Often, people think that to adopt a green lifestyle they have to ditch the tech gadgets and tools that make life easier and more enjoyable. That’s not exactly true. In fact, a new line of bamboo products are both safe for the environment and durable.
But why bamboo? Well, it’s a sustainable raw material that grows up to five times faster than wood materials, making it one of the most renewable sources on the planet. Since it is a grass it can grow in most climates and environments without chemicals or pesticides, and it produces 35% more oxygen than hardwood trees. What really seals the deal is that bamboo’s tensile strength, or the measurement of a material’s ability to handle stress, surpasses that of steel.
As bamboo tech products become more trendy, the marketplace is becoming inundated with versions claiming to be “green” when they are not. That’s why we compiled a list of gadgets made of sustainable bamboo that give you equal, if not better, quality and durability than their more toxic counterparts.
Greg Voakes is a digital media producer and blogger.
Is the iBamboo Speaker compatible with the new iPhone 5?
Yes. Since iPhone 5 has the same width as the previous version, the iPhone 5 would be compatible with the current model of iBamboo.
Anatoliy Omelchenko of Triangle Tree reports that since launching the iBamboo speaker we featured in June 2011, he has received numerous requests from customers asking if there’s anything like it that’s made from plastic. Despite being made from a material considered stronger than some plastics and metal, users seem worried that the beautifully simple iPhone amplification device may get damaged if made part of their regular travel kit. Enter the new iBamboo Urban design, which is shaped just like its natural elder but is made from recycled plastic. more…>
By Paul Ridden gizmag.com
Great news! The iBamboo Speaker is now a Registered Trademark!
Triangle Tree has now presumed the legal ownership of the iBamboo Speaker, making this the one and only place you can get it! Trademarking this original and inventive piece of work is very exciting for us, as it is a fundamental way to let the world know about iBamboo.
Trademark Electronic Application System.
Application serial no. 85437102 (IBAMBOO SPEAKER) has been amended as follows:
CLASSIFICATION AND LISTING OF GOODS/SERVICES
Applicant proposes to amend the following class of goods/services in the application:
Current: Class 009 for Amplifiers; Audio amplifiers; Audio speaker enclosures; Audio speakers; Bass amplifiers; Bass speakers; Cases for music, audio and related electronic equipment, namely, cases for audio tuners, audio receivers, amplifiers, tape players, compact disc players, MP3 controllers/players, audio mixers, audio speakers in the nature of music studio monitors, microphones, audio speakers, compact discs, audio tapes, portable computers, antennas, phonographic record players, audio recording equipment, and the cables associated with all of the foregoing equipment; Cellular phone accessory charms; Musical instrument amplifiers; Sound amplifiers
The passing of Steve Jobs, has touched us all. Jobs’ contribution was more than just in the form of a new phone or computer. He created a new standard for technology with his innovations, and redefined it each time. The quality of a product for him was more than just function. He ensured that everything he made was with the ideals of beauty and simplicity in mind, which in today’s world are often lost. His work was his passion, and his products were a realization of a dream. Past his contribution to the world today, we must look to what he has contributed to the world of tomorrow. He has inspired countless number of people around the world to break through the status quo, bring their ideas past a concept, and take hold of their future.
Simply put, without the iPhone, my product would not exist. However, the iPhone was not made because there was a need for a phone. Similarly, the iBamboo does not exist because there is a need for speakers. The iPhone was an innovation of how a phone can look and function. There was a need for innovation in response to the needs of a changing world. Today there is a pressing need for cleaner and more efficient planet. This is the push and root from which iBamboo was born. Requiring no electricity, made of only natural bamboo, and requiring minimal production, it is the most eco-friendly speaker on the market.
iBamboo’s design is possible thanks to the elegance of the iPhone. Its function is possible thanks to nature. Today iPhone sets a standard for beautiful simplicity. If we hope to have a better tomorrow, we must set a new standard. I hope to set it with the beautiful simplicity of nature.
One more thing… the iBamboo Speaker is officially compatible with the new iPhone 4S.
Inventor and Designer: Anatoliy Omelchenko
“Design, if it is to be ecologically responsible and socially responsive, must be revolutionary and radical in the truest sense. It must dedicate itself to…maximum diversity with minimum inventory…or doing the most with the least.”
.Victor J. Papanek Social Design Award
Congrats to iBamboo! It has been selected as a finalist in the Design for the Real World competition!
The iBamboo Speaker will be featured in exhibitions held at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (November 10, 2011—January 31, 2012) and the Museum of Arts and Design thestore.madmuseum.org and the Austrian Cultural Forum New York (March 6—June 17, 2012). Also, the exhibition will travel to other venues worldwide.
Keep checking the website, I update the news frequently.
Inventor and Designer: Anatoliy Omelchenko
I am proud to announce that the iBamboo has been featured in the NY Times Magazine in their front page article about the success of Kickstarter. I am very happy and honored to be featured in such a widespread publication, and hope that the iBamboo continues to be a success. I’ve been receiving a lot of good feedback and I am happy that there are a lot of people anxious for the iBamboo.
I was happy to receive this email from Michael early this morning.
“Hi, I just read about you in the NY Times mag. What a great idea. I was at my friends house in the country and while hanging out at the pool I used my iPhone to listen to music. I needed a speaker badly. So please let me know when I can order one. Thanks”. Thank you Michael!
With production almost complete, after I receive my order, I will notify all of you (all of you) and will begin shipment. Check my blog for updates.