The latest from deranged luxury goods craftsman Stuart Hughes: a solid gold iPad 2 that is studded with 65 flawless diamonds, framed with prehistoric mollusk fossils, and inlaid with shards from the thigh bone of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Asking price is $8 million.
After buying this device, the owner will immediately be euthanized to avoid immeasurable regret when the iPad 3 comes out.
Previous Stuart Hughes masterpieces include "an entire house in Switzerland with gold and platinum fixtures and bits of meteoric stone and raptor bone shavings embedded throughout," writes The Hollywood Reporter. "What a materialistic weenie," says King Midas.
Pity Stuart Hughes. His is a life of loneliness, for he cannot touch other humans without turning them into an inanimate hunks of circuitry and diamonds. When he weeps, solid platinum iPod Nanos spring from his eyes and roll down his cheeks. [Engadget, THR, StuartHughes]