The great thing about bamboo is its propensity for growth. The grass practically nurtures itself and is a great renewable resource for product manufacturing. However, most products made from bamboo tends to be shredded then laminated, meaning more energy and more glue. This speaker, however, is as minimal as it gets. The bamboo’s hollow core gets refined as a conduit for sound and a small incision is made to hold an iPhone where the speaker and wood channels sound waves. I especially like the warmth the wood imparts on the sound.
If you’re particularly skilled, you can try making this at home since iBambooSpeaker is temporarily out of stock. For $25, it’s cheaper than buying the necessary tools. Just sign up on their website to get notified of the next replenishment.