Woodovation

Gadgets made of wood are a reflection of society's yen to go back to basics

Implications - A major new design movement is deriving inspiration from organic materials like wood. In our 2008 report we focused on bamboo, but ordinary wood is the new raw darling. Unpainted wood is being used in modern technologies too, demonstrating our ingrained tendency to want to surround ourselves with nature.
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Wooden Memory Stick
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Average 9,286 Clicks Pub: Oct 10, 06
Wooden Memory Stick
Check out the new wooden USM memory sticks, "USB memory sticks are always nice to have around when transferring files from computer to computer. These sticks are made to stand out against its natural environment… [More]
Wooden USB Necklace - Fashion Meets Tech
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Mild 10,118 Clicks Pub: Jul 30, 07
Wooden USB Necklace
Fashion Meets Tech
Another take on making USB fashionable and wearable. This portable 2GB USB drive is embedded in a wood case that can be worn as fashion accessory around your neck. It comes with a leather neck strap. [More]
Wood Gadget Cases - Wanxinda iPod Case
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Average 8,790 Clicks Pub: Apr 26, 08
Wood Gadget Cases
Wanxinda iPod Case
I'm liking this wood casing for the iPod. There is no real information available on the product, but I like the wood casing because it offers protection for the gadget in case of accidental dropping. "Wanxinda… [More]
Wooden PCs - Suissa Enlighten
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Untested 6,114 Clicks Pub: May 28, 08
Wooden PCs
Suissa Enlighten
If you're looking for a unique computer that throws away all the traditional PC design conventions, you might want to check out the Enlighten, a custom-made wooden PC from Suissa. The visually dynamic… [More]
Time-Controlled Aromatherapy - Aroma Waker
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Untested 5,721 Clicks Pub: Mar 3, 08
Time-Controlled Aromatherapy
Aroma Waker
Wake up to roses! Or jasmine. Or vanilla. Well, to any aroma you prefer. The 'Aroma Waker' by Abiogenesis incorporates an aroma diffuser into an alarm clock such that the diffuser automatically runs itself… [More]
Retro Plasma Televisions - Wilkerson Furniture
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Mild 5,276 Clicks Pub: Jun 14, 08
Retro Plasma Televisions
Wilkerson Furniture
"Beaver... wash your hands. It's time for dinner." If you have to ask then your too young. Despite it's appearance, this is a very modern, 42" plasma television. Joe Wilkerson, the designer, wanted it… [More]
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