Gadgets for the One Percent: What's the Most Ridiculous?

News 2012/04/23 21:00:00
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CNBC recently published an article called "Gadgets for the 'One Percent'" spotlighting some of the most extravagant, ornate, and exquisite items in the tech world, from a $2,800 pair of leather-and-wood sound-isolating headphones from Ultrasone to a $2 million personal submarine from Hammacher Schlemmer.

Some of these items are expensive for the sake of being expensive, like a $1 million Luvaglio laptop that can only be unlocked with a fitted diamond.

On the more practical end -- key word "more" -- is the $8,400 Samsung SUR40, a touchscreen desktop computer that's actually a desktop. Or how about the 60 megapixel Hasselblad H4D camera, or the $58,000 Red Epic-M video camera that can shoot at 96 frames per second.

There's even a $10,700 Vertu Signature cell phone that comes with an OnStar-esque "concierge service" and ringtones played by the London Symphony Orchestra. So, we've got to ask: which item is the most ridiculous of them all?

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  • Joey 2012/04/23 21:14:54
    $1 million laptop
    I would love a personal submarine, and I could do crazy stuff with it . With a 1 million dollar laptop all I can do is go on soda and get insulted for having different views.

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  • chgo Defend ... 2012/04/24 02:05:57
    Not until you point out what was "racist" in my previous response.
  • M.C chgo 2012/04/24 02:21:40
    and another, lol
  • Shiekster M.C 2012/04/24 19:22:48 (edited)
    Interesting how you are the only one giving your "Post" the thumbs up. not to mention the only one laughing...DEMONcrap...Uh, I mean Democrat...
  • M.C Shiekster 2012/04/24 22:25:51
    what are you even talking about? i am not a democrat.
  • Defend ... chgo 2012/04/24 02:26:12
    Defend Western Civlization
    i see thanks for proving my point
  • Shiekster chgo 2012/04/24 19:20:51
    Just as a so called,"High IQ" buys you a one way pass to Hell...
  • El Prez M.C 2012/04/25 16:05:15
    El Prez
    Don't be ridiculous!!!
  • sglmom 2012/04/24 00:37:04
    Being a photographer for decades ..
    I'd LOVE to be the owner of a Hasselblad ..
    Unfortunately .. it's always, always been well out of my price range
    (Sadly enough)
    Gosh .. that would be a TREAT .. well loved .. if it happened to get mailed to me
    (without the big bill, of course!)
  • Nuzz 2012/04/24 00:36:08
    $1 million laptop
    That's unlocked with a fitted diamond?
  • Shiekster Nuzz 2012/04/24 19:26:02
    "Hey Sweetie...Are YOU 'unlocked' with a fitted diamond...?" Oh, God I hope you du say yes..."
  • Sunny Joe 2012/04/24 00:35:19
    $1 million laptop
    Sunny Joe
  • johnc 2012/04/24 00:32:34
    seems to be a bit of envy

    Invest wisely you too can by any thing here you want and more.

    Invest like the government, recently the Obama regime, in things like solyndra well then you can envy over things
  • swim2bgood 2012/04/24 00:27:49
    $1 million laptop
    My laptop smells of rich mahogany
  • cageaikenz 2012/04/24 00:25:57
    60 megapixel camera
    Do the pictures move on paper ?
  • Shiekster cageaikenz 2012/04/24 19:27:37
    Yes they do if you crumble up the paper and throw it...
  • cageaikenz Shiekster 2012/04/25 10:41:16
  • glass_butterfly ~YSU~ 2012/04/24 00:23:44
    $1 million laptop
    glass_butterfly ~YSU~
    WHAT?!?!?!?! I'm sorry $1,000 laptops are already too expensive for me and let alone one that's a milli. Excuse me while I scoff!
    Seriously Guys GIF
  • Lanikai 2012/04/24 00:11:42 (edited)
    Personal submarine
    Cause really, WHO needs that????

    seriously, this is a disingenuous report, cause ALL of these media types spend their off time WITH the 1%, and enjoying the perks of befriendiong the 1%, so them trying to screw the numbers and pitch envy is VERY hypocritical.
  • johnc Lanikai 2012/04/24 00:35:17
    Obama has dinner with his supporters, and those he supports, $35.000 a plate, and says he supports the 99ers.

    damn I can't afford that, I am below the 99ers
  • Lanikai johnc 2012/04/24 00:55:00
    LOL, FUNNY how his sheeple on food stamps THINK he is one of them cause he says he is.
  • johnc Lanikai 2012/04/24 01:02:57
    Words. Obama gave them pretty words, and food stamps. they don't care if he is not one of them, He's a hand out guy, and he is buying thier vote with Americas money.
  • Lanikai johnc 2012/04/24 01:06:29
    yep, with orders within th efirst month in office to lighten up on the criteria and "help" everyone regardless of income or immigration status. So, a LOT of folks are etting some form of aid now.

    BUT, people used to have PRIDE in earning their own way and most felt total shame in using welfare, now it is a preferred lifestyle choice.
  • johnc Lanikai 2012/04/24 01:14:56
    It is the costs of handouts that bother me. Handouts costs freedoms, and transfers power from you to the government. I don't think many realize that.
  • Shiekster johnc 2012/04/24 19:32:40
    And have onto Rome what Rome wants..Which is free Bread and Circuses...
  • johnc Shiekster 2012/04/24 19:34:14
    And Rome fell, because of it.
  • Lanikai johnc 2012/04/24 20:27:47
    Handouts cost too much, users of the system should be told they have 1 year and they are off the program for life.
  • johnc Lanikai 2012/04/24 20:29:49
    That was pretty much what welform reform was all about. but Obama and Nancy PP overturned welfare reform, something to do with democrats strategy of creating democrats by giving them money.

    NOBAMA 2012
  • Shiekster johnc 2012/04/24 19:30:48 (edited)
    Me thinks me is going to have a free food stamp funded STEAK of your tax paying dollars...Thanks a bunch for my free lunch...
  • COCO Lanikai 2012/04/24 05:48:17
    I know,its really pathetic.
  • COCO johnc 2012/04/24 05:47:52
    So far no 99ers were sitting at the table with him and Looney Clooney,feasting on that lavish diner of 35.000 U$,but they are F....ing good at instigating class envy,they are a 100% hypocrites.
  • Shiekster COCO 2012/04/24 19:33:36
    And you privately, wish you were there...
  • COCO Shiekster 2012/04/24 19:38:37
    Nope I despise Socialists,I would be a hypocrite like them,promoting socialism but profiting out of a system they are supposed to hate,no I have integrity.
  • olylift 2012/04/24 00:04:28
    Personal submarine
    No point, my boy Sean Connery and his Red October will take it down.
  • Ron in ... olylift 2012/04/24 19:19:42
    Ron in Oregon
    Sorry that sub is on the Willamette River at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
    It is not moving so there is no chance.
  • olylift Ron in ... 2012/04/24 19:28:22
    That's the USS Blueback. I'm talking about the Red October.
  • Shiekster olylift 2012/04/24 19:35:13
    Dude or should I say Dud.."What ARE you talking about..."
  • olylift Shiekster 2012/04/25 00:39:29
    The Red October!
  • Shiekster olylift 2012/04/24 19:34:18
    Dude or should I say Dud...That was only a movie...
  • olylift Shiekster 2012/04/25 00:39:44
    I'm fully aware. It was a joke, sir.
  • EllЕ 2012/04/24 00:02:03 (edited)
    Horrible. These rich paying so much to people that making these gadgets? Creating jobs?
    And they paying for R&D; of submarine, for technology that in the future can be used for cheaper submarines?
    No, they should stop spending money & give it all to government, because government knows better how to spend their money, or they can give it all to contries that have starving people - in Africa, that starving because of dictatorships in their countries.

    By the way, remember in time of the USSR - US was giving food to starving people? I remember, because we were paying double price to USSR government for the US AID to try delicacy from US. )))) Yea, your aid was sold with double price tag & money were used to built better nukes. ))))

    PS: Nice title from CNBC: "Gadgets for the 'One Percent'"
    Media Fueling Class War.

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