Luxury Guide to a Digital Lifestyle

So you’re a high roller eh? Have plenty of cash to spend and want cutting-edge technology wherever you go? We totally understand your situation and are here to make your life a little easier.Showcased below are some of the most popular gadgets money can buy. Whether it’s a computer for business, an audio player for entertainment, or an all-in-one communication device, they all share thecommon trait of being a hot-ticket everyone wants to have. So get your American Express card ready and keep your wallet handy – you’ve got some money you’ll be burning very soon.  Home Computing     Apple MacProApple Mac Pro ( Base Price: $2499Configured Price: $8905   About: Apple recently completed their switch to Intel processors with their new Mac Pro computer. The base configuration is by allmeans a decent, powerful machine. But to really make this baby shine, you need it tricked out. After adding some welcome features such as 1 Terabyte of internal storage, dual Superdrives, a30″ Apple LCD display, and boosting the CPUs to 3.0GHz, you won’t be made fun of anymore for having an outdated computer. In addition to being able to run OS X and Windows, this behemoth of a machinewill handle any task you throw at it and then some. Heck, the only thing it can’t do is your laundry. Watch our Apple MacProvideo tour; Compare prices   Portable Communication     T-Mobile SideKick 3T-Mobile Sidekick 3 ( MSRP: $349   About: Forget the Blackberry. It’s in the past for now. If you want to be seen talking to someone, the must-have item right now is theSidekick 3. Offered by T-Mobile, the 3rd edition of their popular Sidekick device packs an improved camera, Bluetooth, an MP3 player, additional storage via miniSD cards, and a removablebattery. The sleek design will also take away the “toyish” feel the previous Sidekicks had. Did we mention you can also make phone calls, send texts / e-mails, and IM your friends (and foes) all witha beautifully designed QWERTY-style keypad? Get the Sidekick 3 and leave the Blackberry at your work desk. Read our review     Keeping Healthy     Adidas 1Adidas 1 Running Shoe ( MSRP: $250  About: To quote the infamous Run DMC: “My Adidas walk through concert doors and roam all over coliseum floors.” Everyone loves a cool pair of shoes, but who can brag abouttheir Adidas having a 20MHz processor in the heel to help adjust the shoes for different types of terrain? You can. For a mere $250, you can enjoy walking or running in a pair of Adidas 1s. This shoefeatures controllable and automatic adjustments to the amount of cushioning offered to the user. Though it may seem a little outlandish to spend so much on these shoes, don’t tell us you didn’t begyour mother for a pair of Jordans back in the day.     Mobile Computing     Asus VX1Asus-Lamborghini VX1 Laptop ( Base Price: $2799   About: Nothing screams wealth like the distinguished logoof Lamborghini. Known for supercars like the Diablo and Murcielago, this laptop holds true to the company and even comes in that bright yellow that seems to stall people like a deer in headlights. Ifyou’re ready to drop almost 3 grand on a laptop without blinking, this is the must-have computer for you. You’ll get a 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo CPU with Centrino Mobile Technology, 2GB of RAM, abeautiful 15″ SXGA LCD display, and a 512MB Nvidia GeForce Go7400 VX graphics card along with a dual-layer DVD burner, 4-in-1 card reader, and a fashionable case. Though most geeks could argue thatyou’re overpaying for the specs of this machine, it’s not about specs – they’re nice and powerful, but this is a showcase of your love for expensive taste. Why else would you be buying a laptop thatwas designed by Lamborghini? Enjoy being grandiose for a change whether it be yellow or in black.       Flashy Talking     Vertus Signature 2006 Vertu Signature 2006 Phone ( Base Price: About $6000 Fully Configured: Up to $60,000   About: Talk about expensive. Let’s getsomething straight right off the bat here, ok? Vertu makes cell-phones. They work in over 175 countries and usually come with tons of precious metals such as gold and platinum and are hand made.Ironically you won’t find a ton of features on this phone compared to say a Nokia N93, but the sheer flash-factor of having such a phone is more powerful than3D games and a 3-megapixel camera. It looks great, works great as a phone, and the simplicity in both design and UI are what allow most owners to appreciate this phone from Vertu.    Getting Wet     Sea Doo 2006 GTX LimitedSea Doo 2006 GTX Limited Jet Ski ( $13,299   About: Forget driving your car. It’s overrated anyway. If you want to have some fun and excitement that will never get old, try out the 2006 GTXLimited Jet Ski from Sea Doo. This bad boy has 215-HP and is supercharged. That’s right – supercharged with an intercooler. The GTX Limited comes with handy features as well such as acooler, cellphone case, GPS by Garmin, and other great items that come standard. It doesn’t get any more awesome than a top-of-the-line Jet Ski unless Eddie Van Halen is riding one with you whileplaying “Eruption”. If this model is too fast for you, Sea Doo also offers less-powerful models with equally outstanding features and options.     Because somewhere inside you,there’s still a child     Sony Playstation 3Sony Playstation 3 ( MSRP: $499 and$599   About: Many people are arguing that the PS3 is going to be a big flop and isn’t going to be as great as it seems. Those people are wrong. The PS3 comes in a $499 and $599version. Go for the $599 version because the features it includes are worth the extra C-Note. HDMI out, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, a 60GB hard drive, Bluetooth wireless controllers, a multi-card reader, and aBlu-Ray drive. The Blu-Ray drive alone is worth it for being able to watch movies at 1080p resolution on your flat-screen, but the games coming out will also be great. Plus, look at the Playstationand PS2 over the years. Solid games, great libraries of titles, and classic franchises like Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy – all of which will work with the PS3 because it featuresbackwards compatibility. Your gaming issues will be resolved once it’s released in late 2006.     Speakers     Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 4Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 4 Speakers ( MSRP: $1500   About: What you choose for your home-theater, music system, or audio setup is up to youand your personal tastes. Since there are millions of possible configurations for one’s audio pleasures, we can’t obviously tell you what to buy in terms of components. However we can recommend toyou an excellent set of speakers guaranteed to make your audio experience sexier and much more enjoyable. The BeoLab 4 speakers from Bang & Olufsen are what you’d expect from such a high-endaudio company. They come in black, pyramid-esque shapes that will surely garner attention at your next gathering. They’re also easy to hook up to any laptop, computer, digital audio player, or hometheater system and will blow you away with crisp sound and a $1500 price tag.       Music on the Go     Apple iPod 60GBApple 80GB iPod in Black ( $399   About: If you have to have a digital music player today, it has to be an iPod. Apple’s latest version of the popular music player contains a huge80GB hard drive (not in terms of physical size however) and a simple, but beautiful interface for selecting your music. This new model can also do video playback, photo viewing, and holds notes aswell. Even if you’re an audiophile, you can flash the iPod with 3rd-party firmware to allow playback of lossless formats such as FLAC. We chose to get ours in black because we’re into alot of metal, but if Tony Bennett is your thing, than go with the classic white design. Read our Apple iPod 60GB review; Compare prices     Capturing Moments     Canon Digital Rebel Xti EOSCanon Digital Rebel Xti EOS Digital SLR Camera ( MSRP: $899   About: Perhaps you’re an aficionado of great photography and want to dabble in taking beautifulphotographs of both your family and scenery without getting too deep into the art itself. Enter Canon’s infamous Digital Rebel camera. The latest Xti model is one of the best Digital SLR cameras on the market today for both amateurs and professionals.Features include a 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor with DIGIC II image processing, multiple shooting modes, a 2.5-LCD with a great UI, and a self-cleaning sensor. That’s right, this camera will evenvibrate to shake dust and other particles off its lens so you don’t have to clean it as frequently. How nice. Just make sure you pick up a 2GB or three so you can have plenty of room to save yourwork. You can also use PictBridge technology to print directly from the camera or transfer your photos via USB 2.0 to your computer. Compare prices     Cutting Edge     Swiss Army SwissMemory Victorinox Swiss Army SwissMemory 1GB ( MSRP: $99   About: Growing up, you weren’t cool unless you had a Swiss Army knife in your teens. That rulestill applies today mind you. The Victorinox Swiss Army Knife is a staple of every cool guy’s pocket. They’re extremely useful, feature multiple tools used frequently like a knife and screwdriver,and this one even has USB storage capabilities. The 1GB model is only $99 and also comes in airplane-safe versions for those of you who travel frequently. Don’t let your gadget and gizmo collectionremain incomplete without one of these. Compare prices      

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