iPad 2 made from T-Rex fossils costs £5m
We've seen hardware go so overboard with gem-encrusted bling, that it was difficult to imagine it getting any more expensive. Insert some dinosaur fossils though and - hey presto! - you can sell an iPad for £5,000,000.
The iPad 2 Gold History takes blingage to new extremes. Not only are these slabs covered in two kilos of 24 carat gold and 12.5 carat diamonds, but feature a bezel made from ancient rock and the crushed remains of a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Having passed its 75 million birthday, Canadian Ammolite is the oldest stone in the world. Some 750g of the precious stuff was mixed with 57g of fossilised T-Rex leg to create the bezel.
Meanwhile, the rear features an Apple logo made from 52 individually-set gemstones and the front includes an 8.5 carat diamond surrounded by a further 12 small flawless ones.
Designer Stuart Hughes is well known for his luxury Apple products, already producing diamond-encrusted iPhones and heavy-duty golden MacBooks.
Just two iPad Gold History models will be produced and one has already been snapped up apparently, so if you fancy it, and have a spare five million pounds under the bed, then hurry up and take the last one. ®
I'm No Geologist...
...but 75 million years old is hardly the oldest stone on the planet:
Daft idea, fools & their money and all that.
I'd buy it, but...
...I'm waiting for the iPad 3 version, with 100 million year-old rock, 2.1kg of gold, 58g of fossilised Spinosaur jawbone, and the Apple logo made from an angel's eyeball.
Is this guy actually shipping any products or is he just a tasteless self-publicist? Most if not all of the shots on his ludicrous website look like comps, or shonky prototypes at best.
I'm no designer
I'm no designer but Stuart Hughes looks to be a bit of a nob end.
... he's missing a trick by not branding these 'Stuart Hughes Information Technology.'