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.

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Dutch firm Coverbee's Diamond laptop sleeve, for the most ostentatious among us, will certainly cost you more than what you fill it with.

Encrusted with 8,800 VS-grade round-cut diamonds and lined with black sable fur from Siberia to stop a latop from being scratched at the open, the diamond laptop sleeve's fur has been farmed from an animal which "died of natural causes".

Peter van Soldt, CEO of CoverBee, said:

"We are a little crazy here, but only thanks to this attitude we can design brilliant products. History has proven that the more extravagant and crazy the product is, the more likely it is that there will be someone out there who appreciates it and will want to buy it. Besides... accessories have always been popular across all cultures and ages, and so has fine jewellery."

The laptop sleeve costs $11,000,000.

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  • 'you want' is an overstatement

    'you may want', or 'I'd love to have' is more like it.
    ForeverSPb
  • 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...
    IT_Fella
  • 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)?

    Really?
    SbySW
    • This writer is absolutely the worst one on ZDNet

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