The High-End Tech Wishlist for the Ridiculously Wealthy

2012 Apartment Therapy Tech Gift Guide

So you weren't interested in joining the Black Friday crowds searching for the best deals around. Perhaps what you're really interested in are products with more cachet...those high-end, limited edition designs in the tech category for the proud and the few. Here are some of my personal favorite speciality designs to make technophiles weak in the knees you can't just buy at your local Best Buy...

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Sony XBR-84X900 84" 4K Ultra HD LED TV
1080p is so last year. 4k HD display technology has now been dubbed Ultra High-Definition (Ultra HD) and it's coming, whether there's any/much content for it or not. Let's have a 3,840 x 2,160 look at Sony's new XBR-84X900 4K LED TV boasting 84" of Ultra HDTV goodness. This monster boasts 4 times the resolution of regular HD, not to mention it's massive in screen size (84") and price ($25,000)!

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Gold iPhone 5
The man (or woman) with the golden iPhone is the man (or woman) with a lot of money in his pocket - literally. For only $2,702.23 (and up) you can have yourself an unlocked iPhone 5 with the entire back and sides "embellished in 24ct. gold." You can also give the golden touch to your iPad, iPod, watches, guns, game consoles and many other phones and random things that could be coated in gold if you so chose to. If you're not into gold, you can save yourself a grand and go with the ColorWare options as well for an equally classy look!

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Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 8200 Loudspeakers
For With our someone else's money in the audio arena we'd splurge on a nice Bang & Olufsen sound system. While there are bigger and more expensive, we love the look and sound (it tells you something when a product's aesthetics comes before it's primary function) of the Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 8002. Slender and subtle yet tall and imposing these loudspeakers provide performance that matches their looks. Browse the rest of the Bang & Olufsen catalog to put together a banging sound system system that most definitely breaks our banks.

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Pinel & Pinel Arcade PS Trunk
Neiman Marcus' Christmas catalog always has some expensive gifts up it's sleeve, including this $90,000 Arcade PS Trunk made by Pinel & Pinel. Handmade and limited to 15, you can customize your gaming trunk to your heart's desire. The system boasts a PS3, 4 each of 3D glasses, PS3 Move motion, navigation, wireless buzzers and controllers. It comes with 2 each of Move shooter guns and fighting sticks. Not to mention packing a 55" Sony 3D LED HDTV, Blu-ray player, Formula 1 seats, Thrustmaster T500 RS Force Wheel, 24 PS3 games, etc., etc., etc. Oh and for your $90,000, delivery is not included.

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JetLev R200 Jetpack
More from the Neiman Marcus catalog, why not try out the JetLev R200 jetpack? It reaches 32mph at 30 feet on a 4 hour/80 mile tank of high-octane gasoline strapped to your back. It's a jetpack for crying out loud. 'Nuff said.

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Leica M9 18MP Digital Range Finder Camera
Forget the Canon vs. Nikon DSLR argument for just a moment and savor this Leica M9 with this 18MP digital range finder camera for a mere $6,399.99. Its 18-megapixel sensor provides full 35mm format and is the first Rangefinder camera with a 24x36mm format sensor. We know specs aren't everything but we want it. Besides, it's got this cute retro look that seems so popular nowadays.

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Red Epic Digital Camera
It's long been touted as the savior of the film industry, the 5k sensor on this bad boy captures 1-120 frames per second at full resolution with just a 4lb body. Starting at $19,000, the price starts moving up quickly as you add on lens and accessories. Still quite a lot cheaper than the hundreds of thousands for traditional film cameras.

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OfficePOD
Stop trying to find the perfect home office gift and get them the perfect home office. These prefab office spaces are curvy, contemporary and quite cool. Priced around $25,000 USD it's an instant home office with appeal - somewhere you wouldn't mind ducking out of the house to get some work done.

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Novero Victoria Choker
Get your lady a lovely necklace that also happens to have Bluetooth connectivity. She'll be able to pick up your calls without a dangly earpiece to throw off her outfit. Nevermind that she can only wear it to match certain outfits, it's a great idea to start putting hands-free Bluetooth devices into something other than wobbly always falling earsets


LMFAO Beats Headphones
Only $1 million for these custom LMFAO Beats By Dre headphones. Whether you like their sound quality or look, it sure beats having to rock out to a generic $200 pair.

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