Luxury

  • Review: 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate

    This last week we spent time enjoying the ultimate in Korean luxury that is the Hyundai Equus. We weren’t too impressed with early photos but upon first sight, in person, those impressions were immediately discharged. The Equus looks boss, like Kkangpae boss, with a stance on the road so sexy that watchers-on know someone important is in the back. This is the first attempt from a… Read More

  • Roland Iten R8 Mk.II Luxury Belt Buckle Hands-On

    What made Roland’s brand famous are his belt buckles. Easily the most complex and interesting belt buckles in the world, they are very cool. While you can live a happy life without one of the R8 belt buckles, if you have one, it is hard to return to the alternatives. What you see before you is the brand’s second offered belt buckle, the limited edition R8 Mk.II (MkII, Mark II). I… Read More

  • Parabellum Brings Bison And Kevlar Together For Safety, Luxury And Technology

    Let’s say you’re at that point in life where you have too much money. You can only experience the thrill of buying a Ferrari once. So what’s next? Parabellum, makers of hand-crafted leather products, think they can help. When the cost of a fully-loaded iPad or Macbook Pro isn’t enough to lighten your wallet, the clear solution is to get protection from something… Read More

  • Spend that tax return on a $12,000 46" Bang and Olufsen TV (monocle not included)

    To be fair, the $12,000 figure cited in the headline is pure guesswork on my part. But when the 40″ version of the TV, reviewed here at FlatPanelsHD, costs £6000 (about $10,000), it’s easy enough to do the math. These mega-lux TVs are meant to be the final word in current LCD TV technology — and will of course be worth less than a fig once AMOLED is the standard. Until… Read More

  • Mobiado 350 Pioneer: Gold, sapphire crystals, all sorts of excessive stuff like that

    Oh man, yet another “élite” phone for us to look over and never be able to afford. It’s the Mobiado 350 Pioneer. It looks sort of like an Indiana Jones relic (note: I’ve never seen an Indiana Jones movie), and is part of Mobiado’s Grand Line. Read More

  • Luxury wine vending machine

    It’s not really a secret: Japan loves vending machines. So it’s not really surprising this newest (and quite unique) model is made in Nippon, too: A vending machine that lets you buy luxury wines through a pre-paid card. The machine is supposed to soften the negative effects the current recession has for wine lovers. Read More

  • You really don't need the ‘luxurious” Mobiado 350 PRL

    Unless you’re the owner of Manchester City—let’s face it, what are the odds he reads us?—you cannot afford this phone. It’s from Mobiado, and it’s called the 350 PRL. It’s one of those “luxury” phones, but we can only assume that’s because of the materials and construction process and not the specs. Read More

  • Blame the Internet: Only 38 percent of young Americans see a TV set as a necessity

    Would you still consider your TV to be a necessity, or has its functionality largely been replaced by other devices such as your computer? Well, the largest number of Americans since 1973 no longer see television as a necessity. Only 54 percent of Americans think TV is a necessity these days. Not surprisingly, young people are least likely to call TV a necessity. Read More

  • Gresso "Skeleton" phone: You're doing it wrong


    Once again we welcome into the world a bit of conspicuous consumption so ham-handed that you actually get compassionate flop sweat for these people. The Gresso Avantgarde Skeleton is a “skeleton” phone with a display back. What does that mean? There’s a hole in the back so you can see the circuitry. This idea is so crazy that I wonder how much coke the creators did just to… Read More

  • The first 100% paper-made jeans in the world will set you back $5,400

    Hopefully better-looking than that (photo credit: Fashion Police) As the world’s first company, Tokyo-based Japan Pulp & Paper plans to sell jeans made entirely of Japanese paper. The jeans will be marketed as a collector’s item and limited to just 10 pairs. Buyers will have to pay $5,400 per pair. The company is using denim made from Washi, Japanese paper that’s tougher… Read More

  • Mobiado 105GMT

    I have an iPhone and I think it’s an expensive cellphone. But it does a lot more than a cellphone. So why would I buy something expensive that has the specs of a sub 100$ device and has “Dual inset 24 Karat gold plated crowns”? Anyone ever bought something like this?  Specs:
    Quadband GSM and dual band WCDMA, speaker phone, 3G luxury phone (?), 2 megapixel picture and… Read More

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