Luxury

 
  • Luxury wine vending machine

    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

    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

    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    Would you still consider your TV to be a necessity, or has its functionality largely been replaced by other devices such as your computer?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

    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 get… Read More

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

    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 than… 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 video… Read More

  • BMW using MS Surface as car configurator

    Now, you could just go down a list and tick the options you want, but that wouldn’t really be posh enough for you, would it? You’re getting a Bimmer, and you want the experience to be luxurious and classy from start to finish. And that’s why they’re employing a Microsoft Surface to choose your options and check out your car’s features instead of a good old piece of… Read More

  • Nokia plans to bring its Vertu luxury brand to Japan, is poised to fail

    Nokia plans to bring its Vertu luxury brand to Japan, is poised to fail

    Japan has always been a tough market crack for Nokia, the world’s biggest cell phone manufacturer. While the Finnish company boasts a 40 percent share of global handset sales, this figure has been steady at about 1 percent in Japan. Now it has come to light that Nokia plans to launch an MVNO with Nippon’s No. 1 cell phone carrier Docomo starting in either February or March next year. Read More

  • Poor timing: Samsung S9402 dual-SIM ‘luxury’ phone

    Poor timing: Samsung S9402 dual-SIM ‘luxury’ phone

    The luxury phone market must be absolutely screaming as we await the collapse of civilization and begin our rapid descent into barbarism—using Windows PCs because they’re cheaper than Macs. That’s the only way to explain why Samsung is coming out with the S9402 DuoS, a “luxury” cellphone that has two SIM cards. (Two-SIM phones are marketed like, “What if… Read More

  • Gilded Age: Stockinger, Bentley team up, create a safe specifically for watches

    Gilded Age: Stockinger, Bentley team up, create a safe specifically for watches

    I’m gonna hazard a guess here and say that if you’re *so* into watches that you need a specific safe for them, you’re probably in a different tax bracket than all of us here. That is, unless your name is John Biggs and you collect watches in order to fill some weird void in your soul. Fair enough. Be that as it may, perhaps you’re so drained from all the G1 coverage… Read More