Friday, February 17, 2012
SmartPhone Made from Bamboo - I'll be damned!!
A 23-year-old British student, Kieron Scott-Woodhouse, has designed a mobile phone made from bamboo. It is made from organically grown bamboo that has been treated to improve its durability. He said, "Bamboo may seem like a strange material to use for a phone, but it's actually extremely strong and very durable, perfect qualities for this kind of application."
The phone has been named as 'ADzero'. It runs on Google's Android operating system. Its weight is half of the iPhone. The device will feature a 'ring flash' to make the illumination of pictures taken with its camera.
This smartphone is expected to launch later this year. However, there is no confirmation on when it will actually be released. It looks like it will only be available in the UK and China at first.
Kieron Scott-Woodhouse is a full-time student on Middlesex University's studying Product Design course. He was frustrated with similar appearance of existing smartphones. So, he designed the phone in his spare time.