Friday, May 26, 2006

Expensive Technology Gadgets

A rundown of 5 extraordinarily expensive and over the top technology gadgets, from $4,000 iPod speakers to a $24,000 gaming PC.

1. LG 71-inch plasma TV

The 71-inch LG MW-71PY10 plasma TV should satisfy your big-screen desires nicely. This thing is a behemoth, so you'll need a gigantic wall and a couple of hired goons to install it, but once it's up on your wall you'll feel like you're sitting in a movie theater. Come to think of it, you'll need a room about as big as a movie theater to put it in, but if you can afford a $70,000 TV, that's likely not a problem.

2. Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 5 speakers

No matter how good big, rectangular speakers sound, they definitely do not have style. For a pair of great-sounding speakers that also scream chic, cast your eyes on these Bang & Olufsen babies, the BeoLab 5.

A pair of BeoLab 5's will set you back about $16,000.

3. Voodoo Elemental Omen PC

Featuring two 512-MB ATI Radeon X1900XTX graphics cards, 4 gigs of RAM, and 2 terabytes of hard-drive space spread across four 500-GB drives, this thing screams "overkill." But don't forget a monitor: the Omen comes with a 46-inch Samsung "gaming LCD," but let's be honest, at 46 inches it's not a monitor — it's a big-screen TV

Vodoo Elemental Omen PC which has a gold case will cost around $24,000

4.Triode-tube iPod speakers

The Triode-tube iPod speakers will set you back a cool $4,000, enough for you to buy ten 60-GB video iPods. What makes this speaker set worth so much? Vacuum tubes. Tube amplifiers are loved by audiophiles everywhere for their warm, organic sound, and these speakers claim to "soften" the digital distortion you sometimes hear with compressed music formats like MP3 and AAC

5. Kaleidescape movie server

If you're sick of all the clutter from your huge DVD collection, maybe it's time to convert all those discs to nice, space-saving digital form. The Kaleidescape system, starting at about $27,000, is a multimedia server that stores all of your movies (music too!)


Anonymous Plasma hire said...

Always been a dream to own one. In fact, I already had one installed at my new home. With the entertainment system, I can now enjoy music all throughout my home rather than one central location.

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