10 tech gifts for the stinking rich
Does the word "budget" hold no meaning to you? Then have a look at these seriously awesome (and expensive) gifts
By Alex Castle | Network World US | Published: 11:30, 12 December 2012
Around this time of year, everyone rolls out gift guides - suggestions for what to buy for the special, computer-loving people in your life. But we think that such guides sorely underserve one crucial but oft-ignored demographic: the filthy, stinking rich.
To remedy this pattern of neglect, we’ve put together the ultimate gift guide for recipients for whom the word “budget” holds no meaning: Here are 10 pieces of PC paraphernalia with price tags that push the boundaries of rational expense. We’re not talking about cheesy solid-gold mice and diamond-encrusted cell phone cases that nobody actually buys, either. The products on our list are legitimately awesome (though not exactly great bargains).
Cyborg R.A.T. 9
Plenty of companies will happily sell you a garish gold-plated, gem-encrusted hockey puck of a mouse with bad ergonomics and few special features for thousands of dollars. But junk like that is what gives conspicuous consumption a bad name. So instead, choose the wireless R.A.T. 9—the most customizable high-end gaming mouse on the market. It might not drip with nouveau riche bling, but the R.A.T. 9 is one of the finer things you can add to a PC gamer's life.