Things We Would Never Buy: The Solid-Gold, Diamond-Encrusted iPad
In items we would never purchase even if we did have the money but that might be nice to see in person, and perhaps hold in our warm arms for just a moment, we have "The Solid Gold iPad SUPREME Edition" (uniquely designed and crafted by Katherine Hughes of Stuart Hughes, a company that's really good at making "regular people things" acceptable to the filthy rich).
From the maker:
For the most elite individual, we bring you the the world's 1st solid gold and diamond iPad. Encrusted with 25.5 cts of 'I'F' Flawless diamonds, a magnificent total of 53 individually set sparkling gems dwell beautifully in their solid 22ct Apple logo. The rear and screen surround are made from a single piece of solid 22ct gold, weighing an immense 2,100 grams. This most luxurious iPad's appearance is outstanding even down to the precise polishing to reveal its most beautiful harmonious appearance. A magnificent combination of top of the industry technology and unrivaled craftsmanship was involved in creating this masterpiece.
It's a limited edition with only 10 produced, so, hurry up there, Blankfein.
(A solid gold iPhone is a mere $33,578, by the way! Of course, it's only 3rd generation.)
In completely opposite news, Wal-Mart may have iPads later this year.