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•Attention to Wooden Covered PC-related Products

October 1, 1998 (TOKYO) -- Among the various newest products and cutting-edge technologies introduced at World PC Expo 98 are the wooden PC and peripherals cases exhibited by TAD Co., Ltd. TAD is headquartered in Asahikawa-city, Hokkaido prefecture.

Most unusual are TAD's wooden framed LCD monitors. The company encases LCDs from Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. with high-quality birch wood. The unit on display at World PC Expo is still in its prototype stage, but the productoin versions is expected to be priced around 200,000 yen (US$1493).

"Since products related to PCs are all mechanical, we would like to provide products with heart-warming features," said a company representative. TAD uses all botanical and allergen-free paints.

(Nikkei Click)

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