By David Ponce
The nice thing about bamboo is that it’s a grass, rather than a tree. As such, it grows like crazy and doesn’t face the same problems that massive deforestation does. So, if you’re going to try and make an environmentally friendly product, incorporating bamboo is not a bad choice. Especially when the particular bamboo chosen is one that’s so hard that Pandas won’t even miss it.
That’s why I’m totally feeling this new line of LCD monitors sold at UK company PlayEngine. Not only are they low-plastic and lead free, but the use of bamboo adds a nice sort of warmth I wouldn’t mind having on my desk. They come in 15″, 17″ and 19″ sizes and the specs are pretty good. The 19″ has a native resolution of 1280 x 1024, a contrast ratio of 700:1 and an 8ms response time.
It goes without saying that the bamboo has been treated so that it’s as durable and as solid as plastic, so no worries there. The 15″ model sells for ?239, while the 19″ goes for ?323. The company is currently waiting for the first production batch to arrive, in the next couple weeks, and will then be able to give next-day delivery.