Swedx has been building computer peripherals since 1995. Now it sells tvs, monitors, computer speakers, keyboards and mice encased in timber obtained from Chinese and other forests.
The company markets to people who wants something different from the normal plastic housings and are concerned about the environmental degradation caused by computer waste.
Swedx’s monitors range in size from 17 inches to 19 inches. Keyboards go for around $80CN. Optical, USB and wireless mice, made from a single block of wood, retail for about $50CN. A 17 inch monitor-TV with keyboard-mouse combo retails for about $1,500. A 26 inch LCD-TV is about $2,500CN. In North America, you can buy them from plasmaearth and webopolis.
While you’re at it, check out another type of wooden computer.
Also check out Sustainable Style magazine and website, whose motto is look fabulous, live well, do good.