Opulent tech gadgets have made headline news for their unexpected price tags, but the evolution of 24-karat gold iPhones and diamond encrusted smart watches is headed towards everyday wear. The industry of luxury wearables and tech gadgets has exploded, with heavyweights like Apple, Android and Nikon teaming up with established designers like Gucci, as well as newcomers like Brikk. Yet it’s niche designers (and manufacturers) like Brikk and Gold Genie that are releasing couture accessories that are out of this world. By combining every day products like cameras, phones, and cases with opulent materials, brands are simultaneously turning heads and making the experience of travel truly luxurious. Don't miss these four new tech gadgets.
1. Lux Smart Watch Omni 18K Yellow Gold
The most expensive smart watch currently for sale, this customised Apple watch is dripping with diamonds (Color de and Clarity VVS, totaling in 11.30 carats) available in 18 carat yellow gold, rose gold or 950 platinum. The bling is undeniable, but the real luxury of the watch is found in the app store: a multitude of travel companies have created apps specially available for Apple watch owners. Starwood Preferred Guest, Marriot, Hotel Tonight, and Orbitz, to name a few, are all accessible from your wrist, ensuring any last minute travel details are instant and seamless.
2. Lux Nikon Kit Finished in 24K Yellow Gold
Capture the undivided attention of your subjects with a limited edition Nikon camera plated in pure gold and finished with stingray leather. Brikk spent one year of research and development to perfect this exceptional product. The Lux Nikon DF camera includes a Nikkor 14-24 F/2.8 lens finished in gold, a custom Halliburton camera case also finished in...you guessed it: gold. Rechargeable battery, quick charger, USB cable, and a rubber eyecup will keep you camera-ready on any voyage worth snapping photos of.
3. iPhone 6 Diamond Encrusted Ecstasy 24k Gold 128GB
The iPhone 6 just got another upgrade, one that includes 24k gold and 6.7cts diamonds. Beyond the perks of a pure gold smart phone, the iPhone 6 has a bigger screen 4.7 inches by 5.5 inches to be exact, ideal for travellers who actively access image-centric apps like Instagram and Snapchat. The quality of the camera has improved as well, offering a substantially sharper focus. Take your pick between 24k yellow and rose gold, and pure platinum to make any serious jet setter jealous for a fancier phone.
4. Sennheiser HD 800 Over-Ear Circum-Aural Dynamic Headphone
Tune out the unwanted noise of the outside world and sink into the sounds of your choice. The Sennheiser HD 800 headphones are considered the finest in audio technology. Understandably so, as Sennheiser set out to create the “ultimate headphone” with basic acoustic conditions that replicate natural hearing. Special fitting over the ear guarantees a level of serenity so absolute; these super-light sound systems will be your must-have accessory for any flight.