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2,700-hp, $1.7M Corvette-inspired superboat is glorious lunacy

October 8th, 2011

2,700-hp, $1.7M Corvette-inspired superboat is glorious lunacy

There is no replacement for displacement, whether you’re on the road, in the clouds or bursting across wide open water at 180 mph. That’s exactly what you could do if you had a cool $1.7 million laying around and felt like making the 2012 ZR48 MTI your very own. The boat features a pair of 1,350-horsepower turbocharged Mercury Marine V8 engines strapped into a carbon fiber hull. That’s all run-of-the-mill tech for the superboat crowd, but what sets this craft apart from the fleet is its complete Chevrolet Corvette interior.

2,700-hp, $1.7M Corvette-inspired superboat is glorious lunacy

Why transplant the worst part of one of the best performance buys in the automotive market into your million-dollar boat? Probably because you can. That, and odds are you won’t be relaxed enough to look anywhere but down the bow when this machine is at wide open throttle. The ZR48 MTI features seating for six and a spiffy custom trailer designed to haul the craft on its side (the machine is too wide to be transported right-side up).
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Jaeger-LeCoultre unlocks the Aston Martin DB9 with new AMVOX2 Transponder

November 2nd, 2010

Jaeger-LeCoultre unlocks the Aston Martin DB9 with new AMVOX2 Transponder

Last time, you’ll need to put your car keys into the door’s lock in order to open your car doors. Then, men got lazy, and invented remote alarm to unlock your car with a single button. They say it’s for safety. Well, should be. But then men got even lazier, and don’t want to press that GREEN button. So, they made keyless entry. Walk near your car, and it’s unlocked. Leave your car, and it’s locked. They say it’s good, because you don’t have to worry whether you’ve locked your car or not. Safety reasons too. But now, they’re getting even way crazier. But this time, it’s for the fashion sense. You know, doing it the James Bond way. But you can only do it if you own an Aston Martin DB9, and have some extra cash lying around too. Make that $25k extra to spare. Read more…

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Gucci's Real D 3D glasses is so cool!

November 1st, 2010

Gucci's Real D 3D glasses is so cool!

Well, if you think Oakley’s $150 3D shades are something, wait till your girlfriend asks you for this. Yes, buying your own 3D glasses and bring them to the cinema is getting into the trend nowadays, but if the 3D glass will cost you $225, I think you should consider that again, and again. Unless you really don’t want to look like those mosquito-eyed-beings in the cinema, like the rest of the crowd. Then get this Gucci 3D glass. You can’t go wrong with them, as they’re ‘optically correct’ Real D frames. With its latest design and no plastic wraparounds, you’ll be the absolutely most fashionable person in a crowded dark room, where nobody will be looking at you. Look for these to hit your local US Gucci boutique. Or, you might want to wait for Louis Vuitton’s edition. But at least wearing this will make you look like Mr Smith, or Mrs Smith.

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Golden Vertu Constellation Quest phone robbing you off €19,500

October 20th, 2010

Golden Vertu Constellation Quest phone robbing you off €19,500

What can you tell of a person who spends 5 figures on a normal QWERTY phone? Yes, he should have a few Bentley and Lambo in his garage. Perhaps one of those limited edition Veyron too. And he hardly drives them, as he should be flying around the world nearly every week in his own private jet.

That’s why Vertu, the world’s swelly famous and exotic boutique, is using Symbian for their Vertu Constellation Quest. Well, you won’t care about what OS is it running when you can afford a cool €19,500 including VAT (about $27,000) for this ‘smartphone’. All you care is that it’s slightly gold-plated.

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World’s most expensive iPhone 4

October 15th, 2010

World’s most expensive iPhone 4

And they’re obviously massively covered with diamonds. Surely something the filthy rich would want. I mean, if you’re THAT rich, do you want to have the same phone as the rest of the millions of people in this world? Not really. So, you look for Stuart Hughes and he customizes your iPhone 4 into the “world’s most expensive phone”. That’s the case for the Australian client. Hughes made two identical models for him (or her) and each handset includes over 500 diamonds and total of over 100 karats. Since it’s so special (and bloody hell expensive) it also comes with its own special granite box. Well, hopefully this diamond crafted iPhone 4 will solve the antenna issue too. How much? Yes, everyone wanted to ask, because they can’t afford. Well, it’s £5 million, which is around USD8 million. How many normal iPhone 4 can you get with that amount of money?

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Futuristic mirror is already here!

October 14th, 2010

Futuristic mirror is already here!

Have you ever thought about how advance your life would be, and so does the rest of your world, when you wake up and brush your teeth while looking at the latest news and weather on your mirror? Won’t your mirror in your bathroom look like a mirror-finish monitor with lots of widgets? Well not many, perhaps two or three widgets, but that’s still very futuristic. But it’s already a present technology, with EXISTING product that is exactly like that, and they’re in Hong Kong! Read more…

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Vertu to release a new QWERTY phone

October 12th, 2010

Vertu to release a new QWERTY phone

Vertu has been putting out some odd and luxurious (and bloody hell expensive) phones once in a while. But now, they’re ready to add yet another working machine (or very business-like phone) into their lucrative phones lineup. It’s a full QWERTY keyboard phone, something like your BlackBerry Bold 9700, but with some luxury touches. Read more…

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Porsche Design unveils million dollar advent calendar

September 24th, 2010

Porsche Design unveils million dollar advent calendar

So you think Porsche only does cars? Nope, they also dig kitchens, maybe just to impress the ladies. Well at least they’re trying to court into five families’ kitchen this year. But I think it’s more like “five lucky families”. Read more…

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Biometric wallets gives you few extra steps to buy juices from vending machine

September 17th, 2010

Biometric wallets gives you few extra steps to buy juices from vending machine

Sometimes a wallet can show your exclusivity from the common crowds. Louis Vuitton and Coach for example. But you know you’ve gone too much, way too much ahead when you need your finger prints to open your wallet and get some notes for that juice in the vending machine. Read more…

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Tag Heuer Squadra night vision eyewear increases your alpha points.

July 15th, 2010

Tag Heuer Squadra night vision eyewear increases your alpha points.

Tag Heuer will surely ring a bell as the famous watch manufacturer. Famous for their gorgeous watches, Tag Heuer also makes fancy eyewear. Their new Squadra night vision glasses now join the luxury lineup eyewear.

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