Expensive

  • Why Are Watches So Expensive?

    There is no denying that most people consider watches to be pretty expensive. Luxury watches often cost as much, or more than cars. For people not intimately aware of how the luxury watch industry works, it can be confusing, frustrating, even maddening why watches are so expensive. Due to this question getting thrown around a lot, click below to “read more” to learn about luxury… Read More

  • Virtual pinball machine looks cool, may be missing flippers

    A virtual pinball machine sounds like a really good idea. No less then 17 tables, on a LCD display (so the playfield doesn’t wear out). Best yet, the virtual pinball machine has some of the most famous Gottlieb games like 2001 and Gold Strike. Sure, it’s expensive, but compared to the cost of actually buying 17 pinball machines? It’s quite reasonable. And takes up a lot… Read More

  • Sure, a £3,500 Motorola phone. Sounds good to me.

    Let’s be honest for a second here: unless we’re talking about the Motorola Droid, which should be on Verizon Wireless within a few weeks, we might as well not be talking about Motorola. It’d be like talking about Real Madrid and only mentioning Granero or Drenthe and not Cristiano Ronaldo or Kaká. (Good, making references that all of 11 people will understand.) But… Read More

  • Banged in the Olufsen: Tough times call for a $136,220 plasma TV

    If you have a lot of disposable income or you work for AIG and need a way to spend that sweet, sweet bonus check for all your hard work, might I suggest the 103-inch BeoVision 4-103 plasma TV from Bang & Olufsen at just under $140,000? Read More

  • Head-mounted ‘Third Eye’ camera

    This insanely-priced video camera straps to your head with an elastic band and captures video at a miniscule 320×240 resolution. Thankfully, it does 30 frames per second. That elastic, however, must be magical because this whole getup costs $299 at Hammacher Schlemmer. Read More

  • Harion: Japanese company sells $168,000 glass speaker set

    Tokyo-based glassware manufacturer Hario (which means “the king of glass”) today unveiled a newly developed set of glass speakers that costs 16 million yen (US$168,000). The so-called Harion speakers are made of heat-resistant material and took three years and eight months to design and produce. It took 23 subcontractors to create the hand-made set. The company claims it’s… Read More

  • Gilded Age: $5,000 Belgian headphones sound ‘crystal clear’

    Wow, a pair of £3,500 ($5,150) headphones. All of a sudden, headphones from the likes of Ultimate Ears and Shure don’t seem expensive at all. What makes this pair so expensive? It’s made from 18 karat gold and has 118 diamonds sprinkled all over. (Again, diamonds are evil.) Also, the headphones are Belgian, created by “top jeweler” Casa Gi. That adds a few quid to… Read More

  • Black Magic: Japanese company sells audio LAN cable for $1,070

    On Novmeber 15th, Japanese online shopping community Zigsow will start selling the so-called BLACK MAGIC [JP], a strangely named LAN cable, which is 1.5 meters long. The maker claims the buyer will get a super high quality product since the cable is based on proprietary technology called RCT (Resonance Control Technology). The cable also seems to have magical powers since it costs $1,070… Read More

  • Review: IM+ for Android


    IM+ is an application created by ShapeServices, which aims to replace the instant messaging application that comes out of the box with Android. Hoping that there were some differences between the 7-day trial and the paid version, we bit the bullet and plopped down the 20 dollars (well, $19.95) on this app to see how it really is, so you wouldn’t have to. The verdict? Save your cash. Read More

  • Motorola Aura cell phone has a circular display

    A few years ago on April Fool’s day, Geeks.com put up a product page for a 15-inch circular LCD monitor for $199.99 (if memory serves). The monitor looked pretty cool and everyone had a good chuckle at the thought of being able to somehow manufacture a display in anything but the shape of a square or rectangle. Fast forward to the present day and we now see that the upcoming Motorola… Read More

  • Motorola Aura cell phone has a circular display

    A few years ago on April Fool’s day, Geeks.com put up a product page for a 15-inch circular LCD monitor for $199.99 (if memory serves). The monitor looked pretty cool and everyone had a good chuckle at the thought of being able to somehow manufacture a display in anything but the shape of a square or rectangle. Fast forward to the present day and we now see that the upcoming Motorola… Read More

  • Bond… James Bond… James Bond's watch


    If you want to be like Bond (and I think we all do, especially since he became such a cold-blooded, murderous bastard), you should probably start small. The Aston Martin is probably not going to happen (face it), nor the women, nor the guns, nor the intrigue. At least you’ve got the drinking! And, if you’re really dedicated, you might get his watch. While its guts are the same as… Read More

  • Leica drops monster 37-megapixel S-System pro camera


    That is a lot of megapixels. Leica has been burning up the internet lately, what with its sweet F/0.95 lens, new M8.2 camera, and even a nice-looking projector. But this monster is surely going to generate the most buzz, especially with Nikon and Canon bickering over the megapixel count in their flagship cameras. The new S-System has a 30mmx45mm sensor, which puts it in between 35mm and… Read More

  • Wall-mounted CD player for people who still own compact discs and can easily part with $178

    Got any CDs left in your house? Not me. Got $178 to spend on a CD player? Not me, again. If you’re unlike me, though, you may find that this cool wall-mounted CD player from Muji to be just the thing for your home. For just shy of $200, you get a single speaker, no remote control, and a power cord that doubles as the on/off switch when tugged. Oh, and it’s backordered until… Read More

  • Got a couple million to spare? Buy a 64-terabyte solid state drive setup

    Remember the RAM-SAN 500, that flash RAID array that basically is the fastest thing on the earth right now? Well, if you’re a special effects artist or run a huge, high speed media database or something, you might need a little more space than they have available. So what do you do? You stack eight of them on top of one another and you run that thing as one hell of a high-speed… Read More

  • SSD I/O speeds: they're bigger in Texas


    It’s that time again. Time to break records in rapid succession! The plainly named Texas Memory has created a monster of epic performance. The RamSan-440 uses DDR RAM in RAID configuration to reach speeds completely unheard of — even in semi-enterprise solutions like the Memoright MR25. With the capability to sustain 600,000 inputs/outputs per second, a max datarate of 4500MB/s, and… Read More

  • Optimus Pultius: between Minimus and Maximus


    This might be something I can use. I enjoyed the easily customizable softkeys on the Microsoft wireless keyboard I reviewed a month or so ago, and this is more powerful and less attached to a bulky keyboard with non-separated F-keys. I’m pretty sure it’ll still cost north of, oh let’s say $400, but I think this is more practical than the actual full-LCD keyboard. Read More

  • Hide those unsightly set-top boxes for $999

    Perfect for people with such luxuries as “fireplaces” and “money” comes the $999 Belkin FlyWire device. It basically allows you to hide your cable box and other digital eyesores in a nearby closet so your hoity-toity guests don’t accidentally spill caviar on your Persian rug when their leather shoes get tangled in a bunch of cables. Dubious about wireless HD? Read More

  • Meet Black OX, Gigantor's rival robot (and pre-order for a lot of Yen)

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    Osaka-based robot maker Vstone starts accepting pre-orders [JP, PDF] for their newest model, the Black Ox… Read More

  • Current top 10 of Akihabara's most expensive retro games (photo report)

    Here are the top 10 of the most expensive retro games currently sold in Tokyo’s Akihabara district (based on my research in about 10 stores). I took the picture above in the place I love the most on this earth, the Super Potato used game store in the heart of Akihabara. Believe it or not, I didn’t see anything cool gear-wise so this list must do as a “live” report from… Read More