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Foxconn Shows Off Bamboo PC Cases

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 55 comments

Foxconn giving PC some wood.

Looking to make your computer a little more earthy? Foxconn is making a PC cases out of bamboo. Sadly, only the front covers are bamboo, but we've got to save some of it for the pandas.

Foxconn has the Bamboo One and Bamboo II, with the first one being for traditional mid-tower form factors and the second for smaller, HTPC applications.

(Images from Chinese site PCPop.)

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    deadlockedworld , December 11, 2009 10:29 PM
    Why isnt the entire thing bamboo? Just the front looks dumb. If they could match the woodgrain and make it a uniform tone it would be a nice look.
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    se7envii , December 11, 2009 11:28 PM
    The stickers ruin it. Also not being completely bamboo ruins it too. Nice concept but poor execution!
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    rigaudio , December 11, 2009 11:37 PM
    Reminds me of those station wagons with the faux-wood paneling on the sides. Uuuuugly.
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    jerreece , December 11, 2009 10:17 PM
    LOL That might be a bit too trendy for me. ;)  Bamboo is pretty versatile stuff though.
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    ubernoobie , December 11, 2009 10:26 PM
    ugly
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    deadlockedworld , December 11, 2009 10:29 PM
    Why isnt the entire thing bamboo? Just the front looks dumb. If they could match the woodgrain and make it a uniform tone it would be a nice look.
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    JonathanDeane , December 11, 2009 11:02 PM
    If they made the whole case out of bamboo would it be quieter? That would be interesting to me, and it would look cool enough to be in a home theater set up.

    As it sits now I agree it would be cooler if it was totally bamboo.
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    se7envii , December 11, 2009 11:28 PM
    The stickers ruin it. Also not being completely bamboo ruins it too. Nice concept but poor execution!
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    IzzyCraft , December 11, 2009 11:29 PM
    The bamboo would be quieter for 1 reason because its thicker then the thin metal but if you want a quiet machine just put rubber matting on the insides of your case etc.
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    rigaudio , December 11, 2009 11:37 PM
    Reminds me of those station wagons with the faux-wood paneling on the sides. Uuuuugly.
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    vabeachboy0 , December 12, 2009 12:15 AM
    that looks cheesy
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    Deadfred , December 12, 2009 12:53 AM
    Why?
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    xaira , December 12, 2009 12:59 AM
    the second one id the most beautiful thing ive ever seen, always wanted a woodgrain colored case
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    WheelsOfConfusion , December 12, 2009 1:11 AM
    The bamboo-on-black is eh, but then they had to muck up even that by going the extry tacky route and slathering it with self-promoting stickers.
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    christop , December 12, 2009 1:24 AM
    Just what I want termites eating my pc...
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    eddieroolz , December 12, 2009 1:28 AM
    deadlockedworldWhy isnt the entire thing bamboo? Just the front looks dumb. If they could match the woodgrain and make it a uniform tone it would be a nice look.


    Agreed. If they wanted to use bamboo then they should've just made it all bamboo.
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    loomis86 , December 12, 2009 1:28 AM
    What's next? marble? granite? Brick and mortar?
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    liquidsnake718 , December 12, 2009 1:44 AM
    It should b the whole outer layer of the unit... otherwise it looks too tackey....
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    tipoo , December 12, 2009 2:20 AM
    Why are the sides still black plastic? Thats sorta lame.


    Looking forward to a hemp PC.
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    amdcpu , December 12, 2009 3:14 AM
    The decals make it look worse than it already is.
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    HVDynamo , December 12, 2009 3:21 AM
    It looks decent, but thats one of those designs that stickers of any kind just completely ruin the look of it.
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    Honis , December 12, 2009 4:31 AM
    deadlockedworldWhy isnt the entire thing bamboo? Just the front looks dumb. If they could match the woodgrain and make it a uniform tone it would be a nice look.
    Matching the wood grain isn't the style bamboo is laid in. You want to emphasize each pieces unique grain. I do agree that I would want a full case done in it. Just the front panel looks tacky.
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    tortnotes , December 12, 2009 5:10 AM
    The HTPC case actually looks pretty nice... and the mid tower wouldn't be so bad if it was a uniform color, or one solid piece that had been cut.
    I'd buy a bamboo-front HTPC case if it fit my decor.
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