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    Vertu, Makers of Ridiculously Blinged Out Phones, Has Closed Down

    Where is the world going to get its $10,000+ phones now? Vertu, which incredibly started off as a Nokia experiment, has reached the end of its long, strange road. After a tumultuous 2017, the luxury phone maker has closed down and is liquidating assets in the face of debts totaling over £100 million, with 200 jobs […]

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    Bang & Olufsen’s Latest Speaker System is Literally a Honeycomb of Sound

    Boutique audio company Bang & Olufsen has long emphasized premium design as much as premium sound, so it’s no wonder that their wireless speaker system doesn’t go the traditional route. Instead of scattering their new BeoSound Shape units around the room, they can be placed on the wall to create a beautiful honeycomb pattern — B&O’s […]

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    The Wrensilva Loft is a Gorgeous Record Console That Doubles as Furniture

    We fell in love with Wrensilva’s original record consoles last year, but they were pretty big and pretty pricey. Fortunately, the Salyers have been hard at work in San Diego designing something a little more lightweight for the space-deprived among us. The result is the Wrensilva Loft, a scaled down system with more modern conveniences. […]

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    Crown Jewel Headphones Are Fit for a Queen

    Want headphones that have been given the royal treatment? It’s not going to be easy. Lit Headphones have been on fire for a year now, selling out of their lavishly handmade crown headphones on the regular. These headphones are no pretenders to the throne, either — depending on the model, the earcups and headband can be […]

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    Burberry and Bowers & Wilkins Team up for Swanky Gold Edition T7 Wireless Speaker

    2016 is, among other things, the year of designer fashion/high-priced audio collaborations. First we got Coach editions of Harman Kardon’s Soho Wireless Headphones and Esquire Mini Bluetooth Speaker (in glorious leopard print), and now we’re getting this stunning Burberry edition Bowers & Wilkins T7 wireless speaker. Unlike Harman Kardon’s stuff, though, this collaboration is all […]

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    This Stunning Record Console Comes with Whiskey Glasses

    When you come at the retro market, you have to bring your A game. Sometimes, that means adding in details that have nothing to do with what you’re actually making. So it goes with the Luno EGB2, a vinyl record console so dedicated to the ’50s and ’60s that it comes with a set of […]

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    HP Spectre 13 is the World’s Thinnest Laptop, and There’s an Actual 18k Gold and Diamond Version

    If nothing else, HP is making interesting moves this year. At MWC they unveiled the work-friendly, incredibly flexible Elite X3 smartphone, and now they’re introducing a luxury laptop that boasts top-of-the-line specs and the thinnest chassis of any laptop on the market. Oh, and it’s not as expensive as you’d think, either — unless you’re […]

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    Volvo Has Made the Most Luxurious Baby Car Seat Ever

    Ever since Volvo Cars was purchased by the China-owned Zhejiang Geely group from Ford, they’ve put a much heavier emphasis on luxury. That emphasis was on full display when they announced the XC90 Excellence luxury SUV last year, a vehicle built for chauffeurs. It was a treat for anyone in the backseat (which only has […]

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    HP and Titan Launch JUXT, a Fancy New Luxury Smartwatch, in India

    HP is introducing an intriguing new wearable this week in partnership with luxury watchmaker Titan. JUXT takes the minimalist approach to smartwatch functionality, using just a small rectangular OLED display over a traditional analog watch face to display notifications and reminders. The result is a luxury watch that keeps its smarts under wraps, making it […]

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    LaCie Chromé Could Be Their Most Luxurious Hard Drive Ever

    It’s pretty hard to make storage interesting when the bulk of people probably make their purchasing decisions based on whatever happens to be on sale at the time, but Seagate always manages to spice things up come CES time. Their LaCie brand has a long history of storage drives-as-art, and this year is no different. […]

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    Misfit BaubleBar is the Gaudiest Activity Tracker Ever

    As opposed to smartwatches, we don’t usually expect our fitness trackers to be this fashionable, but we’re not complaining. Misfit has partnered up with BaubleBar to create some jewelry-like lockets for bracelets and necklaces bearing the Misfit Flash, and the only thing we’re liking more than the looks is the name of the new line. […]

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    Couture Smart Jewelry Buzzes When You Get Notifications

    For us, the key to a good wearable has always been design. If it isn’t something we want to be seen wearing in public, it’s not something we’re likely to buy into, no matter how sophisticated it might be. Apple gets around this to an extent with their special luxury status — the Apple Watch […]

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    HP’s BANG & OLUFSEN Limited Edition Laptop Screams Luxurious

    The Windows 10 launch is just a little over two weeks away, but HP isn’t quite ready for a refresh of their business-oriented EliteBook Folio 1020 notebook. That said, they will be shipping out those notebooks with Windows 10 instead of Windows 8.1 come July 29, and HP figured they’d spice things up while they […]

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    Beats Gets Luxurious with x MCM Collection

    Beats is a luxury electronics brand — if that wasn’t true before they got bought out by Apple, it certainly is now. Luxury recognizes luxury, with plenty of special edition Beats headphones and speakers coming out of high-profile collaborations, like one with Fendi. We’re adding another today with the new Beats x MCM collection, which […]