I think most people who retire today are lucky to get a potluck dinner and a cake as they leave before the fight over their vacated office ensues. In years gone by you might get a gold watch after years of service, but I don’t think that happens much today.
I’m sure some of you are familiar with the name Stuart Hughes by now. He’s the crazy chap who takes gadgets and coats them in sometimes turd-colored gold, diamonds, and a bit of other gems and other rare shit and then sells the resulting mortal sin for bundles of cash.
Good luck getting a signal in heaven, or wherever you think when your earthly hardware goes after death.
Showcased at the Verona Luxury Fair in Italy – like its name implies, the fair is a billionaires’ flea market – the coffin costs $381,000 (USD).
I get the point of having gold or diamond-studded jewelry, or even watches. Those things have timeless appeal. But re-forming an iPod’s body out of solid 18ct rose gold and then adding platinum and diamonds to it is plain dumb.
Here’s another kooky – yet violent – USB flash drive from China. This time, we’ve got memory that looks just like a bullet.
Now the guys over at ChinaGrabber say the drive is based on the the design of machine gun ammunition, but I think they look more like the bullets from an assault rifle.
You can say what you want, but the golden glitter of this PS3 will draw anyone’s eye. This will undoubtedly be the world’s most expensive PS3 since it’s partially made out of gold.
This golden PS3 is the brainchild of Stuart Hughes, who released this wonder after his Nintendo Wii Supreme, which was worth almost half a million dollars.
I still vividly remember the first time I saw Raiders of the Lost Ark. There’s nothing like a good Karen-Allen-broken-bottle-a-wieldin’-Harrison-Ford-snake-a-fearin’-Nazi-face-a-meltin’-Ark-in-a-government-storage-facility-a-hidin’ romp for a good time. So when I saw these fun Indiana Jones-inspired desk accessories, it put a big smile on my face.
I can’t decide which I like better – the pen-holdin’ gold Chachapoyan idol, or the business-card-rockin’ miniature Ark of the Covenant.
It’s already pretty awesome to get a gold medal. Really – it means that for at least one day, you were the best in the world at something, and there’s no arguing with that. But Olympic medals have become increasingly more beautiful, too, and the medals for the 2010 Vancouver winter games are no exception… and it doesn’t hurt that they’re made from old circuit boards!
The medals all feature work by Canadian artists Corrine Hunt and Omer Arbel, and are each laser-etched with a unique design so that no two of the games’ medals will be the same.
If you had an NES as a budding young gamer, odds are the gold cartridge for The Legend of Zelda had a special place in your heart. Sure, it looked a little cheap if you really studied it, maybe even tacky, but after blowing the dust out of one of those babies, all other cartridges were plain ol’ gray and boring.
Donald Trump, now that you’ve outfitted your desktop with a gold USB hub and gold mouse for your gold MacBook Pro, why not pick up a matching gold bar flash drive?
Sure, this flash drive might say it’s 999.9
What was the last thing you bought at a vending machine? A can of soda? A magazine? A bike? A gold nugget? Live bait? Woman’s Day’s Brynn Mannino made a list of some of the weirdest vending machines we have today.
I just love the look of these luscious retro-modern headphones. Named for the rotational speed of classic vinyl records, these Eskuché 33 and 1/3 headphones should be great for listening to any music, whether recorded on a vinyl platter or in the digital ether.
Each pair is loaded up with LR Soundsystems’ drivers rated at 20Hz to 20KHz frequency range and 112 dB sensitivity.
Forget those movies, with their glitzy CGI. If you want to see Optimus Prime really shine, you’ve got to check out this custom-made Transformers jewelry. This takes DIY to a whole new level.
See that? That’s gold.
While some of us love the clean minimal design of our iPhones, I’m sure some of you guys would prefer to give your gadgets a little more personal flair. If you’re looking for something a bit out of the ordinary, these metal gadget skins might do the trick.
Made by SGP, these metal skins are made of a wafer-thin layer of nickel or 24K gold-plate sealed with an anti-rust coating.
This gold bullion mouse is sure to make your friends and co-workers think that you’ve got money to burn – especially when you plug it into a matching gold brick USB hub and then plug that into your gold MacBook Pro.
What better way to store your important files than inside the body a tiny little robot?
These USB flash drives sort of remind me of Futurama’s Bender Bending Rodriguez, what with their bendy metallic arms. But these robots won’t tell you to bite their shiny metal behinds.