image via YouTube video
I think this just might be the greenest speaker for iPhones that we've come across yet. It's a piece of bamboo. And that's it. Just a piece of bamboo...but it works wonderfully. The bamboo speaker is essentially a 1-foot length of bamboo with a slot carved out of the top for the iPhone to snuggle into. The sound reverberates through the pipe and amplifies the tunes you're listening to. And that's about all there is to this simple speaker -- and it seems to work quite well if you listen to the video:
We've also got to point out that bamboo is one of the most eco-friendly materials this item could use -- not only does it skip plastics and metals altogether, but it's one of the fastest-growing renewable wood sources.
You can back the project on Kickstarter and help the product become a reality, but you'll have to make a move fast. There's less than a month left in the fundraising effort and they have a long way to go to meet the $10,000 goal. Of course, you could also easily make this speaker yourself if you care to spend an hour or so cutting the slot in t he top of a length of bamboo.
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