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Strand Design 166 superyacht has sportscar garage, optional bullet-proof Samurai leather

Strand Design 166 superyacht has sportscar garage, optional bullet-proof Samurai leather

You might remember Gray Design's Strand Craft 122, a sleek, curvaceous yacht which integrated a garage for a sports car to take you from the marina to your choice of restaurant. For some, though, a mere 122 feet is far too unimpressive; what they'll be wanting is the Strand Craft 166, a new superyacht that has the same handy garage but a whole lot more space on-board.

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BRABUS iBusiness gives Apple makeover to Mercedes S600

BRABUS iBusiness gives Apple makeover to Mercedes S600

Someone at BRABUS has obviously been spending a whole lot of time at the Apple store, as the German Mercedes tuners' new iBusiness package for the S600 is chock-full of the Cupertino company's kit.  As the name suggests, the BRABUS upgrade turns the S600 into a mobile office: while the chauffeur concentrates on the autobahn, the rear-seat passengers get two iPads, an iPod touch, three displays - including a 15.2-inch flip-down LCD - and a Mac mini to entertain them.

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HTC 1 concept takes Android minimal

HTC 1 concept takes Android minimal

We're suckers for a good concept design here at SlashGear, and so we're hoping HTC are paying attention to Andrew Kim.  His concept for the so-called HTC 1 is a premium Android phone that would be clearly differentiated from the company's mainstream models and better harmonize physical and software design.  To that end, he's come up with a slick slab of minimalist machined brass with a rather striking interpretation of HTC Sense.

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MB&F HM4 Thunderbolt watch makes ostentatious debut

MB&F HM4 Thunderbolt watch makes ostentatious debut

Remember the bizarre HM4 Thunderbolt teaser that high-end watch manufacturer MB&F showed us last month?  The company has come clean with the final, official product, and as wrist-watches go this is certainly unusual.  Three years in the making, the MB&F HM4 Thunderbolt is based around the indecently complex HM4 engine and has dual dials - one for the time, one a power indicator - which the company reckon adds up to relative simplicity.  Of course, when your casing resembles a crash between a jet engine and an Italian espresso machine (with a little H.R. Geiger in there for good measure) "simplicity" probably isn't the first description most people would reach for.

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Dyson Air Multiplier AM02 and AM03 bladeless fans debut

Dyson Air Multiplier AM02 and AM03 bladeless fans debut

Dyson has launched two new fans, using the same unusual blade-hidden design of the original Dyson Air Multiplier debuted back in October 2009.  The  AM01 desktop model is joined by the Dyson AM02 Tower Fan, a floor-standing unit with full-length air pushing abilities, and the Dyson AM03 Pedestal Fan, which basically takes the head unit from the AM01 and puts it on a free-standing mount.

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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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