luxury

MB&F tease with HM4 Thunderbolt timepiece

MB&F tease with HM4 Thunderbolt timepiece

Unusual timepiece specialists MB&F haven't been resting on their laurels since unveiling the, ahem, busty HM3 Frog watch; instead they've been cooking up something even more bizarre.  The company's new Horological Machine No4 THUNDERBOLT is based on the distinctive HM4 engine MB&F outed at the Basel Fair back in March (which you can see after the cut), and now they're teasing the first profile shot of the new timepiece.

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$190k Stuart Hughes iPad Supreme swaps taste for gold & diamonds

$190k Stuart Hughes iPad Supreme swaps taste for gold & diamonds

If the knowledge that your regular iPad won't set you aside from the 1m+ others who picked up Apple's tablet, then how about stunning passers-by into dropped-jaw incontinence with the Stuart Hughes iPad Supreme Edition.  The UK company take a regular 64GB iPad WiFi + 3G and replace the back panel and surround with a single piece of solid 22ct gold, weighing in at 2,100 grams.  Then, because lashings of gold simply aren't enough, they throw diamonds at it too.

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Element Case Joule iPad Stand Review

Element Case Joule iPad Stand Review

It's been said that Apple accessories are a licence to print money, and with Element CASE's Joule iPad Stand coming in at $129 it looks like a pretty good example of that. Can a way to prop up your iPad - even if it's indecently sleek and nicely machined - really be worth a quarter of the cost of an iPad itself? Check out the SlashGear review after the cut.

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DaVinci Audio Labs UniSon MK II turntable: heavy build, heavy price

DaVinci Audio Labs UniSon MK II turntable: heavy build, heavy price

Still listening to vinyl?  Got some spare cash lying around, or a credit card you don't mind maxing out?  Have some suitably reinforced shelves?  Then head on over to DaVinci Audio Labs, whose new UniSon MK II turntable promises to scythe out noise or vibration from your audio pleasure, separating the motor and its control unit from the platter, and coming in at a massive 160lbs.

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Samsung Zipel WiFi refrigerator packs DLNA streaming & Google Calendar

Samsung Zipel WiFi refrigerator packs DLNA streaming & Google Calendar

Think back to January and you might recall Samsung clearing WiFi certification with a refrigerator bearing a built-in digital photo frame.  Snap forward to today, and witness the awesome white-goods power of the Samsung Zipel SRT746AWTN, a double-door fridge with an integrated 10-inch touchscreen.

With that touchscreen - and the Zipel's WiFi b/g support - you can browse the internet, stream media via DLNA, take notes and even pull up nutritional information for more than 500 different types of food.  It'll also show Google Calendar entries and weather reports, again with internet updates, as well as news alerts and other articles.  Slap in a memory card (no telling what type) or hook up some sort of wireless storage and the Samsung Zipel can show a slideshow of your favorite photos, which is frankly much better than sticking on rubbish painted pasta pictures that your offspring comes home with and expects you to fawn over.

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Leica MP Golden Camera dumps taste in honor of China

Leica MP Golden Camera dumps taste in honor of China

It's not often we get a tip suggesting "you may want to share this ugly camera with SlashGear readers", but having looked at Leica's MP Golden Camera Limited Edition [pdf link] we do reckon you should be warned.  Created to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China, the gaudy Leica is lavishly coated with 24-carat gold and swaddled in Leica Red Box Calf leather; only sixty of them will be produced.

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Sunseeker add Caterham garage to Predator 108 yacht

Sunseeker add Caterham garage to Predator 108 yacht

Luxury boat buyers have long had the option to make their vessel into the sea-going equivalent of a Russian nesting doll, with room for various launches, jet-skis, mini-subs and other water-loving accessories.  Less common is a garage for a car, but that's just what Sunseeker International have done to distinguish their Predator 108 Special Edition; they've partnered with sportscar manufacturer Caterham Cars to add some land-going transport where usual you'd find a boat.

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Nokia 6700 Classic Gold Edition: what recession?

Nokia 6700 Classic Gold Edition: what recession?

Someone at Nokia obviously reckons we need an injection of glamour into our lives, Dynasty-style, since the Nokia 6700 Classic Gold Edition is almost painfully glitzy.  Basically the standard 6700 Classic with a coating of 18-carat gold, Nokia have also loaded on some matching wallpapers, slotted in a complementary 8GB microSD and thrown a natural leather carrying case and strap into the box.

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