STYLE AND SATISFACTION: THE GRAND LUXURY GADGETS
It might appear somewhat silly for most people, to think about luxury and gadgets in the same breath. But, there have been plenty of product manufacturers in the world that have blinged out at various technological products. Some of these gadgets have been around for quite a while, whereas the rest have been around only for the past few months.
So, we have hand-picked some of the best and most luxurious of these gadgets.. Have a look and be blown away.
iPhone 4 Diamond Rose
Designer Stuart Hughes is known for his over-the-top luxury creations, and his iPhone 4 Diamond Rose is touted as “the world’s most expensive phone” with a price tag over $8 million (only 2 were made). The bezel is handmade from rose gold with 500 individual flawless diamonds totaling over 100 carats. Add another 53 diamonds for the Apple logo and a single cut 7.4-carat pink diamond inside the platinum navigation button and you have yourself one blinding piece of bling. They even toss in an 8-carat single cut flawless diamond to replace the pink one if you would like to switch things up. At night, you can put this baby to bed in a chest made from a single block of leather-lined granite.
Linea Pro Swarovski Crystal C2 Flat Iron
After you’ve stepped out of your champagne bath and dried off with a towel made from the fur of a genuine Bigfoot, make sure your in-house stylist uses the Linea Pro flat iron to fix your hair. It features 2543 genuine, hand applied Swarovski crystals and comes with a certificate of authenticity and a plaque from the Swarovski factory in London to prove it. $850
iPad 2 Gold History Edition
That’s right, Stuart Hughes is back again with what is likely to be the world’s most expensive iPad 2. It’s encrusted with 12.5 carats of flawless diamonds, 53 individually set sparkling gems set in a solid 24-carat gold Apple logo on a 24-carat gold rear plate that weighs an insane 4.4 pounds (heavy enough to snap off the fragile arms of trust fund beneficiaries who haven’t worked a day in their lives). But that’s not all the front frame is made from 75 million-year old Ammolite with sections from a 65 million-year old T-Rex thigh bone splintered and shaved into the stone. Seriously no kidding dinosaur bones but we’re not done yet! There’s still the matter of a single cut 8.5-carat flawless diamond inlaid into a platinum navigation button surrounded by an additional 12 flawless diamonds. This can all be yours for the low, low price of $8 million.
What do you drive? Well, I drive a Ferrari. Now come rolling up to her doorstep in this Ferrari Segway with a little red bike helmet on. Technically, you weren’t lying! Basically, this Segway i2 doesn’t appear to be any different from the stock version, save for a red paint job, Ferrari logo, leather handlebar bag and a $10,200 price tag
24-carat gold Kindle
Have you ever seen that Amazon Kindle commercial with the woman lying next to the pool feeling all smug about how much cheaper her Kindle was than an iPad? Well, if she had Amosu Coutor’s 24-carat gold plated version she would feel like a complete moron. A 3G version would have set her back $1965.
Golden cell phone-equipped coffin
Who says you can’t take it with you? The Egyptian pharaohs gave it their best shot, and you can too with this gold plated coffin with an equally golden cell phone display. It’s great for prank calling your enemies from beyond the grave, and you simply can’t put a price on the peace of mind that comes with knowing you won’t be buried alive. Oh wait, yes you can! The coffin was sold at auction for $381,000.
Dallmeier Swarovski-studded surveillance camera
What better way to deter thieves than to encase your surveillance camera in 600 Swarovski crystals? How about a mat woven with $100 bills with the word “Welcome” spelled out in Krugerrands? Plus, with a 1/3 DPS image sensor and Cam-inPIX technology you are sure to get a clear picture of the burglar as he tries to pry the camera off the ceiling. $2015