I've already been on the hunt for a laptop bag that doesn't look like a laptop bag, but this one kind of fell into my outstretched arms. The Tiffany Anisette B.A.G. Bag ($860) — B.A.G. standing for "business active girl" — not only holds your laptop (up to 17 inches), your personal effects and digital accessories, but it can also double as a diaper bag, or weekender when you're taking off for a short vacay or business trip. It's made of Italian leather, and of course, comes in an array of colors to match your fashionable wardrobe. You may think it's kinda pricey for just being an all-in-one tote, but here's the catch: there's actually wheels on this baby, and you can cart it around, saving your back from the weight of all your junk. Just think of how much less you'll spend on your weekly 90-minute massages, since you won't be under the pressure of your heavy electronics! It all evens out in the long run.
You know Bang & Olufsen for their superb audio equipment (and high-end cell phones), but they'll soon be bringing their tech skills to your TV. The designer tech company will soon be launching their BeoVision 10 LED TV for your viewing and gaming pleasure.
Coming in 40" and 46" sizes, the TVs are made to be hung on your wall, and can be angled up to 45 degrees — either side-to-side or vertically — for optimal viewing of movies and video games (if you're chilling on the floor). Coming in six colors (black, dark gray, blue, orange, silver, and white), the TVs are like works of art of their own and stay true to B&O's tradition of audio quality by coming with a kick-ass sound system, specially designed to reduce bass rumble. It's truly a luxury item, as prices start at a whopping $6,250! You can get your own (if you have the bank roll) this Summer. Check out a few more photos after the break.
It's true. This Stuart Hughes-designed Nokia 8800 is bedazzled with 12 karats of pink diamonds (about 1,225 of them), and set with a massive three-karat center-cut diamond to act as a stand in for your directional pad. Not to mention that it's custom set with 83 grams of platinum veneers. Remember when I told you that rhinestone BlackBerry cases still exist? Well, this takes things to the next level for sure.
We've seen our fair share of bling on everything from cell phones to gaming consoles, so I can't really be surprised that a phone like this exists. For those of you with a few extra bills in your pocket, this Nokia Supreme is a steal for $160,000.
We all know that gadgets can cost a lot of money, but some fall into my "look but don't touch" category. I'm willing to shell out a pretty penny if the gadget's cost per use is way low (like splurging on an iPhone — I use it everyday!), but I'll steer my pocketbook clear of these items! Find out if you're a good judge of cost character with this fun quiz.
Holy smokes, folks: a laptop bag for $998 before tax (and I thought that $800 Burberry bag was excessive). I don't know if I have ever even seen $998 before tax. But whoever has, I suppose, is in the unique position of being able to purchase one of these delightfully colored ostrich-skin Bodhi Ostrich Laptop Sleeves from Nordstrom (to reiterate, they each cost $998).
Curiously, these sleeves bear a striking resemblance to the $150 Rebbecca Minkoff Virginia Laptop Bag — and I don't know about you, but I'd go Minkoff any day of the week.
It's not like I expected any bag from Burberry to be affordable, but that doesn't mean that the high prices don't take my breath away each time. For more than some people's monthly rent — $795 — you can be the proud and posh owner of one Burberry Brit Check Laptop Bag.
It's not the most pricey of designer laptop bags — YSL's $1,800 beauty comes to mind — but it's certainly up there. Who's taking this? And if you are, please tell me what your recession-proof profession is.
Considering I already feel like a superstar when I'm playing the Xbox 360 karaoke game Lips, a blinged out microphone could only be icing on the cake.
Oh and they are. The Crystallized Swarovski Lips Microphones are a pair of black and white crystal mics that will dazzle your fellow singers (after your voice does, natch). Of course, like most crazy fabulous things, they're limited edition and pretty pricey — $680.
Ridiculous, sure, but you have to remember — like Kelly Kapoor on a recent episode of The Office, you'll look like J. Lo.
Forget for a moment how completely impractical it is to pay $3,620 for a camera case. Just check out the camera case Givenchy made. Clear crystals, black leather: yes, you'd feel like a fashionista badass pulling your camera out of that.
Back down to earth, though, I just gotta say, wowee. Three grand for something you paid under three hundred for?
I'm not here to judge if you're going to snap this up, but let me just say, if you're going to buy this, please also consider adopting me.
There are plenty of computers whose prices reach into the thousands, cell phones that cost several hundreds, but we geeks justify these purchases because we believe in the quality (or the OS, natch) of the technology. The accessories you buy for your gadgets, though, shouldn't cost nearly as much as the gadget itself — especially not in these times. For your viewing pleasure, check out some recent tech accessories that inspire some serious sticker shock.
If I had 295 expendable dollars in my wallet, I'd add one of these handcrafted Prague laptop bags to my online shopping basket so fast, I wouldn't have a minute to second-guess my lavish purchase.
Brought to you by Knomo, the makers of the adorable quilted laptop sleeves, the Prague bag is a part of the new chic Carnaby collection. This high-end, spacious yet slim bag offers a roomy main compartment for your laptop, lots of extra pockets, a tracker system in case it gets lost, and a removable and adjustable shoulder strap. Not only that, but it's been torture-tested by being dropped 2,500 feet with 33 pounds of weight in it — not all laptop bags can say that!