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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
    Joey
    +14
    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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  • true am... COCO 2012/04/24 09:41:30
    true american
    +1
    It is their money if they wish to be foolish with it,then so be it. I am not going to tell them what to do with it.
  • COCO true am... 2012/04/24 19:15:20
    COCO
    Thats my point,I don't think you understood my comment.
  • Shiekster COCO 2012/04/24 19:41:26
    Shiekster
    Dude...You don't understand your comment..!
  • COCO Shiekster 2012/04/24 19:44:24
    COCO
    I do,I know you are not being a twit,I am just letting you know why I wouldn't like being with such @....holes.
  • BabyBear 2012/04/23 22:54:37
    $1 million laptop
    BabyBear
    +1
    I could see the really high speed cameras used by professional photographers, personal submarine by marine biologist, touchsceen table by gadget junkies (i would love one), but $1M laptop that doesn't do anything special - waste of money.
  • RoseyRhod 2012/04/23 22:50:58
    $1 million laptop
    RoseyRhod
    +2
    Somehow the fact that you have to unlock it with a diamond key makes it worse.
  • iamnothere 2012/04/23 22:49:55
    Concierge cell phone
    iamnothere
    +3
    best bet..these are all one off items.. and anyone who says that the rich should not buy this stuff.. .. makes you wonder.. if they understand the meaning of capitalism
  • Hawkeye 2012/04/23 22:47:02
    Other...
    Hawkeye
    +5
    The day WILL come when I have that Personal Submarine.. That's ALL that I have to say about that..

    Well.. ONE more thing.. remember folks.. The things we ALL have today were extravagant items just DECADES ago..
  • EllЕ Hawkeye 2012/04/23 23:16:37 (edited)
    EllЕ
    +3
    Indeed. ) People couldn't believe that every household would have a computer in the future either. )

    Also, in time of socialism, in my country, car was a luxury & conditioner didn't exist in my country, while in US every house & business had one. )
  • Lanikai EllЕ 2012/04/24 00:17:15
    Lanikai
    +2
    Can you explain how BAD socialism is to the stupid dems who are begging for it?
  • EllЕ Lanikai 2012/04/24 00:40:12
    EllЕ
    +1
    They don't see it as bad, because they love gov. control & that in socialism only people in government are rich.
  • Shiekster EllЕ 2012/04/24 19:47:32
    Shiekster
    +1
    So then the Democrats would be the Politiburo...Yes, Comrade ELLE...No offense...
  • Clyde EllЕ 2012/04/25 00:32:37
    Clyde
    +1
    That's because we haven't yet reached the point where everyone is poor except the elitist in the government. They are getting free stuff and they think it's going to last forever, but the socialist utopia they have been fooled into thinking is real will never be. The useful idiots are doubling down on stupid!
  • Clyde Lanikai 2012/04/25 00:27:51
    Clyde
    +1
    She has, they just dismiss her or say she is lying about where she came from and how bad it was. They really have been brainwashed well, it is very sad.
  • Shiekster EllЕ 2012/04/24 19:46:05
    Shiekster
    +2
    I've seen the graves of Socialism run for miles on never ending miles. Indeed and I'm proud that I had a direct hand in taking a Pick Axe and Sledge Hammer to the Berlin Wall so long ago...
  • Drachen 2012/04/23 22:46:11
    $1 million laptop
    Drachen
    +2
    If it's going to be $1 million dollars, why the hell is it so freakin' ugly?
  • Kerymi 2012/04/23 22:41:04
    $1 million laptop
    Kerymi
    +3
    Fitted diamond? Really? And what happens when you lose that?
  • Hawkeye Kerymi 2012/04/23 22:49:35
    Hawkeye
    +3
    Well,,,, THEN,,, You throw your $400 Laptop away..

    ROFLMAO..
  • Kerymi Hawkeye 2012/04/23 23:02:05
    Kerymi
    +1
    Ridiculous.
  • CAPISCE 2012/04/23 22:40:57
    Other...
    CAPISCE
    +1
    All of the above--I bet the Obama's and the rest of those filty rich Dems have one of each
  • Met CAPISCE 2012/04/23 22:49:22
    Met
    +1
    So you hate Obama because he's successful?

    How is that not communist?
  • CAPISCE Met 2012/04/23 22:52:50
    CAPISCE
    +3
    No I hate him because he is a hypocrite----99% my ass. He's nothing but another filthy rich politician , but he has the audacity to pretend he relates to the average guy. Give me a break
  • Met CAPISCE 2012/04/23 23:02:17
    Met
    He grew up very poor, got a scholarship, and became a success.

    He's never lied or apologized about that. Sounds to me like you just hate successful people. If that's the case, you probably shouldn't vote republican.

    Just sayin...
  • TrudyGirl Met 2012/04/23 23:37:09
    TrudyGirl
    +1
    Sounds to me like he just hates period. Must be awful to carry around so much anger.
  • CAPISCE Met 2012/04/25 17:35:27
    CAPISCE
    No, successs should be applauded. As yes Obama was poor----you have to be poor to eat Dog---but he is a lifelong politician,activist, that doesn't count as a success story
  • Met CAPISCE 2012/04/25 23:14:02 (edited)
  • CAPISCE Met 2012/04/26 14:21:12
    CAPISCE
    The fact Obama eats dogs isn't as relevant as him flushing a Trillion $ of stimulus money down the toilet. The Economy sucks and unemployment is through the roof------we should have just used the money to burn as fireplace kindling.
    Maybe the press will ask Obama what the best tasting breed of dog is, my guess is any type puppy or maybe some short hair breed. Yummy Unbelievable! the president of the United States eats dogs and that's not an issue--if Romney ate a dog the Liberal media would be having a field day
  • Met CAPISCE 2012/04/26 14:55:52 (edited)
  • CAPISCE Met 2012/04/29 18:01:22
    CAPISCE
    Your in denial
  • Met CAPISCE 2012/04/30 07:44:11 (edited)
    Met
    I think you mean "you're"

    as in "you're" absolutely wrong if you look at the information i gave you and still get "it's the democrats"...

    I understand tho... When you've subscribed to a philosophy your whole life, having it spoon fed to you constantly, and never questioning or finding out on your own...

    It's hard to let go, even when confronted with the enormity of it's fallacy.

    That's why Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are so popular. They rely on brainwashing from a very young age, not facts.

    Next time, at least read the opposition's point. You don't have to be scared if it makes since.
  • Met CAPISCE 2012/04/23 23:04:17
    Met
    +1
    I just solved all of our countries problems.

    Obama just needs to come out and tell people he's rich, and the republican plans would benefit him, and everyone like you would vote democrat, because you're a moron.
  • TrudyGirl Met 2012/04/23 23:37:45
  • Lanikai CAPISCE 2012/04/24 00:18:24
    Lanikai
    +2
    And he was SUPER quick to NOT pay his share. When his 95,000 a year secretary and most middle income folks had to pay 38% taxes, HE only had to pay 20% on his 758,000.

    he is a total hypocrite.
  • Met Lanikai 2012/04/24 01:02:48
    Met
    How is he a hypocrite that he is following the laws?

    He says he believes he should pay more... you guys keep refusing to take it.

    How does that make HIM the dumbass?
  • Shiekster Lanikai 2012/04/24 19:52:37
    Shiekster
    +1
    "WAAA-..!!!"..'Obama's doing what Lanikai only wish he could do 'WAA-!' but is way too much of a hypocrite himself to,"WAAA-!!!'"
  • Shiekster CAPISCE 2012/04/24 19:49:23 (edited)
    Shiekster
    Ok...Then if you "Think" you know more and can do better than him, then you run for office...GOOD LUCK...
  • RoseyRhod CAPISCE 2012/04/23 22:52:07 (edited)
    RoseyRhod
    Of course that not at all rich Mitt Romney and his not in the least bit filthy rich big business Republican pals would never have one of these items. Because they are so totally in touch with the common person.
  • CAPISCE RoseyRhod 2012/04/23 22:53:51
    CAPISCE
    +1
    just as much as obama and the dems are
  • Met CAPISCE 2012/04/23 23:05:24
    Met
    +2
    Obama grew up poor, Mitt was born with a silver spoon in his ass. Just because Obama has done more with his life than you did with yours, doesn't mean you should hate HIM.

    Killyourself.
  • Lanikai Met 2012/04/24 00:18:54
    Lanikai
    +1
    you first.

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