Luxury

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

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 “D

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 luxu

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 be

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

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

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

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Japanese company sells golden keyboards

Following the release of a keyboard made of leather, the Japanese can now buy golden keyboards. Tokyo-based Wazakura Koubou offers the so-called Kagayaki [JP] in the Japanese layout for $270 exclusive

Austrian designer phone worth as much as a Tesla Roadster

Admit it: at some point, you’ve lost your cellphone. That’s why we don’t see any reason to spend $134,000 on a new one, even if it is gold-plated and encrusted with more diamonds tha

Gilded Age: Montegiro's Lusso 'luxurious' turntable

Believe it or not, that’s a turntable up there. Designed by German outfit Montegiro, Lusso, as it’s known, is marketed more like a European sports car than a pice of DJ equipment. “L

Louis Vuitton cracking down on bloated babies carrying Swap Meet Louis

Nadia Plesner made a T-shirt that she’s selling to raise money for kids in Darfur. Her shirt includes an image of a malnourished child carrying a sexy purse that looks like something out of the

Armani and Samsung go at it again for luxury HDTV line

Giorgio Armani is getting together with Samsung again, this time for a TV, and it looks pretty good. The pair has already put out a high-end cellphone that we liked, so another partnership seemed like

Tag Heuer's $7,000 cellphone is $7,000 worth of "meh"

I have a Helio Ocean and a Palm Centro I use as my daily dialers (I know, I know) alternatively, and between the two they do nearly everything a cellphone can do, but they’re lacking one thing:

Asus U2 laptop is something like taking a bubble bath

Looking to "take luxury computing to a whole new level"? I don’t know what that means either. If you’re already into luxury computing but you can’t help but wonder how to t

Show off your insecurities aggressively with this remote

Nothing says "I have an assload of money" like a $30,000 pure gold remote control. I’d suggest keeping the price tag on this beauty for when you have company over, just so everyone kno

Compare it to your house: Crazy rich prince buys crazy big airplane

You know, for all the cool gadgets and accouterments your place has, I sincerely doubt it’s anything compared to this Saudi Prince’s. Airbus said yesterday that it will outfit one of its A

Hands on with the Motorola RAZR 2 Luxury Edition

I won’t lie. This phone is hot. I want it. I must have it. The babes will flock rather than run like they normally do. Yes, I know I cracked jokes about the Luxury Edition earlier, but it’

China and the lie of luxury

This is a bit off-topic, but it has quite a bit to do with electronics and boutique home audio so let’s begin. Luxury items have always been status symbols and, increasingly, commodity products.

Urban Fidelity 'Planet' sound-dispersing speakers

Sure they’re expensive — starting at $1295 — but can you really put a price on metallic planet-shaped balls that "disperse sound in a perfect 360-degree soundfield"?

Gigantic speakers are probably taller than you

Take this set of Evolution Acoustics speakers anywhere you need a little extra muscle; the gym, the bar, the back-alley River City Ransom-like brawl, or anywhere else you need a 6-foot, 525-pound budd
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