Here’s an Android smartphone with a difference; Middlesex University student Kieron-Scott Woodhouse has put together a bamboo blower!
The 23 year-old Brit, working alongside ADzero, has been working on the project after a number of his previous concept designs were picked up on gadget blogs around the globe.
He’s now working with the company to make the Bamboo ADzero a reality; an Android phone half the weight of an iPhone, with a unibody design crafted entirely from a single piece of four year-old bamboo.
“The whole experience so far has been incredible and completely unexpected,” said Woodhouse.
“Completing my final year and working has been challenging, but my course and the project complement each other well and it’s a great start of my career. I can’t wait to see my mobile phone in shops this year.”
Though initially only set for release in China, the buzz generated by the handset’s design means it will now get a limited release through boutique shops in the UK too. We’ll keep you posted on the details of the release, but for now marvel at the design in the video above.
By Gerald Lynch | February 1st, 2012