In these penny-pinching, market-tumbling times, we audaciously bring you the $4,400 Skeleton Gold Phone from Russian electronics maker Gresso. Yes, yes, that might sound like a lot to pay for a mobile phone, but 18-carat-gold function keys aren't going to pay for themselves, now are they?
Other features that keep the Windows-powered Skeleton Gold firmly planted in the luxury column are the hand-polished 42k sapphire glass framing the phone's screen and the sapphire glass back panel. The phone opts for additional high-end materials like titanium alloy, African Blackwood, and ceramic. Keys feature Roman numerals. Did we mention it's Bluetooth-enabled and has a 2-megapixel camera?!
Gresso previously brought us uber-luxurious gadgets including the White Diamonds Collection, which one-ups the Skeleton Gold Phone with diamond-topped gold keys and prices ranging from $14,000 to $52,000. Suddenly, the Skeleton Gold seems like a regular budget item.
It is a limited-edition model, however, with only 50 being made, according to the company. So if you're pondering this one, you might want to start sacrificing now.
In your face, recession.