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There are only 29 pieces of this Taj Mahal-embossed gold coin available for sale.
Want one? Well, you’ll have to fork out $1,40,000 or approximately Rs. 63 lakh for one of these limited edition solid gold coins.
Why? Firstly, because the coin weighs in at over 2lb, that’s about a kilo. And prices of gold have shot through the stratosphere; just 10gm costs Rs. 20,000 right now.
Secondly, the Taj Mahal gold coin is studded with 68 hand-set Cartier diamonds. That’s a lot of bling for packed into just one kilo.
The gold coin has been produced in France for the Franklin Mint – a private American mint that manufactures limited editions collectibles including a 550gm gold-plated miniature Mercedes, where the gold costs more than $25,000 and scarily real-looking Michelle Obama dolls (unfortunately, not gold-plated!).
The Taj Mahal coin comes in a $7,000 leather case designed by French luggage designer Goyard.
The gold coin is on sale in the US.
A firm in London has designed a Bluetoothbased alarm that can tell absent-minded technology geeks when they have left their mobile phone or laptop behind. The device called Nio is soon to hit the shops. It is a keyring-sized box of tricks that emits an alarm whenever a persons device is more than a certain distance away. It uses Bluetooth technology to create an invisible wire, and whenever this wire is brokenfor example, when the user leaves the phone behindboth it and the keyring emit a shrill alarm sound. Nio is the brainchild of 34-year-old gadget whizz Ben Hounsell, director of Tenbu Technologies based in Giles Street. He says that the alarm may also make it easy to spot a potential theft.
This stand is made of cardboard which let your iPhone work as a scanner. It’s perfect for a 8.5” x 11” document and available in two versions – a simple cardboard version for $19 or a MDF version for $45. You can even give a try to make one yourself . Rejoice iPhone fans and users.
A recent news item said that a German company has launched a range of ladies swimwear, which dissolves in water in exactly 3 minutes.
It is being marketed a gift item for your ex girlfriend. The idea is to take her for a swim, in the guise of a possible patch-up or reconciliation or a revival for a friendship.
Well, whatever the reasons, the results can be extremely embarassing for the wearer and a lot of fun for the voyueristic minds.
Well, it strikes a semblance to the x-ray goggles.
The creator must be on a Playboy payroll, I think?
For those wanting to order, it is available here
Can you print or paint on water?
When visiting Japan next time, make sure to visit the shopping mall complex in Canal City, Hataka (the old name of Fukuoka), and stop by a unique water fountain called the Space Printer.
Built by the folks at Koei Acquatec it drops water to the ground from hundreds of well timed nozzles that are controlled with amazing precision by computers.
The unique feature is that, the water creates shapes like stars, moons, dolphins and Japanese characters (spelling out Canal City) during a lights show on the way down.
The fountain also has the ability to invert the display, creating a solid wall of water and removing the required droplets to form pre-set images. This is a clever innovation over your standard shoot water up in the air water fountains.
So folks and ad guys, if you want a medium for ads display, do think of this for your clients.
Very soon coming to a mall near you, in Kuwait !!!
The new Japanese invention – a floating sofa called the “Cloud Sofa”.
The soft floating part is supported by the manetic force generated by the bottom based.
Did anybody say that the dame comes free with the sofa to take you to “Cloud 9″ by working on the magnetic principle of opposite poles attracting each other?
This Japanese breakfast maker for the urban folks can make toast, cook an egg and make coffee at the same time. The cooker allows you to multitask your breakfast. All you need to do is plug in the electric cord, put the egg on the fryer on top, set the coffee kettle, put the toast in the oven and set the timer. Within 10 minutes, your breakfast will be ready to eat and serve. This simple yet very clever cooker gives you a complete breakfast, saving space, time and money.
An excellent design for a shopping website http://producten.hema.nl/
Excellent use of graphics, animation & sound. You will simple fall in love with it.
Such a nice design and can you resist the temptation to buy?
Unemployment has hit a 25-year high, the Dow is at a 12-year low, and it’s impossible to go 10 minutes without hearing the term “Great Depression.”
These are times when you need to squeeze much more than 100% of your dollar. So for all those who are looking to make any purchases online, the MSN Toolbar and its new “cashback-offer-detecting mechanism” may be just what the financial advisor ordered. This development ties into the established Live Search cashback program. Use Google, Yahoo, or Live to search for products – or even run queries through Craigslist – and according to a post on the official Live Search blog, “the toolbar will gleam an icon if there is cashback available for the item you searched for.”
Click on the shiny bit, and you’ll be taken to a page featuring the cashback offer. The idea is that you won’t miss a single opportunity to receive a discount and make you a happy customer. And at the same time, of course, Microsoft gets a little bit of space on your computer screen and earns a warm spot in your heart.