We all know Hannspree is wonderfully bonkers. Why else would it sell? The latest example of its charming lunacy is the Hannspree Boston monitor -- a 19-inch PC display with a wood-grain bezel.
Unlike recent offerings from SmartPlanet, you should absolutely adore it. Here at Crave, we're not really feeling the whole wood theme, but the cylindrical aluminium stand at the rear is pretty cool.and , it's not real wood -- but it's a pretty close approximation. If you're a fan of retro designs, trees, or Crave's eco-happy sister site
The Boston has a native resolution of 1,440x900 pixels, 300cd/m2 brightness, 700:1 contrast ratio, and 5ms response time. It comes with D-Sub and DVI video inputs, a 150-degree horizontal viewing angle, and a three-year onsite warranty.
We applaud Hannspree's attempts to branch out (bu-dum tish!) and do something a touch different. It makes a change from all the silver and black monitors we see every day, and at least it's a talking point. With that in mind, we're off to write a full review of it. -Rory Reid