gGadget > New Android Phone, ADzero, Has Sustainable Bamboo Casing
Kieron-Scott Woodhouse, a forward-thinking student at Middlesex University in the UK, has created a new Android phone that comes with bamboo casing. This phone, dubbed ADzero, is one of the first smartphones to be made partially out of sustainable, natural parts. ADzero’s bamboo casing is 100% organic, smooth, sleek, and adds a naturally elegant touch to the phone.
This new Android comes with everything you’d expect: all the right ports, buttons where you expect them to be, and a rear-facing camera. What’s most notable about ADzero, aside from its bamboo casing, is that it’s incredibly lightweight. Although bamboo is a sturdy material, it doesn’t weigh much. And because of bamboo’s sturdiness, this phone’s casing is pretty dent and ding resistant.
ADzero, the first ever bamboo phone, will be released sometime later this year in the UK and China. There’s no word yet on whether or not any of the major British or Chinese mobile carriers will distribute the phone to a large market. It’s more likely that ADzero will become a specialty item that’s marketed to the small group of consumers interested in tech products made out of sustainable materials.
ADzero has the potential to be one of the most eco friendly phones for sale. It will join the growing group of tech products made out of bamboo. Keyboards and laptops made with bamboo materials have been around for a while. Making a gadget with bamboo instead of plastic reduces the carbon emissions associated with the production of that gadget. Additionally, throwing sustainable materials like bamboo out when it’s time to upgrade your phone is a lot more environmentally friendly than throwing materials like plastic out.