A London based start-up has created digital music players made from nuts and beans found in the tropical forests of South America.

Cybotonics Ltd has found a way to create digital music players from tagua nuts and sea beans found in Colombia.

Sales from the iBean and iTagua products will “provide a direct income stream to indigenous South American Indians” as well as benefit biodiversity charity Natura.

Digital music players

Each 4GB music player will deliver CD quality music as well as playing normal MP3 files.

The products are already available to pre-order via the crowd sourced funding website Kickstarter and, if enough money is raised, will go into commercial production later in 2013.