What do you get a man who already has every gadget under the sun? Consider adding a little bling by opting for luxury gadgets covered in real gold.
The HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Apple iPhone 5S are available with gold as one of the colour choices. If simply being gold-coloured is not enough, try one of the following real gold beauties.
HTC One Gold
Only five of these were created from 18 carat gold to mark the MOBO Awards in 2013. If you are lucky enough to find one for sale, expect to pay around $4,500* for the privilege.
P9981 Porsche Design
This limited edition of Blackberry’s great Bold 9900 is fashioned from stainless steel covered in 24 carat gold. It may be a little retro in terms of specs, but with the gold and its 1.2 GHz processor, 2.8″ screen, as well as 8 GB storage, it sure is worth its price of $2,000*.
Nokia 8800 Arte
If you really want to go retro, try Nokia’s gold plated (18 carat) classic 8800 Arte Gold. Featuring a 3.15 Mp camera; 1 GB memory and a scratch-resistant 2″ screen; smooth sliding mechanism (apparently using ball bearings similar to those of high performance, luxury sports cars), and a flip-to-silence (similar to that of the Lumina Range) feature, it will cost you around $2,000*.
iPod Touch Gold
Alternatively, you could invest in the 24 carat gold-plated iPod Touch. Available at about $1,950* in 64 GB or 32 GB configuration options, it is protected against damage by an ultra-thin, special formula clear coating said to be bullet-proof (but who would like to put this to the test?).
Piano Forte X Earphones
If he likes wearing ‘proper’ headphones, the gold-plated Piano Forte X cans created by Final Audio Design may be just the ticket. There are two possible options, the chrome & gold X-G version at $2,668* or the brass & gold X-VIII version at $970*.
Organic Harmony Speakers
If he prefers speakers, look out for Shape Audio’s one-and-only gold speaker system. Putting sensuality into technology, its five speakers are moulded from solid 18 carat gold. Fit to accommodate a Class D 1,000 Watt power amplifier, these ‘sound sculptures’ come at a price of $6.75 million*.
* Prices are approximate and believed to be correct at time of writing.
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