We’ve heard about bamboo computer monitors, bamboo computer mice, bamboo keyboards, and other computer peripherals crafted from bamboo but Taiwan-based ASUS, maker of all manner of computer components, has announced laptop computers with bamboo veneers. ASUS’ Bamboo Series features laptop computers with artisan-grade Moso bamboo paneling. Part of their Ultra-Slim line of laptop PCs, these bamboo laptops have bamboo veneer on the back of the display, below the keyboard, and even the touch pad is made from bamboo fibers.
It’s been well-documented that when given the choice, most consumers will choose an environmentally-friendly product if it is equal or superior in quality to less ‘green’ alternatives. It would seem that ASUS’ marketing department understands this very well. Not only is the laptop’s case and touch pad made of renewable bamboo, the laptop is also powered by ASUS’ Super Hybrid Engine which consumes less power and extends battery life by anywhere from 35 to 70 percent.
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Along with a host of other computer components and peripherals, people can now use flash drives made of hardened bamboo for easy data storage and portability. Flash drives have been hot promotional giveaways for businesses of all kinds for years now but recently there has been a trend toward ‘green’ items. Bamboo flash drives accomplish both these aims very well as businesses can have their logo imprinted on flash drives made with bamboo cases instead of plastic.
Just like plastic models, bamboo flash drives are available in storage capacities of 64,128, 256, or 512 megabytes as well as 1 and 2 gigabyte sizes with larger capacity models likely available in the near future. Since plastic is a petroleum-based product and bamboo is a renewable material, promotional bamboo flash drives used as promotional giveaways allow companies to set an environmentally-responsible example. Continue reading “Data Storage and Transfer get ‘Green’ with Bamboo Flash Drives”