This is why I am still broke in 2019

It’s a common misconception among many people that one can have “too much money to spend”.

These skeptics of humanity’s ability to waste an inordinate amount of money on empty purchases have obviously not browsed through the ridiculously cool gadgets available on the Internet.

Online shopping has made buying these attractive yet extremely specific products even more accessible, leaving temptation only a click away at any moment.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the coolest gadgets and expensive toys you can buy online, although purchasing these products may leave you without any rent money this month.

Still, the roof over your head is a small price to pay for a life-size Iron Man suit or a flying motorcycle.

Here are some of the coolest products available for purchase on the Internet:

Wearable Iron Man suit – $5,599 (around R85,000)

This wearable Iron Man Mark 47 suit is made-to-measure and includes a number of add-ons, such as a motorised faceplate, shoulder bridge missiles, voice changer, and motorised back wing flaps.

The suit takes 45 working days to produce after being ordered, and ships free to any country in the world.

Wearable Iron Man suit

Acer Predator Thronos gaming chair – R300,000

Acer has catered to the most hardcore of gamers with its Thronos gaming chair. This rig includes a gaming PC and three monitors stacked side-by-side for an ultrawide gaming experience.

The chair houses all the electronics and also includes RGB lighting and endless adjustment options.

Acer Predator Thronos

Wearable Bluetooth keyboard – $199 (around R3,000)

This Tap Strap wearable Bluetooth keyboard uses your finger movements to act as a standard keyboard through any Bluetooth connection.

It comes with a suite of mobile games and learning software to help you figure out how it works.

Wearable Bluetooth Keyboard

Samsung 98-inch 8K QLED TV – Up to R999,999

Samsung’s 8K QLED range is the pinnacle of viewing technology, and the 98-inch flagship display is an absolute monster.

This TV combines the highest resolution available on the market with unprecedented size and fantastic picture quality.

Samsung 8K TV

Boaz One modular guitar – $345 (around R5,000)

The Boaz One is a modular electric guitar which allows you to switch out anything you want – including the pickups, neck style, and pot configuration.

The guitar includes a built-in stand and is marketed as an affordable, fully modular device.

Boaz One guitar

HIFIMAN HE1000 headphones – $2,699 (around R41,000)

You’d be hard-pressed to find a better pair of headphones than the HIFIMAN HE1000.

These headphones boast a nanometre-thick diaphragm and look every inch worth their enormous price tag.

HIFIMAN HE1000 headphones

HTC Vive Pro kit – R35,200

VR gaming is an awesome experience, but to enjoy it properly you need the right hardware.

The HTC Vive Pro kit includes motion controllers, a high-resolution VR display, and everything else you need to turn your PC into a VR gaming rig.

HTC Vive Pro Kit

Speeder flying motorcycle – $10,000 (around R153,000)

Jetpack Aviation has launched a pre-order page for its upcoming Speeder flying motorcycle.

Only 20 of these will be available as recreational vehicles, and it is unclear whether they will even be legal to fly anywhere.


PowerUp smartphone-controlled paper plane – $45 (around R700)

R700 might seem like a lot to spend on a paper plane, and it is.

However, this kit allows you to fly a paper plane remotely from your smartphone, controlling movement with tilt and touch-screen controls.

PowerUp plane

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