With the MacBook Air about to descend upon the masses, it's time to think about a valise that's appropriate for this piece of techno-royalty. But what to do if you weren't amused by the "AirMail" envelope and aren't thrilled with more conventional alternatives?
Dupont has the answer. The luxury goods concern is releasing the "S.T. Dupont Diamond," a limited-edition handmade travel case to mark its 135th anniversary. Although it's not a computer case per se, it can still do the job while also serving as a laptop stand--one that's … Read more
There are two basic questions about Tiffany's entry into the luxury phone market: why it took so long and why it doesn't cost more. Sure, $94,000 is a lot of money but, come on, this is Tiffany. You'd think it would have hit six figures on principle alone (though it does sound more impressive in yen--10 million).
The 3G handset, a joint project with Japan's Softbank Mobile, doesn't skimp either: It's encrusted with more than 400 diamonds totaling well over 20 carats, according to BornRich. Maybe Tiffany just decided that it can't … Read more
Japan's Tokyo's Zeus Computer has crafted a line of luxury desktops that bring a new definition to "over the top." On the menu are the "Jupiter" model made of pure platinum and the "Mars" molded in solid gold, according to Tokyo-based Pink Tentacle, at the respective prices of 80 million and 60 million yen--or $760,000 and $570,000. The specs (as if … Read more
There's almost no better example of this than this HDTV embedded with 155 rubies, which comes with screens in sizes from 32 to 40 inches and goes for around $85,000. (We say "almost" because, as BornRich notes, the "Yalos Diamond" bests it with 160 diamonds and white gold trim for $130,000.)
And if you don't mind mixing and matching your precious minerals, we have the perfect place to … Read more
Silly us. After seeing Amosu's work on its diamond iPhone, we thought there was a market for such things. But apparently it's the case that people are after.
Case-mate's cleverly named "Diamond Case" is made with 42 of the rocks, totaling 3.5 carats, embedded in 18k gold. Tech Digest says the company gave one away at Macworld and will happily sell them for $20,000 apiece if you didn't attend. There's also a carbon-fiber version for $90, in case you're in need of a late Christmas gift for the butler.
But … Read more
This is wrong on so many fronts. First, there's the obvious: a mouse festooned with diamonds and gold? It's bad enough that we're forced to endure $29,000 USB sticks made of the same. Second, would you really want to jam something like a rock-studded "MoGo Mouse" into your computer? That's where the ultra-slim peripheral is stored and recharged, in the PC slot.
Even though this limited edition is estimated at a relatively paltry sum of $1,000, according to Newlaunches, we can just imagine its stones coming loose inside a laptop's chassis. … Read more
Now, thanks to the advancement of technology, it has upgraded the line with a model dubbed "Ice" that has more capacity for about $29,000, according to Luxurylaunches--capacity for diamonds, that is, of which there are 456. (The previously cited "Snow" version had a mere 96 stones.) It's also made of platinum, as opposed to the low-rent 18k gold of its … Read more
It may not be embossed with a crystal Hello Kitty head (thank God), but this MP3 necklace an equally gaudy and ridiculous way to pamper your pooch. As if the mere idea of a canine music player weren't silly enough, the "JooZoo" is a heart-shaped MP3 pendant made of diamonds and 18k gold, with matching remote and speaker dock.
Even worse, Popgadgets says South Korea's Innobitz claims it will "enhance your pet's physical health and relieve stress through automatic content responding to various pet behaviors." Luckily, it's reportedly available only on the … Read more