I’ve yet to meet a Tata or two that I didn’t think were interesting in one way or another. You could consider me a Tata connoisseur. There is one thing that will turn many people off to looking at Tatas though, and that is if your Tata is encrusted.
So you’ve got a gold plated flash drive. It even looks like a real gold bar! La dee-frickin-da. That’ll look pathetic without an equally blinged out computer to stick it into. If you really want to burn money and be a true techie pimp, you’re going to have to get something like this golden MacBook Pro by Computer Choppers.
Here’s a flash drive that will fit right in with Computer Choppers‘ and Stuart Hughes‘ luxury gadgets. Speaking of both manufacturers, did you know that the two have an ongoing spat? Anyway. While we’ve featured a gold brick-like flash drive before, this one really does have gold on it.
If you are a fan of listening to your digital tracks, but you prefer the analog sound from the old days for your tunes, and you like your gadgets blinged out, there’s a new digital audio converter for you.
Released in 1977, the Atari 2600 aka VCS (Video Computer System) is a pioneering piece of technology. Although it was not the first to have game code separate from the console (as opposed to a piece of hardware that was stuck with pre-installed games) it was the one that popularized that setup, which as we all know is still in use today.
If you’re one of the people who like the idea of owning iced up and gemmed gadgets but don’t have enough money to snag one of Stuart Hughes‘ over–the–top pieces, maybe you’d settle for having one of your keyboard’s keys blinged up?
If I had a million dollars, I’d buy a new car. Maybe I’ll build my puppy a fancy doghouse, like the one Paris Hilton built for her Chihuahuas. Or maybe I’ll invest it in the stock market, maybe open up a franchise of some fast food restaurant.
Luxury cars, luxury toilets, and luxury watches have all had their run. Now it’s time for a luxury mobile phone to take the stage.
And when I say “luxury,” I mostly mean “insanely expensive.”
The silver version of these extravagant phones go for £6,400 ($10,560 USD) while the gold-plated one sells for a lofty £37,000 ($61,000).
With Japan and China already filling their vending machines with bananas and crabs, I guess they needed to come up with something different to sell instead of cans of Coke and Snickers bars. So what’s next for Asia’s vending machines?
An elegantly concealed weapon covered in gold, this 1948 .22 cal pencil-pistol was made by The Late Maharaja of Jodhpur, who gave it as a present to Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India. Sounds like a (minor) treasure worthy of Nathan Drake doesn’t it?
The Stuart Hughes recipe for success: gadget + gold + diamonds = PROFIT. The latest manifestation of that formula is of course a golden iPad (the 64GB WiFi + 3G model), supposedly made by Stuart’s wife Katherine.
The Apple logo on the back of this sinful monster is made of 22 carat solid gold, and has 25.5
Luxury phone brand Mobiado prides itself in crafting unique phones. The company was one of the first to use materials such as aluminum, wood and even meteorites. Their latest design is the CPT001, a cellphone with a body carved from a single block of marble.
You know the drill: take a gadget, make no improvements or additions to its functionality but plaster some rare gems on it and voila. You have a world’s most expensive <insert gadget here>.
The World’s Most Expensive Computer Mouse – yes, that’s actually the gadget’s name – is made by Pat Says Now.
You’ve gotta hand it to the guys at Computer Choppers. They know how to coat gadgets in fancy metals. Today’s gold-plated electronic creation, the 24-karat Xbox 360.
Both the Xbox and its controller received the full golden dip, and would look great alongside your gold chains and gold grills.
To celebrate the first anniversary of their flagship store in Tokyo, Vertu – the luxury brand of cellphone giant Nokia – will be selling four “golden” cellphones. The price? ¥20,000,000 (appx. $215,000 USD) each. The handsets are not really made of gold – they’re “just” decorated with Japanese gold lacquerwork, and they do look amazing.