Really Cool Wooden Gadgets from Russia

russian wood cell phone photo
Photo via English Russia

Remember our Wooden Computers Slideshow? Well the cool and beautiful wooden gadgetry doesn't end with PC cases. English Russia has some neat examples of more cool gadgets made from wood, like this cell phone carefully carved from apple wood. russian wood watch photo

This wooden pocket clock is a 19th century treasure, and fully functional. According to English Russia:

Such gadgets were true hit back then, among their customers there were Russian Tzars and other high society members. They were sending their samples to the international exhibitions of Paris and New York to make foreign people awe. The price of such wooden clocks exceeded of those of gold. Not many of those survived Russian revolution and communist reign. Those who did are a rare guest of antique shops priced at around $20,000 for each.

It's no wonder it's so valuable. It reminds us of what kind of craftsmanship goes into heirloom devices. And more importantly, it hopefully reminds us that sustainable gadgets should be more like this - appreciated and definitely not disposable.

The website has more images of cool wooden gadgets from computer mouses to cars.

Via Red Ferret
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Tags: Consumerism | Electronics | Gadgets


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