds a 2TB hard drive, an optical drive and four front mounted USB ports.

Other specs of this mod include an i7-processor, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB Crucial C300 SSD and a Lenovo H320 case. Jeff makes computer cases look damn good. If we had computers in the 1950′s they would look like this.

BlockDock iPad Dock

Posted in iPad accessories by Conner Flynn on November 17th, 2010

We’ve seen plenty of iPad docks, some sophisticated, some simple. The latest is the BlockDock, which goes into the simple category, featuring a minimalist design hand crafted from wood. It’s a piece of wood with a notch in it.

You could probably make this yourself very easily. The BlockDock iPad dock is available for $12.95. At least they didn’t try to charge more for it. It actually looks more elegant than many of the high priced docks.

WeWood Wooden Watches

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on September 29th, 2010

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck is a woodchuck could chuck WeWood Wooden Watches? That’s the question. This is one of the coolest watches we have seen in a while. WeWood watches are created from wood, including the case, strap and watch face.

None of these watches are stained, and all of the finishes are completely natural, making them look pretty awesome and they come in a wide range of colors.

Liquid Wood could replace everything plastic

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on August 29th, 2010

We use a ton of oil to create plastics for everything from watches to bicycle helmets. It hasn’t been easy to find a replacement material that can be just as tough, versatile and easy to produce, but German inventors have developed a new material that has a lot of promise. It could replace everything plastic using something as natural as wood.

It looks like wood and feels like wood. The material is called Arboform and is produced after combining lignin, a discarded element of regular wood with natural resins, flax and fiber. Arboform is ideal since it can be molded into any object form which is normally made using petroleum products.

Gresso iPhone 4 with wood veneer

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on June 30th, 2010

From the front it looks like a plain old iPhone 4, but around back this iPhone is sporting some wood. This beautiful specimen comes from Russian technology company Gresso. There are embedded Swarovski crystals and an 18-karat golden Apple logo set in a sheet of African Blackwood.

While we loath Swarovski crystals on gadgets, this design is much more tasteful than the solid gold iPhones we are used to seeing. This luxury phone will arrive in December for $3,500, or $3,000 for the male version on the right.

iPhone 4G wood dock

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on June 1st, 2010

The iPhone 4G hasn’t even been announced yet and already designer Chris Chan has developed a stylish solid wood dock for the new iPhone. He used the leaked iPhone 4G prototypes for inspiration and dimensions. Hopefully Steve Jobs doesn’t change some details just to spite guys like Chris.

Apparently the iPhone 4G will only be able to charge in landscape mode, but hey it’s wood, it’s stylish and hopefully it will be available soon. Chris hopes to mass-produce the design after the iPhone 4G launches. As you can see, it looks good with a cup of tea.

Motz Wooden Acorn Speaker

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on May 3rd, 2010

Don’t come running to me when squirrels start stealing your speaker. That’s exactly what will happen now that Pyramid Distribution has rolled out the Motz Wooden acorn Speaker for South Korea. Made of natural cut apricots, this hand-made speaker is great for your iPod or other MP3 players and it also has an FM radio.

There’s also a USB port and a headphone jack and the rechargeable Li-Polymer battery provides up to 5 hours of operation time (10 hours with earphones).

Vers Handcrafted Wood iPad case

Posted in iPad accessories by Conner Flynn on March 7th, 2010

So you’ll be getting your new iPad on April 3, but you’ll need some cool accessories to go along with it. This Vers case will make it look prettier while providing a kickstand for hands-free action.

As you can see it turns that bezel into a beautiful wood frame fit for any piece of artwork or any family photo. The case is made from hardwood and bamboo and is reinforced with steel for durability. It has openings for the 30 pin connector and volume controls and is top-loading.

This Wooden Humidifier looks classy, requires no electricity

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on January 13th, 2010

Is it cold and dry where you live? You may want to consider this humidifier. This model from Japan looks nothing like the usual humidifiers we see around here. It has an elegant charm to it for sure.

The Mast Humidifier is carved out of Japanese Cypress and absorbs water from the hull, diffusing it through the air with the natural lemony-scent of the wood. Its even rot resistant and requires no electricity. Be moist while making a stylish and artistic statement.

Fuubi wooden earphones

Posted in Earbuds by Conner Flynn on December 11th, 2009

Fuubi wooden earphonesGot wood? Then ease up on the Viagra. I kid, I kid. But if you want some natural wood earbuds, Fuubi is offering a pair of canal-types. They use wood similar to what’s used in furniture and crafts.

The earphones boast that they will deliver great quality over a wide range of music, as the enclosed structure reduces ambient noise and sound leakage. There’s nothing worse than sound leaking from your ears. They even feature a 24k gold-plated 3.5mm stereo mini-plug. They cost about $39 in Japan.

Russian wood Mouse is eco-friendly, well polished

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on November 23rd, 2009

Russian wood Mouse is eco-friendly, well polishedComputer mice are mostly boring, but now and again something new catches our eye. Like these beautiful computer mice made from exotic woods. They were created by Russia’s AlestRukov, each one handcrafted from cultivated sustainable woods and carved, sanded and polished until they are shiny wood bling.

Each one is built from quality electronic components and feature an optical resolution of 1600 dpi, along with microswitches rated for over 1 million clicks. If that isn’t enough, how about a stiff, yet bendable cable that keeps the cord from getting in your way.