Thursday, November 03, 2011

A seven million dollar gold iPad

Luxury goods specialist Stuart Hughes has created the Gold History Edition iPad 2. It weighs two and a half kilos, nearly five times that of an ordinary iPad and at $7,708,000 is one of the most expensive gadgets around.

According to Stuart Hughes, This is a solid gold and diamond iPad. 'Encrusted with 25.5 carats of 'IF' Flawless diamonds, a magnificent total of 53 individually set sparkling gems dwell beautifully in their solid 22ct Apple logo. The rear and screen surround are made from a single piece of solid 22ct gold, weighing an immense 2,100 grams. This most luxurious iPad appearance is outstanding even down to the precise polishing to reveal its most beautiful harmonious appearance. A magnificent combination of top of the industry technology and unrivalled craftsmanship was involved in creating this masterpiece.'

The frame work is made from a 75 million year old stone called Ammolite which has a 65 million year old portion of Tyrannosaurus Rex thigh bone shaved into it.

The iPad used is the Wi-Fi & 3G, 64GB version. This item is a limited edition of only 10 units to be made, but only two have been manufactured so far, with one sold to an anonymous buyer already.

One wit mentioned that once iPad 3 is issued, it will be out of date.
Other devices customised by Hughes include a gold and diamond-encrusted Nintendo Wii worth $460,000 and an iPhone 4 valued at over $7,000,000.

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