Wooden Travel Case PC casemod brings retro back into vogue
If you have a way with words and also like suit cases, you will surely love the Wooden Travel Case Case Mod. Bringing back the original case in a case mod, the design by Grant Anderson harks back to the era of subtleties and tuxedos. This fascinating retro essence is upheld by the use of solid wood as the prevalent case material, which is complemented by a host of brass hinges and catches along with James Bond-esque hidden compartments. Of course, all of these classy attributes directly relate to the form factor of the computer in question, which in turn bridges the gap between a laptop and a PC.
The hybrid form is quite evident from the slim nature of the suitcase. Once we open it up, the case reveals a pretty large 22-inch IPS Screen, a built-in amplifier and some cool speakers (below the screen), an integrated keyboard and of course a CPU beneath the wood panel. And, the good thing is the flexibility in its usage pattern, where you can unplug the default screen and use a cable to connect to a larger television.
The Wooden Travel Case Case Mod is basically the ‘upcycled’ version of a broken gaming laptop. And, as many of us know replacing a computer is a pretty costly affair. The designer traversed this predicament by opting for a full blown modification that makes use of a custom wooden case.
However, in terms of specs, the Wooden Travel Case Case Mod is not exactly a powerhouse. Nigh symbolically mirroring its svelte form factor, the computer has – an Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 processor (clocking at 2.13Ghz), 4GB RAM, 2x 320GB HDD, 512MB Nvidia GeForce 9500M Graphics, along with the other stuff, like – DVD+/-RW +/-DL, Card Reader, Gigabit LAN, Wireless N (with custom antenna), Bluetooth, eSATA, USB 2 and 3, Webcam and Mic.