If you think that the MacBook Pro makes for an expensive buy in itself, how about a 24-carat gold-plated version? A firm called Computer Choppers has just put the finishing touches on a gold-plated MacBook with an Apple logo encrusted with multi-colour diamonds, which you can claim to own for just $30,000.
The firm also offers to cover your Apple product in white, rose and yellow gold, as well as copper, black and silver chrome, reports the Huffington Post. While it looks like the company specialises in its customisation of Apple products, it mentions in its Services section that will also work "on most any computer or electronic item." Some of the other platings offered are in silver, old English gold, champagne gold, almond gold, honey gold, rose copper, bronze, and pewter.
Polished 24kt gold Macbook Pro with a Santa Rosa exterior
This is not the first time we've seen Apple products sporting bling. Stuart Hughes’ version of the iPad 2 is the snazzier sibling of the regular iPad 2, which you might want to own if you have £5,000,000 to spare. For the rest of us, the iPad 2 Gold History Edition is as exquisite as it could possibly get. The Apple logo that rests at the back of the iPad 2 is set with 12.5 carats of flawless diamonds, 53 of them encrusted to form the signatory Apple. This has been set on a back made of 24K gold, weighing a total of 2Kg. Its front frame has a touch of history too; it has been made out of the oldest existing rock, Ammolite.
This 75 million-year-old rock, sourced from Canada, isn’t the only historical influence on the iPad 2. Apparently, on the front frame of this device, actual pieces of a Tyrannosaurus Rex’s thigh bone have been used, which according to Hughes, were splintered and shaved into the rock, which has then been given a jewel finish. Adding some bling is a single-cut, 8.5 carat flawless diamond beautifully set in the centre, surrounded by 12 other flawless diamonds.
Hughes also has his own version of the premium iPhone 5, which is all gold and diamond. Reportedly, Hughes’ version of the latest iPhone has been decked in 18-carat gold and has gold and diamond finishing. Turn the phone over and you see the recognisable Apple logo, encrusted in diamonds. Hughes has on offer a limited edition of 100 handsets of this variety. Hughes' version of the iPhone 5 is priced at a mind-numbing £21,995 (around Rs 18,76,888).
An excerpt from Hughes' website reads, “This beautiful handset took weeks of detailed intricate work to re-create the original chasis of the iPhone in solid gold, all of which was started and finished by hand, also a full gold dressing for the rear section with the logo in solid gold with 53 flawless diamonds amounting to 1ct. This masterpiece boasts a massive circa of 128 grams of 18ct gold. The result was outstanding even down to the precise polishing to reveal its most beautiful harmonious appearance. The handset is 64gb and is available as a ltd edition of only 100.”