Motorola cuts a dash with 24-carat gold Razr 2
Motorola's no stranger to gilt-y pleasures. It's already offered Oriental buyers a lady-aimed gold-clad Krzr K1 and now here's a Razr 2 that's apparently been "re-imagined and reconfigured in the most luxurious materials... bathed in gold and clothed in snake-like skin".
Cleopatra's perfect phone, in other words. You bet your asp...
Moto's 'luxury' Razr 2: real gold but fake snake
The limited edition Razr 2 is highlighted with 18- and 24-carat gold "accents" that contrasts with "a luminous, black slate, vacuum metal finish". I'm not sure what "vacuum metal" is. It sounds like something for air-skull headbangers, but denim, leather and patchouli oil aren't quite the fashion statement Moto's out to make, I suspect.
And the serpentine quality? The "sensual snake skin texture" on the "soft-touch" back of the handset, apparently. It's "edgy, yet chic" too, I'm told.
I should also mention the phone's "luxurious details such as elegant pin stripes on the CLI lens, an engraved diamond-cut pattern on the sideband and a linear etching on the navigation wheel"...
Razr: "Greetings, my dear. Perhaps you would care to come up and peruse my linear etchings?"
Debutante: "No, sir. I fear for my virtue at the soft touch of your hands..."
Razr: "Worry not, pretty one, my motives are pure, my touch sensual. I am edgy, yes, but chic also. I include 'a full suite of features and accessories for conscious consumers seeking a glamorous design'."
Debutante: "Sir, I have no doubt as to the true nature of your designs upon my person and I'm sure I would not find the experience glamorous. I note also your snake-like skin.
"In short, sir, I reject your leery advances spoken with a 24-carat accent, and bid you good day."
Where was I? Oh yes, the Razr 2 is a quad-band GSM/GPRS/Edge handset. Internal and external displays are both 240 x 320, 242,166-colour panels, the inner one 2in across, the other 2.2in. There's a two-megapixel camera on the back and 2GB of memory inside.
"As a special bonus, the special edition Razr 2 comes complete with a black-slate Motorola H680 headset with 18-carat gold accents and a patent leather carrying case," it says here.
*The Hardware Widow is hitched to a young hardware geek - the
Tech Obsessed Youth - who thinks he knows more about technology than she does...
...doesn't match my Argos jewellery nor the wheels on my Subaru.
And people laugh at iPhone buyers! At least my iPhone has use, this is just another Razr recycle.
All that for gold plate and fake snake.
Thank you commentors
The 5 comments here when I posted this have done something to restore my faith in human nature.
Thank you for making me feel good and positive about values that I thought were smothered and all but erased by market forces.
This is perfect for the self-absorbed..
spoiled brat that demands everything and gives nothing but ridicule and frustration in return.
So I'm buying my wife one immediately..
Bling that ring!
What every self respecting pimp will crave and covet...