you know what is sometimes the worst? computer accessories. cables, cords, shiny blacks and greys. these things are ugly, normally look innocuous, and basically make you want to smash your computer and become a hermit.
once in awhile, though, you see a product that makes you change your mind about smashing this shit up.
meet the wooden external hardrive.
created by BPCustomWoodworks in seattle( and available through Etsy) , the hard drives are made from %100 reclaimed or discarded wood -- the item in this picture is made from "a hunk of left over American Walnut from a much larger furniture project."
the drives come complete with a 2.5" 500GB SATA device with a USB 2.0 interface and the entire unit is powered with the provided usb cable. not to mention this would look really great on a desk. i want one.
right now they have 16 different hard drives to choose from and also other things like pet feeders, mailboxes, wine racks, and cutting boards.
also, buying from etsy is nice because there is no middle man--you buy directly from the person who (handcrafted) the thing you want!
a brief warning though: keep your credit card hidden when browsing on etsy...