Magno wooden radio by Singgih Kartono

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Like the idea of wood-based gadgetry? You’ll love the Magno radio from Areaware.

Why wood? Well, according to designer Singgih Kartono, it’s because of ‘wood’s simplicity and organic vitality’. And because novelty sells too. There’s AM, FM and SW bands, large child-like controls and ‘the most current mp3 player compatible electronics’, which probably means you can plug in your MP3 player and use it as a speaker.

Made of sustainably-grown wood, it retails in the US from April, priced at $275 (around £140).

Areaware (via Retro To Go)

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