These 24kt Gold iPad Minis Will Only Set You Back A Few Grand

These 24kt Gold iPad Minis Will Only Set You Back A Few Grand

The iPad mini is the cheapest tablet Apple’s ever made. At $329 we think it’s an alright deal even though it needs a Retina display. But if you’re put off by the cheap price tag and demand something a bit more¬†extravagant, you can always dip your iPad mini in 24kt gold.

Gold & Co. have plated the iPad mini in both gold and rose gold and will probably sell a limited number of the blinged out iPad minis to any dufus who wants their iPad mini to scream “1%.”

When the iPhone 5 launched in September, Gold & Co. created  a limited number of iPhone 5 versions in both gold and rose gold. The price tag on those units was $5,000, so we imagine the iPad mini and its larger surface area will fetch a much hire price.

There’s no word yet on how many gold iPad minis have been created, but if you’re interested in picking one up, you’ll probably have to head to India, Moscow, Hong Kong, Dubai, or Qatar, which is where Gold & Co. pushes most of their wares.

These 24kt Gold iPad Minis Will Only Set You Back A Few Grand

  • bdavis_brandon

    Why on earth would anyone buy (need) one one of those. Seems very unproductive. (And a waste of money.)

  • Brandon M

    Why?

  • Tao Jones

    as a jeweler i can assure you the surface area has little to do with the price . the typical thickness of a plating is a few thousandths of an inch . as expensive as gold is there is way less than a gram in the phone

    it is a sucker deal or something for guys like mitt Romney to whom 5000 dollars is about 2 hours interest on his cash pile

  • technochick

    Why?

    It goes nicely with your copy of the I am Rich app

  • SupaMac

    Why?

    because you can.

  • Buster

    @Tao hmm, that’s interesting. So is the process of plating it more expensive than the actual gold?

  • joewaylo

    Why on earth would anyone buy (need) one one of those. Seems very unproductive. (And a waste of money.)

    Because only the 1% are nuts enough to pay $5Gs. I’d rather melt a gold bar from Fort Knox and pour it over the iPad.

  • CharilaosMulder
    Why?

    It goes nicely with your copy of the I am Rich app

    And if you’re not one of the lucky 8 people who got it, there’s always I Am Rich light edition for 10 bucks or something.

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