Remember back in the 80s when the station wagons were the mini-van of its time? Then remember looking at that station wagon and saying to yourself, “man, you know what would make this hearse-shaped car even sexier?… Wood!” Then wood panels were installed on station wagons for years and everyone rejoiced.
Toast is doing the same thing but with the Switch – adding wood paneling to technology. If you think using a dead plant as skin to your technologically advanced gaming hardware is a good idea, read Toast’s press release below:
It’s a fact: you want to play Zelda, and you want to look good doing it. Toast knows this. If your Nintendo Switch gaming system is taking pride of place in your living room and getting loads of attention on the go, Toast’s gorgeous, adhesive real wood covers will help you get your game on in style. At last, Toast’s best-selling wood and bamboo PlayStation and Xbox covers are joined by their fully decked-out design options for the Nintendo Switch. Toast covers are truly one-of-a-kind. Each cover is laser-cut from real wood veneer and meticulously finished by hand for a precise fit and perfect finish. The unique grain patterns of each piece of veneer are cut to match, creating a seamless look as they wrap around the Switch’s dock, console and Joy-Con controllers. High-quality adhesives attach the cover directly and securely to
Toast’s eye for form and flair is matched by their precise attention to functionality. The Switch dock kit covers every available inch of the angular dock with precisely designed, crisply lasered wooden panels. The console and Joy-Con kit pieces wrap around the console’s face, sides and back, cover the top face of the Joy-Con controllers, and fancy up the front face of the grip controller. They cleverly leave all ports, buttons, lights, kickstand function and other features perfectly accessible.
Even better, gamers can personalize their Toast covers with laser-engraved text or their own original art. A detailed etching of a gaming avatar, logo or other favorite image, personally dialed in by Toast’s designers for maximum impact, is the ultimate way to elevate a console to favorite-possession status. Beyond the serious style and tactile warmth that they bring to each device, Toast covers also provide a layer of protection against bumps, nicks and scratches. They feature multiple applications of a hand-rubbed finish to repel grime and stains. The naturally durable wood gracefully weathers daily wear and tear. Toast’s Nintendo Switch covers are available in sustainable walnut, ash, and ebony. Dock kits are also available in bamboo. Retail pricing starts at $24 for dock kits, $39 for console kits, and $59 for both. Custom text engraving is available for an extra $5 and fully customized dock covers start at $54. For more information about Toast gaming system covers and ordering, visit toastmade. com/gaming/. Toast’s other incredible products – wood and leather covers for a huge range of smartphones, tablets, laptops and smart home gadgets – are also available at toastmade.com.
Finnish-American designer and furniture maker Matias Brecher launched Toast in January 2012 with a utopian dream and a successful Kickstarter project. Since those early days in Matias’ basement workshop, Toast has grown to a team of eleven Portlanders who happily obsess over crafting the most amazing and eco-friendly tech covers known to man. All Toast products are designed and made in beautiful Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. Toast is committed to progressive environmental practices: as a member of 1% For The Planet, they donate 1% of annual net sales to environmental non-profits. Through their partnership with Trees For the Future, Toast plants a tree for each product they make. They use 100% renewable energy and locally printed FSC-certified paper packaging, and they love to join local environmental field project.