Bamboo is used to make seemingly everything these days, from houses, to t-shirts, to paper...damn, pandas must be getting PAID, son! Paid so much, in fact, that they'll be able to buy tons and tons of bamboo gear from Audiowood.
A handmaker of music enablers built from various woods (cherry, black ash veneer, Mexican Ziricote), FL-based Audiowood just released a fresh collection cut for the first time from a bamboo/plywood mixture called Plyboo, also what you say to your gf when she can't remember the word for layers in toilet paper. Sound investments include:
Scrappy iPhone Nest: Equipped with an Apple-certified cord for syncing/ charging, plus an amber- or natural-hued 'boo base with a birch twig shooting out of it, Scrappy's got a hand-rubbed shellac finish and rubber feet they claim are "no-scratch", although it's unclear why this device is so openly anti-Lee Perry.
Voice One Speakers: These smooth, cone-shaped speakers're built into patent-pending "puzzle piece" enclosures which minimize frequency noise, and deliver surprisingly good bass, mid-range clarity, and "excellent high-end reproduction", something Steven Tyler is also surprisingly good at.
Aerie Console: Three rectangular speakers and two equipment bays are built into this 6ft-plus, wall-mounted home theater setup that keeps cables out of sight, no to be confused with Cable's Out of Sight, an Elmore Leonard crime film starring J-Lo and the dude with the eye that lit up from X-Force.
Wood's also got a bamboo-platformed belt-drive turntable called the Chirp, plus solid ash versions like the pro-grade Barky with a heavyweight glass platter sitting on brass chrome spikes, or the simpler, home-usable Chipmunk -- who, thanks to Alvin, Simon, and Theodore, is one of the few animals with the raw earning power of pandas.
Published: June 20, 2011 at 4:00am EDT
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