24-Karat Gold iPod Nano is a Violent Mugging Waiting to Happen

Quick question: How do you make one of the world's most stolen gadgets, well, more » 9/28/08 1:00pm 9/28/08 1:00pm enticing? If we're talking about iPods, which we are, then you slap 24 and 18 karat white gold all over the newest models, and then send them out into the subways inside the pockets of the today's filthy rich. Of course, for a mere $644 …

Garmin Has Style Lapse: Releases Faux-Diamond Enhanced Nuvi GPSs

Garmin's had a tiny stylistic brain-fart with some new Nuvi » 9/11/08 4:37am 9/11/08 4:37am GPSs. Imagine a cheesy glimmering gadget suckered-on to your windshield, sending glittering—and distracting—shafts of light into your car... that's kind of what you've got in the "light rose" and "black diamond" editions of the Nuvi 250 and 760. They're covered…

Crystal Icing Give Mario, Bowser SwaroskWii Treatment

Crystal Icing is back with two more additions to their Swarovski encrusted Wii range. They previously bought us the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess edition, which looked remarkable. Well, they are obviously onto a winning formula; just checkout the new Super Smash Bros Brawl inspired Wii / Swarovski overkill… » 3/15/08 11:00am 3/15/08 11:00am

World's Most Expensive iPod Shuffle Goes Under Hammer for Charity

Well, it seems there's unnecessary Swarovski bling, and then there's a $40,000 solid 18 karat white and pink gold iPod shuffle. With 430 diamonds, no less. Personally, I can't stand blinged-up gadgets, diamonds or no, but at least this one might do some good: the iDiamond is really going under the hammer at a charity… » 3/14/08 9:38am 3/14/08 9:38am

More Proof that Motorola Is in the Doo-Doo

As if its launches at MWC or the rumors of it quitting the handset business weren't evidence enough that Motorola is on the slide, Giz brings you cold, hard proof that the once-mighty handset division of the company is now fallen: a diamond-encrusted Bluetooth headset. The Motopure H12 is available in two versions:… » 2/15/08 6:01am 2/15/08 6:01am

Six-Figure Japanese PCs Are Not Even Close to Worth It

In the proud tradition of putting diamonds or gold on otherwise-uninspiring devices and giving them a ridiculous price tag to get publicity, Japanese company PC Zeus is offering a couple of rich-idiot aimed computers. The first is a PC with a diamond-encrusted platinum case. It sells for $750,400. Too much? Well,… » 1/29/08 3:48pm 1/29/08 3:48pm

The Million-Euro Cellphone is A Smorgasbord of Diamonds, Croc and…

This is 1.43 million bucks-worth of telephone. It is hideous. Made by Swiss company Goldvish, the Le Million (what a name, just reeks of (cl)ass, doncha think?) comes in a choice of red, yellow or white gold. Tastefully studded with diamonds and what looks like crocodile skin (although surely croc is far too prosaic… » 12/21/07 7:14am 12/21/07 7:14am

John Harrington-Designed iPod shuffle

It may be more tasteful thanthis declaration of twuntiness, but Brighton, UK, jeweler John Harrington's iPod shuffle still makes me uneasy. It's laser-etched with five titchy diamonds and it will cost you over $600. So, let's get this right: seven-and-a-half times more expensive than the real deal? Yet another exercise … » 10/01/07 6:05am 10/01/07 6:05am

Solid Titanium Re-Nano iPod nano Case: Almost Worth All 80,000 Pennies

If it's obscenely expensive or shiny (preferably both), odds are, we love it. So obviously we dig the $818 (¥99,750) solid titanium FACTRON Re-Nano iPod nano case from Kiwami Studios. Besides being one of the sexiest (and sturdiest) cases we've ever seen, it sports hooks on each corner to allow dangleage from any… » 6/05/07 7:05pm 6/05/07 7:05pm