For about the price of fifty iPod Shuffles, you can own one of these exclusive MP3 players made from rare woods and precious metals.
Made by Russian electronics maker Gresso, the Symphonia series of media players are handcrafted from rare 200 year-old African Blackwood and gold. Like Apple’s Shuffle, the players have just 1GB of flash memory, but do also add on an FM tuner for good measure. The tiny players are just 1.5″ (w) x 1.5″ (h) x 0.4″ (d) and range in price from $4000 to $6500 USD, depending on the materials selected.
I think I’ll pass and pay my mortgage for the next couple of months instead.