Diamond Embossed Leather iPhone Case Will Waste Your $15,000

I don't think I'll ever understand the type of conspicuous consumption that produces junk like this: A leather iPhone case that's embedded with 272 diamonds (6.8 karats worth) fashioned into luxury goods purveyor Noreve's St. Tropez logo. The asking price is $14,990. You heard me right: $14,990 to keep your iPhone… » 8/09/08 1:30pm 8/09/08 1:30pm

$55,000 Remote Control Has Gold Instead of Features

This here is the world's most expensive remote control. You might expect a normally-frivolous accessory that has had its price jacked up to $55,000 to have all sorts of bells and whistles, like an LCD touchscreen and the ability to start your car. But the Gold RC1 doesn't have a screen at all. What it does have is… » 11/14/07 10:15am 11/14/07 10:15am

You'd Need a lot of Wine to Think a $72,000 Corkscrew is a Good Idea

I never cease to be amazed by the number of completely ludicrous items out there that cater to a mere 0.0001% of the population. Take this corkscrew, for example. It takes corks out of bottles. Big deal. It also has some gold on it and has some fancy engineering behind it. The price? $72,000. Yes, that's right,… » 11/01/07 3:20pm 11/01/07 3:20pm