September 17 2010|07.23 AM UTC

David Tu

Seven Ridiculously Expensive Gadgets You Probably Shouldn’t Buy

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iPhone 3GS “Supreme” – $3.02 Million USD

Why get the latest iPhone 4 when you can step back to last-gen’s most expensive version? The iPhone 3GS Supreme, if you haven’t heard about it already, is a custom designed 3GS by Stuart Hughes. 22ct of solid gold, the front bezel houses 136 flawless diamonds (color F) at a total carat weight of 68 carats, with 53 more diamonds in the rear logo at 1 carat total weight, and finishing all these diamond bling bling off is a 7.1 carats single cut diamond for the navigation button. Oh, and the handset is factory unlocked. So, you’re not stuck with AT&T. If the $3 million dollars iPhone 3GS isn’t your cup of tea, there’s the much cheaper iPhone 4 diamond-blinding version for about $20,400 — a much more reasonable price, indeed.

Earbuds with 14K White Gold Diamond Studded – $3499

Why not compliment your three million dollar iPhone with a three thousand dollar earbud? After dropping three million, spending only three thousand seems almost silly. Sold by a seller on eBay, you know this has to be legit.

Diamond Flower Mouse – $20,250

Keeping with the diamond theme, next up the list of expensive gadgets is the Diamond Flower Mouse. Price varies from about $19,400 to $20,250 — although looking at both retailer site, it’s difficult to see where the $850 in price difference comes from. But hey, you’re rich. Who cares.

Vertu Signature Cobra – $310,000

Step back in time to 2006 and grab yourself a Vertu Signature Cobra. Only eight will ever be made. Designed by a French jeweler who’s name I can’t spell, the Cobra features pear-cut diamonds, one round white diamond (just in case you want something a bit more standard), and two emerald eyes along with 439 rubies. The luxury mobile phone line runs on Symbian OS, which isn’t much of a surprise of course as the Vertu brand is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nokia.

Amosu Curva – $240,000

There’s just something about blinging out your cell phone. The Amosu BlackBerry Cure 8900 is encrusted with a whooping count of 4,459 brilliant cut diamonds, giving it a total carat weight of 28.43 carats. Covered by a solid 18-carat yellow gold case, this Blackberry laughs at modern mobile operating system such as iOS and Androids. Although at a “cheap” price of a little under quarter million, there’s only three devices made by Alexander Amosu, so you might be out of luck if you want to snatch one up.

Ego Lifestyle Laptop – $10,900

Here’s the thing. If your laptop doesn’t look like a crocodile-embossed Italian leather bag when closed, then your laptop just isn’t good enough. Powered by an AMD Turion 64 processor (heh), this Ego Lifestyle is equipped with a 12.1″ WXGA screen, Radeon XPRESS 200M, DVD +/- player, 2GB of DDR RAM, 160 GB HD, a/b/g WiFi, MS Office 2007 (oh snap), and weights about 5.7 lbs. The specs are a bit outdated, but this particular notebook is rather well equipped (VGA, S-video out, 3 USB ports, etc). Still in production and still available for purchase from Saks Fifth Avenue.

Original Nintendo Game Boy Blinged Out – $29,500

You’re probably used to the theme by now. Grab a mobile device that everyone can buy, and put more precious metal & stones on it than you can count. This particular Game Boy is paved with diamond sets on the display screen, and encased in solid 18k gold (making it extra heavy). Why let Timmy play with something silly like a PSP when he can be really turning heads with this Game Boy?

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Augusta September 17, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Amazing how much will be spent on these fancy electronics are considering how quickly the underlying electronics will be out dated. I guess for collection purposes it will interesting to see what they’ll be worth in 10 or 20 years.


Joker September 17, 2010 at 4:46 pm

I don’t care how outdated that Game Boy is, that thing is pimp, I’d love to own it, and I’d cherish it forever, and I hate gold with a passion, but that… that is beauty. (I’m a girl… don’t know why I felt that was important to say)


Jorge September 18, 2010 at 5:49 am

I’m still waiting for Sony to come-out with a VAIO portable in full Titanium… can’t stand the weight anymore… :)


gaz September 18, 2010 at 7:55 am

ARGH! Are all tasteless…


baron September 19, 2010 at 8:29 am

If I were to come across anyone with that, I would snatch it and toss the damn thing into a river, sewer or closest body of water, and or hard surface. Call them a chauvinistic pig and take off running like a bat out of hell. Even though, I admit the game boy is worthy of attention(though ungodly gaudy looking). It’s still would make me sick to physically lay eyes on something like that, to know people waste so much money on shit like that.


Anonymous September 19, 2010 at 5:34 pm



Guy from Poland September 19, 2010 at 5:55 pm

OMG! Amosu Curva is the biggest naming fail I know of so far. In Polish ‘kurwa’ is a very vulgar word for prostitute, something like ‘wh*re’. Nice job, BlackBerry.


Anonymous September 20, 2010 at 7:27 am

Ugly and obstentatious. This is ridiculous. People get rich because someone else is not getting paid well and this is the crap they buy from the backs of our labor. Disgusting


Hermitbiker September 26, 2010 at 3:30 pm

…. it’s amazing what people with “too much money” will find a need to buy, those damn “capitalists” anyway…. lmfao !!


kitty October 5, 2010 at 1:24 pm

You can add a $22000+ cat of supposedly new “designer breed” Ashera to that list. Of course this cat breed is a scam, a far cheaper breed, savannah sold at at least 5 times the price. But isn’t it amazing how some rich people are willing to send that much money to a guy with cool website and pseudo-scientific mambo-jambo than wait 11 months to get a 25K kitten without even researching it or the guy (who had similar scams before).

I agree the things are tasteless. The interesting thing about all the items in the post is if you or I or any “normal” person would get out hands on these things, nobody would ever believe us it’s real. At the same time a rich person could use a fake and everyone would assume it’s real.


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