When money is no object, the objects available are endless.
While the typical shopper waited in line to buy Apple’s iPad, London-based luxury designer Stuart Hughes began working on the ultimate iPad for the luxe-lifestyler. Along with his wife Katherine Hughes, the designer adds gold, platinum and precious stones to the newest electronic products to hit the market and creates a product that makes a statement, beyond its original purpose. So, when Apple introduced the iPad it seemed only natural that the Hughes’ would add their luxurious touch this piece of coveted technology.
Think you’re worth it? Think fast – one of the designers’ appeal is that there are only a limited number of items available for purchase.
The solid Platinum iPad SUPREME Edition: The solid platinum and diamond iPad is encrusted with 85.5 cts of ‘I’F’ Flawless diamonds, a total amount of 173 individually set sparkling diamonds. The iPad alone weighs in at 1.5 pounds, but add the platinum and diamonds to this gem and you’ll be carrying around a 6 pound piece of blinged-out technology. The platinum iPad is available in the Wi-Fi & 3G , 64GB versions, but only 5 platinum iPads are available for sale o be made.
Total price: £299,995.00 (about $443,000 USD)
The solid Gold iPad SUPREME Edition: A little lighter that the Platinum iPad, but equally as stunning, is the Gold iPad, which is encrusted with 25.5 cts of ‘I’F’ Flawless diamonds – a total of 53 individually set diamonds that sit around the 22ct Apple logo on the back of the iPad. The back of the iPad and the perimeter of the screen are made from a single piece of solid 22ct gold, which brings the weight of this beauty to roughly 4.5 pounds.There are only 10 items available in either the Wi-Fi or 3G editions.
Total price: Price – £129,995.00 (about $192,000 USD)
Can’t afford one of these priceless pieces? Maybe you should just dress up your iPad with a luxury case from Louis Vuitton.
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