Oak? That's so yesterday. Bamboo is the way to go!
'ASUS Bamboo concept series stands for our continuous commitment to bring cutting edge products that are sensational in all senses and forms. In the nature, Bamboo carries a touch of spiritual warmth with its unique tactile surface and its refreshing fragrance. In the Chinese culture, this unique character symbolises a serene wisdom that takes the soul through a journey of aesthetic realms. It's this poetic quality of bamboo that the ASUS designers strived to convey in our product designs.'
That's the official blurb and you're probably thinking what I was thinking - what a load of codswallop.
Well, hold your horses, I was as sceptical as the next fella, until I saw this Bamboo concept in the flesh.
It's a beauty isn't it? And believe you me, it feels smooth as silk and actually does smell good! I don't know if I'd go as far as to say it took my soul through a journey of aesthetic realms but the Dell Inspiron that I'm typing on now does seem incredibly dull in comparison.
And the stand has a whole host of Bamboo-goodness to feast your eyes on.