Luxury Technology: The $8 Million Dollar iPad
We will preface this by saying – we love our iPads. We are aware it is just a gadget but we cannot help ourselves, we are emotionally attached. And we have seen our fair share of iPad accessories - some gaudy, some made from the supplest leather possible, some functional to a fault - but iPad 2 Gold History Edition takes the biscuit altogether. It was created by Stuart Hughes, who has made a name for himself by taking ordinary daily objects and turning them into high luxury.
iPad 2 Gold History Edition has a 24-carat gold case, is encrusted with 12.5 carats of ‘I'F' Flawless diamonds, the Apple logo is formed from 53 gems and home button is made from 65 diamonds. Main front frame is made from Ammolite - 75 million years old stone from Canada.
Here is the clincher though – a bit of T-Rex thigh bone has been splintered and shaved into the Ammolite which has then been finished off with single cut 8.5 carat flawless diamond inlaid in platinum and surrounded by 12 diamonds. Diamonds aside (yes, we cannot believe we just said that!) but how does one go about finding T-Rex thigh bone? Apart from holding up the nearest natural history museum?
Be as it may – only two of these iPads have been created and allegedly one has already been sold. And we will bet you our last dollar it was the T-Rex bone that closed that sale. Price? A cool $8 million.