Christmas gifts you want but can't have [Gift Guide 2012]

Christmas gifts you want but can't have [Gift Guide 2012]

Summary: There's plenty of tempting gifts ideas out there for Christmas, but a fair few of them would try the most liberal budgets.

TOPICS: Tech Industry

Stuart Hughes, known for a number of luxury items including cars, yachts, music systems and gadgets, has come up with a gold version of Apple's iPad.

The iPad 2 Gold History Edition is a hallmarked gadget with a rear section formed of 2,000 grams of 24 carat gold.

The iPad 2 is encrusted with 12.5 carat diamonds, 53 individually-set gems in total, which form to make up the Apple trademark logo.

The main front frame is manufactured from Canadian Ammolite rock, which is over 75 million years old, and sections of a T-Rex's thighbone are splintered into the frame. In addition, a single-cut 8.5 carat diamond is inlaid in platinum -- surrounded by a further 12 diamonds -- at the front of the gadget.

Only two units have ever been made, and this is reflected in the £5 million ($8 million) price tag.

Topic: Tech Industry

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  • 'you want' is an overstatement

    'you may want', or 'I'd love to have' is more like it.
  • With the possible exception of the LG television...MAYBE...

    ...all the rest is for people with more money than brains and/or taste.

    What a load of cr@p. Sorry dear...
  • Why would anybody want a gold or diamond encrusted anything

    that is going to be obsolete in less than a year?
    Michael Kelly
  • fail

    Given the premise of the story which is "fantastic personal tech that is beyond the reach of those with normal-sized bank accounts" -- this is the best list the author could come up with? A bunch of boring everyday items that have been hit with a Bedazzler (albeit one loaded with real diamonds)?

    • This writer is absolutely the worst one on ZDNet

      Her "articles" are fluff and nonsense and she struggles with grammar.