8 Signs a Geek Has Too Much Money


1. Leatherman Del Rey

Custom-made to order, the Leatherman Del Rey 25th Anniversary multitool is crafted by artist Adrian Pallarols and boasts handles made of 18K gold from the Andes. $40,000 · leatherman.com

2. Chrome-Plated PC

Our dual–Core 2 Extreme Dream Machine 2008 isn’t anything to boast about these days, but its custom chrome-plating remains the height of decadence. $5,000 - $10,000 · computer-choppers.com

3. Sharp LB-1085 LCD

You’re looking at 108 inches of 1080p goodness. It comes with three HDMI ports, two component ports, and a single DVI input, so you can peel your eyelids back with multiple HD devices. It weighs 430 pounds, but if you’re buying this, you’re not lugging your own hardware. $150,000 · sharp-world.com

4. Transmission Audio Ultimate Speaker Systems

Imagine if you will, six seven-foot-high panels loaded with supertweeter ribbons and subwoofers bundled together with six 500-watt dual-mono amplifiers and a preamp. If your friends object to the price, you can jack up the volume and blow them out the nearest window. $2,000,000/set · transmissionaudio.com

5. Xten Pininfarina Office Chair

Made by the renowned team that dresses Ferrari interiors, the Pininfarina Xten is maximized for comfort and durability, offering a Dynatec fabric seat and the patented Armtronic system, which adjusts to fit people of all sizes—but only the uppermost economic strata. $1,695 · xtenchair.com

6. Sony XEL-1 OLED TV

This 11-inch display is small, but it gives you the bragging rights of owning a TV based on the long-vaunted OLED technology. Organic light-emitting diodes are reported to improve contrast ratios and offer superior color quality, including absolute black levels. Couple that with a panel that’s 3mm thin, and you’ve got some big technology in a tiny package. $2,500 · sonystyle.com

7. Art Lebedev Optimus Maximus Keyboard

Every one of this board’s 113 keys is embedded with a micro OLED display capable of up to 10fps video, allowing the user to reprogram each of the keys to perform different tasks for different apps. $2,400 · artlebedev.com

8. Intelligent Design Emotion Mouse

When no luxury is too small, an artfully designed wireless laser mouse hand-crafted from grade 1 titanium and high-quality plastic resin makes sense. $1,200 · intelligent-design.nl

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