7 tech gifts for the filthy rich

Posted on Dec 1 2016 - 3:50am by Huzoor Bux


You shun Black Friday and Cyber Monday as discount feeding frenzies that you’d never partake of. And when limited-edition sneakers are immediately sold out just minutes after release, you don’t flinch at paying a $1,000 premium for impossible to get $150 shoes. If this describes you or a friend you plan on gifting, then you’ve arrived the right place.

The following are a few money-is-no-object options to impress your friends and family who are lucky enough to know someone flush with the sweetest holiday nog: disposable income.  

Trump iPhone 7 Case 

The man long known in New York real estate circles and on reality TV as a kind of icon of wealth, Donald Trump, will soon be president of the United States. And whatever side of the political aisle you fall on, you may have already decided that it’s time to embrace what the New York Times calls a trip back to the gold-plated excess of the ’80s. If so, the gold-coated Supremo Trump Changover case (about $3,100) for the iPhone 7 may be the case for you. Featuring the visage of Trump as well as a U.S. government-style eagle crest, this is the iPhone case for those who look to profit from Trump’s America. 

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Snoopy Rolex 

You might be used to paying peanuts for Peanuts swag that celebrates the comic strip, but this watch isn’t for the casual fan. The BWD Skating Snoopy Edition Rolex Datejust (about $16,300) features an ice-skating Snoopy on its watch face. The contrast of the whimsical Peanuts character against the matte black surface of this rare Rolex take is perfect way to brighten someone’s holiday as we near the end of a rough 2016. 

Pod Time Sleep Capsule

Even if you live in a 10 bedroom mini mansion, if you’re a tech geek, you still probably want to give house guests a taste of the future when they stay over. A great way to transport friends and family into that future is via the Pod Time Sleep Capsule ($3,100). The stackable sleeping pods not only look like those hibernation chambers you see on sci-fi spacecraft, it also features internal LED lighting, ventilation inlets, and the company even allows you to slap your own logo on the pod (in case you want that Weyland-Yutani feel). 

Gold Pokémon Card 

The Pokémon Go craze has died down a bit, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still fanatics out there still obsessively looking for new Pokémon. For those truly dedicated Pokémon heads, the special edition solid Gold Pokémon Card (about $1,900) from Tanaka Jewelry is the gift they’ll remember forever. Situated in a well-crafted black display frame, the retro style card is the ultimate totem to the game that still captures the imaginations of millions of people decades after its creation. 

Levitating Table

Looking like something from a concept sci-fi illustration, the levitating table by Brooklyn-based RockPaperRobot uses a cleverly placed series of magnets to float an array of cubes that will add a dash of the future to any home. 

“The Float table took thousands of hours to perfect, from the engineering to the assembly process to the fine wood working techniques,” company founder Jessica Banks told Mashable. “The hardest part was to hide the complexity of the product in order to celebrate the physics of the system.” But that engineering and design doesn’t cheap: the table can be yours for $20,000 (the matching side tables are $10,000 each). 

DJI Gold-Plated Drone

Now that nearly everyone has a drone, it’s a little harder to pretend you’re a Bond villain when you fly your device over someone’s head. Thankfully, the DJI Phantom 4 Camera Drone Gold Edition ($25,000) is here to restore your sense of nefarious superiority. Swathed in 24-carat gold, the drone has a 28-minute maximum flight time, can travel up to 44 miles per hour and (perhaps most importantly in this case) has Smart Home Return, since losing this drone will probably hurt more than any gadget you’ve ever lost. 

Titanium Pokémon Watch 

Finally, if the blinged-out Pokémon card isn’t your kind of thing and you prefer giving a more usable gift, the Romain Jerome RJ x Pokémon Pikachu watch ($20,000) might be the answer. The timepiece is meant to commemorate 20 years of Pokémon as a part of pop culture. Made of titanium with a carbon coating, there are only 20 of the timepieces available, so if you can even snag one, despite the price, you’ll be among the lucky few.

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