Russian luxury brand Caviar just launched the iPhone X Tesla, a solar-powered version of Apple’s flagship device. Parts are gilded in gold, and the whole deal costs 284,000 ₽ ($4600) for a 64GB version.
It’s a device any Russian oligarch would be proud to own.
Caviar’s business is over-the-top devices. It’s the same company offering the Putin Ultimatum, an iPhone X with the Russian President’s face in gold, along with a cruise missile.
A tale of two Teslas
Nikola Tesla was a pioneer in research into electricity. But it’s someone more modern that Caviar is really saluting with the iPhone X Tesla. “The development in the sphere of creating solar batteries, smart homes, equipped with such batteries and vehicles working on the electricity, is actively carried out by Elon Musk today – the main mastermind of the Tesla Company; in honor of his great innovative developments, the new Caviar phone was named.”
A product video from the company salutes Tesla, Musk, and Steve Jobs:
iPhone X Tesla technical details
Naturally, Caviar isn’t making its own iPhone X. The Tesla is a limited-edition case for Apple’s smartphone.
The back of the case has the product’s name embossed in electroplated gold. Most of the rest of the back is taken up by the solar panel.
The company doesn’t say how quickly this solar panel can charge the iPhone. Caviar promises the panel is shock proof.
Also unclear is whether the Lightning port is accessible when the handset is in Tesla case.
The Caviar iPhone X Tesla can be ordered now on the company’s website. The 64 GB version is 284,000 ₽ ($4600), as mentioned. A 256 GB one is 299,000 ₽ ($4850).