We’ve seen a good selection of wood-based technology at Retro To Go, but we’ve never seen anything like the Magno wooden radio from Areaware.
Why wood? Well, according to designer Singgih Kartono, it’s because of ‘wood’s simplicity and organic vitality’. And because a radio made almost entirely of wood looks good too I guess. There’s AM, FM and SW bands, large child-like controls and ‘the most current mp3 player compatible electronics’, which I’m guessing means you can plug in your MP3 player and use it as a speaker.
Made of sustainably-grown wood, it retails in the US from April, priced at $275 (around £140).