While I mostly tend to ignore my tree-hugging sister when she goes on a rant about how we all need to eat organic food and learn to recycle more, I finally have something that will interest both of us.
23 year old British student Kieron-Scott Woodhouse has designed a phone that is encased in a four-year old bamboo unibody shell. While the ADZero phone was initially just a concept idea, a design firm approached Woodhouse to help bring the device to reality, and is already looking into commercial production of the device. The bamboo casing would make the phone relatively lighter, and would certainly turn heads for those looking for phones that stand out from the norm. The phone recently made a public appearance at the Tent London Show towards the end of last year, where it received such positive attention that the team are now thinking of launching the device in the UK ahead of their planned launch in Asia.
Under the wooden hood the specs aren’t quite finalized, but the phone will be running the Android OS, with Ice Cream Sandwich being the touted version that will run close to the phone’s formal launch towards the end of this year. The phone will sport a unique ‘ring flash’ for more even lighting in photos, and will debut in boutique rather than phone stores to appeal to the phone’s original design and concept.