It boggles the mind there are companies out there willing to vandalize a product with excessive aesthetic additions—products that are available across the world—and then charge more for them. No function is being added, and oftentimes the devices themselves look worse than they did beforehand, like they were sent to a knockoff mall kiosk. But Goldgenie has created a hilariously expensive iPhone 5 that’s caked in 18-carat gold and 364 certified diamonds. You know, for the one percenters who want more than the middle-class black or white color options.
The Superstar ICE iPhone 5—even the names are atrocious—is being offered for over $100,000. At least it doesn’t come with a contract. If daddy isn’t willing to throw down six figures for your Sweet Sixteen, there’s also a cheaper model for $75,000, though it’s not diamond encrusted. Before you buy, just be sure you aren’t prone to losing your phone. And never use it out in public, ever.
Goldgenie calls its creation, “A true work of art,” but I’d have to respectfully disagree, especially since it really just looks like a weird snakeskin case that will probably chip off after time. A Sapphire version is being planned, too, just in case your delicate fingers can’t quite handle the icky gold. Each device comes with a cherry oak finished box and the typical Apple box contents, including earpods and cable.