It’s not enough to own a coveted piece of personal technology. It’s not enough to boast about being one of the few, early owners of a particularly long-awaited item. No, just owning the new Apple iPad is not enough to give you water-cooler-conversation swagger. Now, unless you have the new diamond-encrusted iPad, you’re just another regular Steve.
The new iPad has barely hit store shelves, and Mervis Diamond Importers have upped the “cool factor” ante. They’ve given the new iPad a ridiculous 11.43 karats of diamond mojo. The diamond-specked iPad will retail for a whopping $19,999 when it becomes available for purchase on June 1.
“This gorgeous diamond studded iPad features 11.43 carats of diamonds, hand-set in a micro-pave styling,” says the company’s website www.mervisdiamond.com. “The diamonds are graded G/H in color and VS2/SI1 in clarity. The iPad features 64 GB of memory and is 3G enabled.”
You can surf the Internet, Skype your friends and Google to your heart’s content while being blinded by the ostentatious iPad frame.
The Mervis website assures you that “Every Mervis diamond has been hand-selected by Zed Mervis, a world-class diamond buyer.” So it would appear that good ol’ Zed fancies himself an Apple fan.
So if you’re in the market for something that will make all your techno-geek, flamboyantly gaudy friends cry in to their plain old Blackberry keypads, order yourself one of these sparkly gadgets. Be warned – when you try to bring it in for warranty repairs after you’ve dropped it on the floor, it is doubtful that the pimply-faced geek at the Apple store would have any compassion on you.