Recompute: Cardboard Computer Case

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Recompute is an unusual case for your computer. It's green and sustainable ... and made out of corrugated cardboards!

Recompute and other neat "green" technologies are competing in the Greener Gadgets Design Competition, hosted by Core77 (you can vote for your favorite green gadgets):

Rather than making a large tower constructed from numerous materials (ABS plastic, aluminum, steel, etc.), hundreds of manufacturing processes, and dozens of individual components, the Recompute case is made of corrugated cardboard (recyclable and renewable). There are four low-impact manufacturing processes to assemble Recompute: Die cutting, gluing (with non-toxic white glue), printing and electronic assembly. Recompute uses only three major electronic components: A motherboard with processor & memory, power supply, and a hard drive.

Link - via designzen

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Well, EMF/RFI should also be considered as a "green", electronics and hygienic issue...
(though metal shielding (inside) requires less material/resources, than metal cases)
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"The designer, Brenden Macaluso, also mentioned that there's been some concern over the safety of using cardboard -- but his reasoning with regards to the materials is that cardboard is more heat-resistant than many plastics, with a much higher fire and ignition point -- 258°C (496.4°F)and 427°C (800.6°F), respectively -- where plastics begin to melt at about 120°C (248°F)."

http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/05/recompute-a-closer-look-at-the-sustainable-cardboard-pc/
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I just can't buy this is REMOTELY safe. Computers get HOT. VERY hot. Why on earth would you use a paper product to encase such high temperature electronics? I could see recyclable plastic maybe, but not paper.
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