Sort this one under the "unusual" category: Suissa Computers of Canada tries to bridge the divide between computer and decor with their PC systems, with cases carved from an assortment of exotic woods, including maple, zebrawood, oak, goncalo alves, lacewood, leopardwood, paduak, mahogany, walnut or purpleheart. "With the integration of computers into our living environment, people are craving something more human. They relate to natural materials more readily than to the cold sterility of plastic or metal," said Howard Suissa, the company's founder, in a statement.
We'd like to see more design options for computers, since most PC cases have the aesthetic appeal of a 1982 answering machine. But starting at $6,150, scaling all the way up to $35,000 for a customized server capable of storing 1,500 DVD-quality movies, these are definitely less about utility and all about show-off status. We have to admit, there's a retro high-fidelity system appeal to these unique pieces of computing power. But we won't be sporting wood anytime soon at these prices.... via treehugger