Apple has brought a revolution in the tablet market with the iPad. Though the brand is known for its minimalist design, there exists an altogether different need for the elite to stand-out from the crowd. We have seen the blinged gadgets craze go further with the customized iPad versions made out of precious metals and encrusted with diamonds and crystals. Recently, Mariah Carey was spotted with her rhinestone-encrusted iPad that was a gift to her, with her initial “M” inscribed in butterfly style. And, the other rich celebrities who love to flaunt their designer gadgets include Karl Lagerfeld and Lady Gaga, who were spotted with a white gold ipad. So, for all those Apple lovers who can afford to splurge on a designer iPad, here is the list of world’s most expensive iPads.
For all the bling lovers, an Apple iPad has been customized by Camael Diamonds. The iPad is festooned with 300 carats of wonderful diamonds and is crafted with 18-carat gold. Along with the sparkling white diamonds, the company has also ornamented the piece with the rare black diamonds on the home button and the Apple logo on the back. Apart from the blingy version, the company also customizes the iPad in solid gold to suit your individual preference. Every unit comes with individual certification which guarantees to present you the unit in a beautiful box.
This was the first iPad that was customized using the diamonds for the riches. Ever since the luxury lovers were waiting for this version and the honors were done by the Mervis Diamond Importers. The blingy version comprises of 11.43 carats of diamonds which have been hand set in a micro-pave styling on the frame of the screen. Graded as G/H in color and VS2/SI1 in clarity, the diamonds are pure and authentic. This is available at $19,999 price tag.
3. Crystograph’s iPad2
Not only iPad but iPad2 is also in the race of getting a new blingy look as Crystograph rolled out this new edition of iPad2 in gold studded with 10,000 crystals. The version looks breathtaking with five unique shades of gold – silver shade, golden shadow, light Colorado topaz and jet hematite, the customers can choose and customize their favorite ones.
London based firm Gold & Co. has customized Apple iPad2 in glittering 24-carat gold. This stunning impeccable piece was launched at the Dubai Women’s Exhibition in Jumeirah and retails at $5,500. Other than iPad2, the company has also customized the first version iPad, iPhone and the iPod in gilded version.
5. Goldgenie’s iPad 2
Price: $ 2,705
This is a limited edition iPad 2 for the rich Apple owners. The gadget is made of 24ct. gold and has a luxurious mirror finish at the back. It comes with authenticity certificate signed by James Caan and Laban Roomes stating that all materials used are genuine.
6. Vavagold’s Platinum iPad
Price: $ 2382.75
So, if you want to get over with glittering gold and sparkling diamonds then here is some classy one for you. iPad in platinum, yes created by Vavagold, this is a limited edition 64GB WiFi & 3G piece. Platinum is laid to each piece of the iPad and protected in a scratch resistant clear resin. Genuine Platinum has been used in this and comes with a certificate of authenticity stating that all materials used are genuine.
Gresso stands-out with its luxurious wooden iPad, that is precious in every sens, including the use of 18k gold in the Apple logo. The iPad is made of 200 year old African Blackwood, which is said to be the world’s most valuable tree. Although there is no word on pricing, it will to be filthy expensive.
The next in the list is the blinged version of Crystalroc’s apple iPad that is festooned with 6000 individual Swarovski crystals and looks absolutely stunning. The Swarovski crystals iPad seems to sell like a hot cake, specially amongst the celebrities who like to flaunt it out, one of those includes Stefano Gabbana, co-founder of Dolce and Gabbana.
Apple popularized "white" as the color of elegance. Probably that is the reason Ayano Kimura, chief designer of Bling My Thing, designed a white Apple iPad that was customized with blingy Swarovski crystals. The series is known as ESCAPE. With the choice of four colors namely Crystal Mix, Pink Mix (contains Light Rose, Rose and Fuchsi), Energy Mix (contains Light Topaz, Light Siam and Sun) and Blue Mix (contains Aquamarine, Capri Blue and Dark Indigo), the case is coated with a special anti-scratch layer on which Swarovski elements are carefully embedded into holes by skilled BMT craftsmen.10. Computer Choppers’s iPad2
Computer Choppers is well known for its range of designer gadgets, including the array of iPad and iPad 2 it has created. The brand stood out for its white gold iPad 2 owned by none other than Karl Lagerfeld. Lady Gaga also posed for the white gold iPad 2 on a talk show with the famous designer. The latest customized version from Computer Choppers is a stunning candy pink iPad2 that is certainly any woman’s choice. Thie pink iPad 2 version is the first of its kind ever made, and it adorns 288 white VS diamonds in the logo on solid 14-carat Gold. Other than this candy pink version, the company has a collection of luxury iPad and iPad 2 available in finishes like triple chrome, copper, black chrome, 24kt gold, white gold, rose gold or platinum to choose from .