Knock on Wood

With the variety of special gifts available at Bamford & Sons’ flagship Sloane Square store, it must be difficult for the company’s buyers to find something really different. Super-exclusive cellphones are nothing new – but with an outer layer made of exotic wood?

The Mobiado Professional Executive Model (EM) combines hardwood, aluminium, acrylic, and stainless steel to perfection to truly create the ultimate in luxury mobiles. The telephones are made in two natural wood finishes, Cocobolo and Honduras Rosewood hardwoods, and both are finished in a special lacquer that protects the wood from accidental knocks and grazes. Every Professional EM is as different and unique as every rare exotic tree – no two phones are alike. The aluminium midsection of the phone is created from aircraft alloy to build a strong and stiff yet light body, filtered glass bead blasted, and then anodised to produce a ceramic surface for the toughest of uses. The buttons are stainless steel and the screens are abrasive resistant acrylic.

Underneath Mother Nature’s carapace there is a technological feast with features like tri-band GSM network functionality that means it works within North America, Europe, Africa, Asia- Pacific, and South America where EGSM 900, GSM 1800, and GSM 1900 networks are available. It is also equipped with video streaming with sound, a 1.3 megapixel camera and video camera, 32 MB internal memory and support for MMC cards up to 512 MB, active TFT colour display, push to talk over cellular, Bluetooth technology, infrared, speaker phone, XHTML browsing and email over TCP/IP, AAC/MP3/M4A stereo music player and FM radio.

The price for the tropical wood mobile ‘phone is approximately EURO 1500 and is available from Bamfords & Sons in London. For further details please visit

Text: Classic Driver
Photos: Mobiano

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