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Magno Radio is Made Out of Wood

by Paul Strauss
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This funky portable radio out of Asia has a unique case design that’s almost entirely made out of wood. Envisioned by designer Singgih Kartono, the Magno radio is carved from Indonesian ebony wood. Even its knobs, handle and antenna topper are constructed from hardwoods.

Magno Wooden Radio

The boxy design echoes portable radios from the sixties and seventies, but thanks to its smoothly curved surfaces, is firmly grounded in modern times.

Magno Wooden Radio

The radio receives AM and FM stations, and runs off of AA batteries for portability. In this age of all things plastic, it’s nice to see some technology that incorporates some natural materials for a change.

The Magno radio is available from Japan’s assistOn for ¥17,640 which works out to be about $142 US dollars.



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