- By Christine Y. ChenChristine Y. Chen is a senior editor at Foreign Policy.
Just about every newspaper, magazine, and website has published a holiday gift guide. And inevitably, their lists include lots of eco-friendly products, such as bamboo bowls or bamboo clothes. But how about a bamboo computer? Cashing in on the green trend, Taiwan’s Asustek Computer has developed a laptop encased in bamboo. Most laptops are encased in plastic that contain toxins like polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, whereas bamboo is a fast-growing, durable natural grass. Sadly, though, you can’t buy it. Asustek has only unveiled a prototype. Maybe it’ll hit the market by next year’s holiday season.