You may think yourself part of a pretty exclusive club of early-adopters if you were one of the lucky 120,000-odd who scooped up an iPad pre-order over the weekend. But nothing reeks of exclusivity like diamond-encrusted tech, or a diamond...
It's not often you'd be asked to shell out £14,490 for a feature phone, even when it's made of 22-carat gold, comes encrusted with diamonds and a sapphire crystal screen. However, stamp it with Liverpool FC, serve it up in a presentation box and make them a limited edition of 250 and suddenly you've got a bunch of players, WAGs and Anfield box owners wallets a-twitching. Ian Rush is said to be first on the list.
The phone itself, as made by Galentia, is most likely a bunch of arse and I can't see so much as a camera on it let alone any HSDPA abilities but, then, that's not the point. The Liverpool FC Legends Edition handset comes with 18 diamonds drilled into with each one representing one of Liverpool's league titles. Presumably they waited until now to make sure they weren't going to be one short.
(via Born Rich)
I suppose there are two schools of thought with regards to the current whirlwind around the stock markets. One group of people will save every penny they have, so that they're sure of being able to afford to eat in a year's time still.
Remember, remember the 5th of the November - that's how the saying goes. Now Guy Fawkes, there was a man who knew a thing or too about making a statement. If only he'd have done it with his gadgets though and shown off his status with some bling, rather than trying to blow up the Houses of Parliament.
So, as it's Firework Night today, what better way to mark it than with five top sparklers from the techno-world. Unfortunately, not all of them can be waved around in the air and they don't make pretty colours in the smoke, but with gold and crystals on them, each one definitely costs more than a penny for the guy...