Solid Gold Diamond-Encrusted iPad Sells For $190,000

The one thing the recession has taught me is that if you’ve got money, might as well burn it! And what better way to treat yourself to a little bit of luxury than with a $190,000 solid gold, diamond encrusted iPad?

All sarcasm aside (I only burn money when the heat stops working or I’ve had a bad day or it’s a month including the letter “A”), someone really is selling such a thing — rather, selling 10 of them.

Says British company Stuart Hughes, the creators of this bit of outrageous showy-offness, dubbed the Gold iPad Supreme (via CNN):

Encrusted with 25.5 cts of ‘I’F’ Flawless diamonds, a magnificent total of 53 individually set sparkling gems dwell beautifully in their solid 22ct Apple logo. The rear and screen surround are made from a single piece of solid 22ct gold, weighing an immense 2,100 grams.This most luxurious ipads appearance is outstanding even down to the precise polishing to reveal its most beautiful harmonious appearance. A magnificent combination of top of the industry technology and unrivalled craftsmanship was invloved in creating this masterpiece.

Of course, it’s the Wi-Fi and 3G, 64GB version.

Pardon me, I simply must get back to bedazzling my Motorola RAZR.

Gold-and-diamond iPad could be yours for $190,000 [CNN SciTechBlog]