18 carat gold iPod shuffle - for those that have too much money

Why is it that people feel the need to have everything dipped in gold or covered in diamonds? Most of the time it actually ends up looking worse than the original, yet people simply must have them. The newest gadget to get the golden touch is the iPod shuffle.

A company called Xexoo is offering an iPod shuffle that has been made out of 18 carat gold. Though it will only set you back $10,000. Chump change, right? Don't worry, though they currently don't offer a diamond option, they will soon be offering an upgrade that includes your favorite sparkling rocks.

Looking past the fact that it's completely ridiculous to pay 10 grand for a gadget made out of gold, something is really bothering me about this one. If you're going to drop that kind of cash on a gadget, why not get an actual iPod instead of the pint-sized shuffle?

IPod Shuffle Dipped in Real 18 Carat Gold [via bornrich]