I bet lots of you were worried that with all the current iPad 2 stock shortages, there just wouldn’t be a way to find a ridiculous, modified one that you could blow 8 million dollars on. Have no fear though, the folks at Stuart Hughes have got you covered on this one. They’re offering a strikingly ugly model featuring gratuitous amounts of encrusting of diamonds, gold, and some sort of stone from Canada that’s 75 million years old. Oh, and of course 57 grams of bone from a Tyrannosaurus Rex – just as Jonathan Ive always envisioned.
It’s called the iPad 2 Gold History Edition, and here’s a portion of the Stuart Hughes’ site description of it:
Uniquely designed and crafted by Stuart Hughes
Undoubtably the world’s most unique gadget is the Ipad 2 Gold History Edition. Encrusted with 12.5 cts of ‘I’F’ Flawless diamonds, a magnificent total of 53 individually set sparkling gems dwell beautifully in solid 24ct Apple logo with rear section formed again in 24ct gold weighing an immense 2,000 grams. The unrivalled imagination towards the craftmanship of the iapd is down to its main front frame which is made from the oldest rock the world has to offer in the form of Ammolite , sourced from Canada this stone is over 75 million years old. However to make this masterpiece even more individual, sections of a 65 million year old T-REX Dinosaur’s thigh bone was splintered and then shaved into the Ammolite , then finished off with ultimate jewel , as single cut 8.5ct flawless diamond inlaid in its own platinum surround with 12 outer flawless diamonds. A magnificent combination of top of the industry technology and unique thought were involved in creating this piece of History !. Material spec, 16.5 ct diamonds & 8.5ct single diamond, 57 grams of T-REX bone, 750 grams of Ammolite stone and 2000 grams of solid 24ct Gold. This item is of a limited edition of only 2 units to be made. You can also find other variations of this atwww.goldstriker.co.uk
Price – £5,000,000.00
Nothing says fine craftsmanship like product descriptions riddled with comical misspellings. ‘Undoubtably’ is undoubtedly not a word, iPad starts with a lowercase ‘i’ (for f*** sake, they could at least get that right), ‘iapd’ is also not a word but is a lovely butchering of iPad.
I think I’m going to hold off on this one for now and wait for the Charlie Sheen tiger blood and warlock hair model. I’m betting that beauty will come in at a markdown price of under $7 million.
Spotted Via: MacStories