Gadgets aren’t cheap, but elaborate additions and aesthetic tweaks can make tech prices go through the roof.
Designer branding and jewellery additions turn products such as an iPad 2, iPhone 4, HD TV, laptops and smartphones into elitist purchases with their incomprehensible price tags.
Here are 5 of the most expensive gadgets in the world.
iPad 2 Gold History – $8,1 Million
A gold-plated iPad 2 is worth $8.1 million (±R67 million). Designed by British designer Stuart Hughes, the rear of the iPad 2 is 24-carat gold-plated with a weight of 2kg.
The screen frame is made using Ammolite, 75 million year-old stone. 65 million year old Tyranosaurus Rex bones are said to be embedded in the stone.
The home button is an 8.5-carat diamond.
Diamond Rose iPhone 4 – $8 Million
Stuart Hughes also designed the Diamond Rose iPhone 4, which sold for $8 million (±66 million).
The phone is set with 500 diamonds, and 2 big diamonds on the home button.
The Apple logo found on the rear of this gadget is made from 53 diamonds.
PrestigeHD Supreme Rose – $2.3 Million
Once again, Stuart Hughes upped another price tag by encrusting a TV with diamonds.
The PrestigeHD Supreme Rose Edition is a 55-inch HD TV at a price of $2.3 million (±R19 million).
This television frame is made from 28 kilograms of gold and is coated with diamonds. The inside of the PrestigeHD Supreme Rose Edition frame is made from crocodile skin.
Diamond Crypto Smartphone - $1.3 million
The Diamond Crypto Smartphone holds over 80 diamonds on the small device.
Designed by Peter Aloisson, the phone has 50 diamonds going up and down the sides, 10 of which are blue diamonds.
The navigation key has 28 diamonds surrounding it and the navigation button is a large 1/2 carat diamond.
All this for a cool $1.3 million (±R10 million).
Luvaglio laptop – $1 Million
The 17-inch Luvaglio laptop features rare diamonds around the frame of the computer.
The $1 million (±R10 million) laptop features an LED-backlit screen, special anti-reflective glare coating, 128GB solid state drive and a Blu-ray drive.