Solid wood computer peripherals

This is just just just... I have no words, as "hideous" is not nearly strong enough! "Executive gifts" indeed.
Wood Contour Corporation proudly presents a luxurious line of well-designed PC peripherals constructed from the finest American hardwoods. Each mouse, keyboard, and LCD monitor displays the result of German precision and technical design for PC peripherals. Wood Contour proudly presents an exquisite line of executive gifts and corporate logo products specifically designed for the non compromising among us.
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13 Responses:

  1. brad says:

    A wood-framed monitor would be cool, IMO, especially if it were in a fancy room where everything else is wood. The keyboard and mouse can tuck away, so no need being fancy there.

    • jwz says:


      Deliver me from LL Bean!

      • brad says:

        Don't get me wrong, it'd normally look ugly and out-of-place, and I'd generally prefer a blank plastic bevel, but if everything else in the room were wood, ...

        Ever been to House on the Rock? I think I recall it being in Wisconsin, but Mozilla 1.2.1 crashes on that URL, so I can't double-check.

        Anyway, ever room is decorated in a totally different style. You'd have to have your computers match! c'mon! :P

  2. baconmonkey says:

    Where is the Solid Wood computer case?

    • I have a friend who has a computer built into a rimu (a local hardwood) desk. One of the drawers was conveniently mini-tower-sized, and survived the power-drill treatment quite well.
      It's not especially portable, though.

  3. kiad says:

    How very Idoruesque.

  4. waider says:

    I saw wooden keyboards and mice for sale in Akihabara (cheap-ass electronics area in Tokyo) in about 1998 or so. I seriously considered buying the keyboard purely based on its look, but it was pretty damned expensive. Also, they had it under a counter, and my Japanese was nowhere near good enough to ask 'em to haul it out so I could check out how it felt.

  5. thesliver says:

    The first prototype Apricot PC's were built into wooden boxes because the plastics didn't exist at the time. If you worked in R&D then the more important you were the more likely you were to have a 'woodentop' as they were called.

    The closest I ever got to such a nirvana at Apricot was to craft a 10Mb Rodime hard disk onto a twin floppy production Apricot. I err still have that machine it sort of stuck to my hands when I left Apricot.

    • jace says:

      Now that you mention it, the first colour television we had at home some ten years ago was framed in a wooden box. Hardwood too. The backplate was just hardboard though.

      • thesliver says:

        The words 'fire' and 'risk' occur to me, closely followed by 'death'.

        • jace says:

          Houses in India are built out of burnt brick and cement, with granite in the foundation. If a wooden television set burns, it burns alone.

          Nobody encases them in wood now anyway. They're all plastic.

  6. coldacid says:

    I'm waiting to get a joystick made out of granite! Or perhaps marble, if I can afford it.

  7. hfx_ben says:

    IMHO 8 of 10 on the half-baked scale

    *memories of flat on my back in front of a huge wooden cased console stereo, head mid-way between speaker, Machine Gun blaring*