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Luxury foldables: Vertu slaps leather on a Royole Flexpai 2 and sells it for $7,000

Foldable phones aren’t cheap. But the Vertu Ayxta Fold 5G is one of the priciest to date. The smartphone has a 7.8 inch AMOLED display when unfolded, or 5.5 inch and 5.4 inch front and rear screens when folded down the middle. It’s also positioned as a luxury phone with a luxury price tag: it’s […]

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Caviar will sell you an iPhone 12 Pro with the camera removed (for $5000 and up)

One of the key selling points for the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max smartphones are their top notch camera systems. But some folks don’t want a camera on their smartphones. If you value privacy and/or have the sort of job where you regularly go places where cameras are not permitted, you might be stuck […]

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Caviar Cyberphone is an expensive iPhone 11 Pro modified with a Tesla Cybertruck-inspired design

Russian luxury device and accessory maker Caviar has a habit of offering ostentatious products. But the new Caviar Cyberphone takes things to a new level — and a rather odd one at that. Here’s the idea: Take the guts of an iPhone 11 and replace the body with a new case with an angular design […]

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Oppo Find X will also come in a Lamborghini edition model

The Oppo Find X is already a distinctive phone, with nearly bezel-free design and a slide-out camera system that houses a 25MP front-facing camera with 3D face scanning support and a rear dual camera system. But if that’s not special enough for you, Oppo has announced there’s also going to be a special edition model. […]

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Vertu is auctioning off its luxury phones (but they’re still pretty pricey)

Luxyr phone maker Vertu pretty much closed up shop last month, shutting down its manufacturing facility in the UK. Now the company is auctioning off some of the remaining inventory, which means you can get a phone that’s just overpriced instead of wildly overpriced. Items up for auction include gold-plated phones, BlackBerry clones, and several […]

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You can buy this 18-carat gold mini PC… for $1 million

Swiss company Prime Computer offers a line of small, fanless desktop computers that are basically modified versions of Intel’s NUC mini PCs. Priced at 1,099 Swiss Franks ($1135) and up, they’re not exactly cheap. But now the company is offering something really special (and expensive): a computer covered in 18-carat gold. It’s a limited-edition model […]

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Luxury phone maker Vertu is going out of business (for now, at least)

Vertu has been making ridiculously expensive smartphones for almost two decades. But the company is liquidating its assets, shutting down its UK-based manufacturing arm, and laying off almost 200 people. Apparently selling smartphones for tens of thousands of dollars isn’t as solid a business model today as it was… whenever it was, I guess. The […]

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Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon is a luxury Android Wear watch for $2500 and up

Luxury smartwatches aren’t just an Apple thing. A handful of high-end watch makers have https://liliputing.com/2017/03/montblanc-summit-900ish-smartwatch-android-wear-2-0.htmlreleased watches powered by Google’s Android Wear software over the past few years, and now Louis Vuitton wants in on the action… if there is any real action in this space. But with a starting price of $2450, the company probably […]