These are rare but appealing examples of tech products that satisfy technobiophilia.
The use of natural materials in tech is a sure way to excite a fan base, as we've seen with the Moto X and OnePlus One phones. It brings a level of warmth, humanity and beauty to consumer electronics, as well as an element of exclusivity and individuality.
The consumer electronics industry would be wise to revisit its habit of making everything out of plastic, metal and glass. There's a strong pent-up demand for natural materials like wood because the appeal of such materials is innate and universal.
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