Gold has become a sign of luxury in many places, which is why the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai is giving out gold iPads to their guests.
The 24-karat gold-plated iPad that's being handed out at the ultra-luxury hotel is an over-the-top means of showcasing how wealthy a person is. The golden iPad was made to serves as guests' tour map of the hotel -- since diamond encrusted paper is so tacky. Guests are given the gold-plated iPads, which serves as an "Interactive Customer Experience software." Guests can view maps, restaurants, the indigenous locales and many other facets to living in an gold constructed hotel.
Not everyone can afford the luxury of being able to use a gold-plated iPad, since the cost of staying at the ultra-luxury hotel ranges from $1,000 to $12,000.