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Wood Kubb is a computer made of wood

Are you bored of your plasticky tower PC? Maybe you don’t want to buy an iMac and join the turtleneck brigade? Wood Kubb is something new entirely.

It’s a computer made of wood, so it looks more like an item of furniture than something to do spreadsheets with. It stands just under 5 inches tall, so will happily sit on your desk and not take up much room.

You can choose from three different types of wood: white ash, brown ash and elm. And each Wood Kubb is completely unique, as each is made from a different part of the tree.

It has all the usual connections, including four USB ports, a mini-DisplayPort, mini-HDMI and WiDi that lets you connect a screen wirelessly.

So what about the all-important features? You can choose the processor (Intel Core i3 to i5), storage (128GB to 1TB), memory (8GB to 16GB) and graphics (Intel HD4400 – 5000). But other than that, the specs are standard. You get Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Windows 10, gigabit ethernet and the aforementioned connections.

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And that’s it. It’s certainly different, and a lot more attractive than most PCs. Just make sure you don’t pair it with a boxy old monitor and knackered old keyboard. Might ruin the chic look somewhat.

It’s raised over €16,000 of a €45,000 goal, and has 40 days to go. If it hits its target, it will ship in November. Prices start at €459 (£336) for the early bird, with the standard retail price set at €795.

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