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Gold, diamonds, T-Rex bones in luxury iPad

Reported by ninemsn staff
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The luxury iPad is made with gold, diamonds and shavings of T-Rex bone.
The luxury iPad is made with gold, diamonds and shavings of T-Rex bone.
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An English designer has unveiled the world's most expensive iPad, made with 2kg of gold, diamonds, platinum and shavings of fossilised T-Rex bone.

With a price-tag of £5 million ($7.7 million), the opulent iPad2 Gold History Edition is the brainchild of luxury gadget designer Stuart Hughes.

The front frame of the tablet is made from ammolite, a precious Canadian stone that dates back 75 million years.

Embedded into the ammolite are 65-million-year-old shavings of Tyrannosaurus Rex thighbone, which is accompanied by an 8.5 carat diamond.

The back of the iPad is made with 2kg of pure gold, with the Apple logo made with flawless diamonds.

Only two of the customised iPads will be made.

Mr Hughes is known for making garish luxury items — other designs on his site include gold-=plated laptops, diamond-encrusted liquor bottles and fish tanks made with mammoth tusks.

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