Are you willing to spend thousands of pounds on amazingly cool pieces of tech? No, us neither, but sometimes you need to ask yourself – what if? We at The Metropolist like to dream big, and so we present you with the coolest wallet destroying tech and gadgets that we could find. Get ready to drool at the tech, wince at the price point and feel aroused all at once… well, depending on how weird you are, obviously.
5. Sony 65′ S90 4K TV: £3,899
Like the rest of the human race, we’re a big fan of watching and playing things – and what better way to do so then on an outrageously expensive TV. While HD TVs are a pretty common part of any western household, the jaw dropping picture quality of a 4K screen is the future of the living room. Sony’s S90 series offers incredible picture quality on a huge 65 inch curved screen. We don’t know about you but that’s a prospect more tantalising then eating butter off of Katy Perry. What? This TV is sexy… stop looking at us like that.
4. DJI Inspire 1: £2,380
Reading the name and seeing the picture, you would be forgiven for thinking that this is some form of techno spewing, beat dropping robo-copter. Sadly, that isn’t the case – but don’t worry, the DJI Inspire 1 is actually cooler than that . Functioning as a remote control flying camera, this wonderful gadget can fly over 4km in the air while shooting footage at an eye watering 4K resolution at 30 frames per second. Still not sold? The Inspire also has rotor-bearing arms which pivot and fold to make legs, turning it into a badass robotic spy spider. For you film directors that don’t want to manually shoot each frame, you can set a route on your tablet and the Inspire will dutifully obey. How awesome is that?
If your standards are ludicrously high and you somehow still need convincing, then you’ll be pleased to hear that the camera can be swapped out with whatever you please. We’re thinking a high powered egg canon personally. If a flying robotic spider with a mountable egg canon doesn’t sell this to you, then nothing will.
3. MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Smart Watch: £160,000
Yes, this is actually a watch. The latest ludicrously expensive smart watch from MB&F, is a thing of futuristic beauty. Looking like the love child of AR2-D2 and The Terminator this visually stunning and completely confusing time piece certainly makes an impression. If you’re like us, your first thought will be ‘how do I actually tell the time with it?’. The Space Pirate has five “dial” features: two sapphire domes holding the hour and minute indicators, two spheres containing the turbines for the winding rotor, and the piece de la resistance, a central mega sphere which encases the flying touribllon – complete with of course, a retractable UV shield.
Nerdy watch specs aside, this smart watch is a thing of beauty – and is a must have for eccentric billionaires and sci-fi action heroes everywhere.
2.MartinLogan Neolith: £50,000
No, that price is not a typo. These excruiatingly expensive, towering behemoths are 1.8 meters tall, transparent and deliver a sonic level of clarity simply unheard of before. What makes these speakers special? Well, they are electrostatic, meaning that they deliver the finest quality sound, exposing hidden details in every song. Electrostatic speakers aren’t exactly known for producing great bass however, but luckily for whoever is shelling out 50k, these audio titans come with a sub at the base of each speaker. We ignored our base instincts there and (mostly) resisted a poor pun about bass – we wouldn’t want to deliver anything sub par.
If you want to hear an unparalleled level of sonic clarity and don’tt mind shelling out a Ferrari sized price, then these are sheer audio heaven.
1. A personal submarine: £1,000,000
While we are a big fan of TVs, smart watches, spider robots and majestic speakers – nothing really compares to having your own personal submarine. This beauty is completely transparent, allowing up to three people six hours of underwater exploration. The price includes ‘complimentary’ training, and allows you and a buddy or two to explore the bottom of the ocean at a speed of up to three knots. Its times like these when we at The Metropolist long to be millionaires. If you’re reading this Santa/Alan Sugar, we we’ve been really, really good this year – make a few journalists underwater dreams come true.