The World’s Most Obscene Luxury Gadgets [Featured]


What would be the first thing you would do if money was no object? Would you continue to live modestly, would you buy a nice house, or would you sail the Seven Seas aboard a Titanic-sized yacht made from solid gold that has an onboard laser defense system and a petting zoo? If you’d head for the yacht, the following gadgets are for you.

iPhone 4 Diamond Rose
Designer Stuart Hughes is known for his over-the-top luxury creations, and his iPhone 4 Diamond Rose is touted as “the world’s most expensive phone” with a price tag over $8 million (only 2 were made). The bezel is handmade from rose gold with 500 individual flawless diamonds totaling over 100 carats. Add another 53 diamonds for the Apple logo and a single cut 7.4-carat pink diamond inside the platinum navigation button and you have yourself one blinding piece of bling. They even toss in an 8-carat single cut flawless diamond to replace the pink one if you would like to switch things up. At night, you can put this baby to bed in a chest made from a single block of leather-lined granite. Of course, I wouldn’t be caught dead with an obsolete phone, so I guess this one will end up in my old gadget drawer underneath all my extra USB cords and batteries until I get around to selling it on Cragislist. Any takers? Stuart Hughes

Linea Pro Swarovski Crystal C2 Flat Iron
After you’ve stepped out of your champagne bath and dried off with a towel made from the fur of a genuine Bigfoot, make sure your in-house stylist uses the Linea Pro flat iron to fix your hair. It features 2543 genuine, hand applied Swarovski crystals and comes with a certificate of authenticity and a plaque from the Swarovski factory in London to prove it. $850 – Aveyou

Kohler Numi Toilet
Have you ever pulled off the highway in the middle of nowhere to get gas at some nasty old station? And while you were pumping, that Big Gulp caught up to you, so you went inside to get the bathroom key attached to a hubcap? Well, the horrors you witnessed in that bathroom are the exact opposite of what you can expect with the Kohler Numi toilet. It features a built-in music system, ambient lighting, touchscreen remote, motion-activated lid and seat, retracting bidet, air dryer, air deodorizer, heated seat, floor vents to keep your feet warm and customizable options for every family member in your home. $6400 – Kohler

iPad 2 Gold History Edition
That’s right, Stuart Hughes is back again with what is likely to be the world’s most expensive iPad 2. It’s encrusted with 12.5 carats of flawless diamonds, 53 individually set sparkling gems set in a solid 24-carat gold Apple logo on a 24-carat gold rear plate that weighs an insane 4.4 pounds (heavy enough to snap off the fragile arms of trust fund beneficiaries who haven’t worked a day in their lives). But that’s not all — the front frame is made from 75 million-year old Ammolite with sections from a 65 million-year old T-Rex thigh bone splintered and shaved into the stone. Seriously…no kidding dinosaur bones — but we’re not done yet! There’s still the matter of a single cut 8.5-carat flawless diamond inlaid into a platinum navigation button surrounded by an additional 12 flawless diamonds. This can all be yours for the low, low price of $8 million. Stuart Hughes

Segway PT i2 Ferrari Edition
What do you drive? Well, I drive a Ferrari. Now come rolling up to her doorstep in this Ferrari Segway with a little red bike helmet on. Technically, you weren’t lying! Basically, this Segway i2 doesn’t appear to be any different from the stock version, save for a red paint job, Ferrari logo, leather handlebar bag and a $10,200 price tag. Ferrari

Electrolux Swarovski crystal vacuum cleaner
What does the filthy rich person get for the maid that has everything? How about an Electrolux 3730 vacuum cleaner encrusted with 3730 Swarovski crystals? It’s both generous and insulting! According to the Guinness Book of World Records, it’s the most valuable vacuum cleaner in the world at around $23,000. It was originally intended as a one-off piece, but Electrolux claims that another model could be procured if anyone had the desire. Pocket-Lint

24-carat gold Kindle
Have you ever seen that Amazon Kindle commercial with the woman lying next to the pool feeling all smug about how much cheaper her Kindle was than an iPad? Well, if she had Amosu Coutor’s 24-carat gold plated version she would feel like a complete moron. A 3G version would have set her back $1965. Amosu Couture

Harry Winston Opus Eleven watch
Let’s face it, most people use their cell phone to tell the time these days. Despite that, watchmakers have been thriving by compensating with increasingly unique and experimental designs that cater to people that appreciate style and mechanical precision. There are plenty of unique watches to be had for $200 or less, but the Harry Winston Opus Eleven definitely isn’t one of them at $250,000 each. There are more expensive watches for sure, but the Opus Eleven is indicative of the design boundaries that are being pushed. It features three cylinders that “deconstruct” time and reassemble it on every new hour using a complex set of gears. For the rest of the time, you can just use your diamond encrusted iPhone to find out when you need to be at the helipad for your trip to the trendy restaurant three blocks away. Harry Winston

Golden cell phone-equipped coffin
Who says you can’t take it with you? The Egyptian pharaohs gave it their best shot, and you can too with this gold plated coffin with an equally golden cell phone display. It’s great for prank calling your enemies from beyond the grave, and you simply can’t put a price on the peace of mind that comes with knowing you won’t be buried alive. Oh wait, yes you can — the coffin was sold at auction for $381,000. France24 via Nerd Approved

Dallmeier Swarovski-studded surveillance camera
What better way to deter thieves than to encase your surveillance camera in 600 Swarovski crystals? How about a mat woven with $100 bills with the word “Welcome” spelled out in Krugerrands? Plus, with a 1/3 DPS image sensor and Cam-inPIX technology you are sure to get a clear picture of the burglar as he tries to pry the camera off the ceiling. $2015 – Dallmeier

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