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$434,000 iPads

The Goldstriker Platinum iPad is so Luxurious it Hurts

— May 29, 2010 — Tech
The Goldstriker platinum iPad is here, and you had better get yours before the other billionaires get their hands on them.

Seriously, the solid platinum iPad weighs in at a ridiculous 5.9 pounds, no doubt due to the fact that there are 85.5 carats worth of flawless diamonds on this thing. Other features include complete Wi-Fi compatibility, 3G and 64GB versions--oh, and did I happen to mention that it is $434,000?

Implications - If you too find yourself thinking 'where on Earth could I scrounge up $434,000 for an iPad' then why not just indulge in these spectacular pictures instead. While the pictures may not be as spectacular as owning the real thing, lets get real, not many people are going to have the cash flow to sport this amazing gadget!
Trend Themes
1. Luxury Gadgets - The trend of creating luxurious and high-priced gadgets, like the Goldstriker platinum iPad, presents an opportunity for luxury brands to explore new markets and cater to the ultra-wealthy consumers.
2. Extravagant Technology - The demand for extravagant and opulent technology products, such as the $434,000 iPad, opens up opportunities for companies to create unique and exclusive tech items that target the luxury market.
3. Status Symbol Electronics - The rise of status symbol electronics, exemplified by the Goldstriker platinum iPad, creates a market for luxury brands to release premium devices that convey a sense of exclusivity and prestige.
Industry Implications
1. Luxury Goods - The luxury goods industry can capitalize on the trend of extravagant gadgets by creating and marketing high-end tech products that cater to affluent customers.
2. Jewelry - The jewelry industry can explore partnerships with technology companies to create luxury tech items embedded with precious gemstones and metals, like the Goldstriker platinum iPad.
3. Tech Accessories - The tech accessories industry can innovate by designing and producing extravagant accessories for high-end gadgets, offering an additional layer of luxury and customization for consumers seeking exclusivity.
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