(image credit: Gresso) Gresso custom limited edition Black Diamonds iPhone 4 | US$tbc | gresso.com
there are hundreds of ways to make an already expensive iPhone 4 even more expensive. giving it an all out gold treatment is one way but that’s so yesterday. there is a more classy way, like adorning it with white and black diamonds over a classy 200-year-old African Blackwood. if the aforementioned statement tickles your senses, then the new Gresso iPhone 4 Black Diamonds for Lady is the phone for you. however, if you are not a lady, i’m sure the classy diamonds and wood combo won’t make you any less manly.
in place of the fragile glass panel, this Gresso item has a wooden panel crafted out of a 200-year-old African Blackwood and encrusted with 6-carats black diamonds, 13-carats white diamonds, and topped with 18-carats pink gold and platinum precious metals. the edge is of platinum, adorned with black diamonds and the ‘home’ button is decorated with 2-carats black diamond framed inside a cluster of white diamonds and pink gold. beautiful isn’t? we love the diamonds and blackwood combo. it gives a sense of classiness without the being too ostentatious.
unfortunately, there are now words on how much the custom limited edition Gresso iPhone 4 Black Diamonds for Lady will cost, however it is safe to assume that it would cost a bomb. but hey, it is totally gorgeous, ain’t it?
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among the glitz and glamour of last week’s 83rd Academy Award, there was something that was equally dazzling which most of us don’t realized. Motorola is not usually the name to be associated with Hollywood’s most glamourous event of the year but this year Motorola has a very special gift in the form of a limited edition gold Motorola XOOM complete with a custom leather envelope case, for a group of exclusive stars. yeah, that’s right. this year’s host and top nominees, who probably are too rich to care less about a tablet, walked away with this very limited edition gold tablet. damn. aren’t they are lucky?
in case you are wondering, who are those lucky nominees, they are the hosts and the nominees for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Director, which i believe, you guys already knew who they were. kind of like a congratulatory prize for being nominated (and bonus to those who have been awarded) but i am pretty sure, the value (of the tablet) weren’t even a fraction of the cost of their wardrobes. nevertheless, it was a befitting gift for the nominees as the XOOM was also a multiple award winner itself, which has bagged a total of eight awards, including the coveted CNET “Best of the Show” at the CES 2011.
(image credit: Dunhill) Dunhill Biometric Wallet | US$825.00 | www.dunhill.com
if you loathe people fishing through your wallet indiscriminately or simply don’t wish to let pickpockets have their day with your wallet, then Dunhill has a solution that’s tailored exactly for such situations. dubbed the Biometric Wallet, it is touted to be virtually indestructible and it will only opens up with the touch of your fingerprint.
the security feature doesn’t stop there, the wallet, if linked via Bluetooth to your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone, will sound an alarm if the mobile and the wallet are separated by more than 5-meters. a security feature that is certainly a necessity as you won’t want to be misplacing a $825 wallet.
aside from its racy exterior which is constructed from highly durable carbon fiber material, the interior of the wallet is of leather featuring credit card holders and stainless steel money clip. it’s a pricey wallet but it is, after all, a Dunhill and it don’t just keep your cash, but secures them too. that’s two security features for a price of one, sounds like a bargain to me.
(image credit: Firebox) Swarovski DJ Headphones | £1,799.99 | www.suck.uk.com
a pair of Swarovski crystals encrusted cans has just joined the world of bling-bling or pimp my cans, or whatever you call it. i can’t believe my eyes and the price tag on this pair of shimmering shiny cans when i first saw it (in picture, of course). basically some DJs decided that their usual black pair of cans doesn’t stand out as much when they were spinning the tunes and decided to cover a pair of Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphone all over with (what else?) Swarovski crystals. how’s that for the ultimate bling? want one? it’s available for pre-order over at Firebox for just under £1,800 (approximately US$2,862).
Leica M9 limited edition silver chrome set | US$12,950.00 | www.leica.com
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i found myself saying this: Leica is no stranger to churning out camera that’s beautiful and ridiculously expensive. here’s the latest to join the flock: the limited edition Leica M9 silver chrome body which features scratch-resistant sapphire glass, silver chrome body (of course!) wrapped in brown ostrich leather, matching custom ostrich brown leather camera strap and Leica Summicron 35mm f/2 silver chrome lens.
only 50 of this beauty are available and the kit is now available at the Leica Boutique in Palm Beach and Popflash. the price? a whopping $12,950. for this grand price, you will get two-year warranty and a copy of the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3. for which OS? we have no idea. seriously, is there any difference from a five figure camera to a three figure one? obviously, i am not within the demographic that would purchase this but i’d get my satisfaction by just looking at the pictures of it. you can do that too by checking out the images below.
(image credit: Gresso) iPad Gresso | US$tbc | www.gresso.com
millions of iPad are not the streets now, time to differentiate yours from the rest of the pack. Gresso, the maker of luxury mobile phone, announces the iPad Gresso, a designer modify iPad framed in the 200-year-old African Blackwood and topped up with a 18K gold Apple logo. how’s that for a luxurious iPad?
the dark nature of the African Blackwood with a subtle touch of 18K logo gives the iPad Gresso a luxurious, and yet classy feel as opposed to all-out diamond or gold item. it is said that the African Blackwood or Mpingo is the most valuable tree in the world, which hinted that this is not for common folks in terms of price.
iPad Gresso will go on sale on New Year’s eve, however there’s no words on the pricing.
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(image credit: Micro Anvika) WeFunk Roadmaster series skateboard deck | £2,669 | www.microanvika.com
Android-based tablets may not have the myriad of cases to choose from like the iOS devices. but if you have one chance to pimp up your Galaxy Tab, how about getting a £2,669 Galaxy Tab covered with 5,700 Swarovski crystals and top up with a logo done in Jet Hematite? in that way, you get your a Tab and not needing any case to go with it. it will be a shame to hide those bling, isn’t it? Continue reading Uber-cool crystallized Galaxy Tab for those who has deep pockets
Dunhill Sentryman Explorer | US$5,000 | www.dunhill.com
this is the first time we are featuring a writing instrument, an expensive one too. this limited edition writing instrument from Dunhill, dubbed Sentryman Explorer, is a fountain pen with an interchangeable ballpoint forepart.
it isn’t a explorer pen if it doesn’t do something else other then writing. the Sentryman Explorer can light a fire and it really does. no, it’s not a lighter but rather, an artificial flint in the barrel creates a spark when struck against the magnesium material around the cap button, allowing you to light a fire in the cold Antarctica plains.
if you happen to drop your 5,000 bucks anodized aluminum pen in the cold dark night, do not panic. the luminous cap ring enables the pen to be easily be found in the darkness. very sweet but the price is… ouch.