Stuart Hughes is a British Designer who specializes in pimping out consumer electronics. It’s nothing particularly special, really, he just finishes them in gold, puts a bunch of expensive rocks on it and calls it a day.
This latest one is an iPad 2. It’s gold, has diamonds to form the Apple logo and shards of real dinosaur bone (WTF?) and it’s available on his official website for
too much $8,215,000 (or £5,000,000.00) . The backside of it is kinda fancy-lookin’ but the front is a bit too colorful for our tastes. Looks like some kind of jewelry old rich women would wear.
Here’s the description:
Undoubtably the world’s most unique gadget is the Ipad 2 Gold History Edition. Encrusted with 12.5 cts of ‘I’F’ Flawless diamonds, a magnificent total of 53 individually set sparkling gems dwell beautifully in solid 24ct Apple logo with rear section formed again in 24ct gold weighing an immense 2,000 grams. The unrivalled imagination towards the craftmanship of the iapd is down to its main front frame which is made from the oldest rock the world has to offer in the form of Ammolite , sourced from Canada this stone is over 75 million years old. However to make this masterpiece even more individual, sections of a 65 million year old T-REX Dinosaur’s thigh bone was splintered and then shaved into the Ammolite , then finished off with ultimate jewel , as single cut 8.5ct flawless diamond inlaid in its own platinum surround with 12 outer flawless diamonds. A magnificent combination of top of the industry technology and unique thought were involved in creating this piece of History !. Material spec, 16.5 ct diamonds & 8.5ct single diamond, 57 grams of T-REX bone, 750 grams of Ammolite stone and 2000 grams of solid 24ct Gold. This item is of a limited edition of only 2 units to be made.
The link is below, just in case you are thinking about buying it. However, in case you are, it’s worth knowing that the iPad 3 (or iPad HD?) is coming soon. Also, if you’re really that hard up for giving away cash, let’s talk. I could use a few million. Just putting that out there.
[Via Stuart Hughes]