Finally, a gift for the posh paleontologist Apple fanboi who has everything--the iPad 2 Gold History Edition from luxury designer Stuart Hughes comes with 53 "flawless" diamonds individually set in the Apple logo; a 24-karat gold back-plate; an Ammolite front frame complete with shavings of a tyrannosaurus rex thigh bone; and one more huge, 8.5-karat flawless diamond on the front.
Owning this unique gadget will set you back a little more than 8 million dollars, but you'll want to break open that piggy bank soon, because the production run is limited to two. The price tag outdoes the previous title-holder for world's most expensive iPad--a $1.2 million diamond-encrusted offering--by a mile.
Here's a more detailed look at the specs:
- 57 grams of 65 million-year-old tyrannosaurus rex thigh bone.
- 750 grams of Ammolite stone, the world's oldest at 75 million years; sourced from Canada.
- 16.5-karat diamonds on the back and an 8.5-karat single diamond on the front.
- 2,000 grams of solid 24-karat gold.
If you don't fancy yourself a fashionista in the Jurassic style, associated site Goldstriker also offers plenty of other lavishly modified gadgets for all sorts of tastes. There's even a gold, monogrammed BlackBerry available for die-hard fans of the legendary Western Australian soccer club the Perth Glory. No word on whether that one comes with any shavings from the goalie's thigh bone.