A brand new HTC One with a seriously limited edition casing

Luxury goods maker Goldgenie has made a name for itself by gold-plating all kinds of items, including a few phones along the way, and its latest item up for sale is a 24ct. gold HTC One. Coming in at the completely unnecessary price of £1895 ($2919), this is the same HTC One you know and love that has been gold-plated from head to toe in a rather stunning fashion. If you want to show off to your friends even more, Goldgenie also offers a Rose Gold-plated version and Platinum-plated version for £1995 ($3073) and £2095 ($3227), respectively.

Beyond the pretentiousness of the device, you'll also get a very nice cherry oak box with what looks to be a full array of the OEM accessories for your $3000 purchase. What a nice touch. We don't expect anyone reading this to be buying one (the order page hilariously has a "quantity" box you can fill in), but it's fun to take a look -- you can see a few more details at the source link below.

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Money to burn? Buy this gold-plated HTC One for $2,900


+1...A lady I work with bought a S4 the other day because she is on Verizon and couldn't get a One. I'm being completely honest when I say the interface and even the touch screen feels clunky compared to my One. She admits she is disappointed when she uses my phone and has to go back to hers.

...and the "annoying fanboys" are heard from, proving my point.

It was just a joke. I have a Nexus 4 and have nothing against the One, except the attitude of those that defend it.

I was gonna say something like 'let me know when they have the S4' but they are already sold out of them.

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I got a "rim treatment" the other day in a massage parlor and I had to pay a pretty penny for it.

Actually considering the price of Vertu phones and considering how bad they really are, I think this would be a pretty hot phone for some rich people out there 3 grand spare change. Considering the rest of us broke people are finding $600 for the regular version, that actually is not that expensive for great tech and a bit of showoff premium casing.

It doesn't look bad, though for that price the phone should be solid gold--not gold plated. It doesn't cost much to do gold plating--Kmart jewelry has plenty of gold plating on it.

$2900?..........ppfffttttt hahahahaha!!! Why so I can enjoy it for the next 5 months that its relevant?

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Not by much. It's only plated, not made of solid gold or platinum. If it were solid, it would be a) crazy heavy and b) way more than $2900.

The One is a nice phone, but this is a tacky waste of money. Maybe it will impress your shallow friends, but, to everyone else, it just screams that you're a pompous jerk with more dollars than sense.

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And the One IS beautiful, this just cheapened it.
People's priorities are really screwed up these days...

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After reading your description Crackberry Kevin put in his order for one. Of course, he had to wait until a female was around to watch him do it.

No thanks, I'll buy something more community friendly with no locked bootloader and easy to root, GPL compliant and frequent updates like the Find 5.

Yes. HTC is gold-plating the phones themselves. And yes, HTC is falling behind even further with the newly found success of the HTC One.
Yes, yes I couldn't agree more with you.

I'd easily get one if it was Google Edition running stock. This way its just not worth 3k ;)

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Do they have to disassemble it to gold plate it? That alone is probably half the cost.

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It comes with an app that makes the sound of a gold brick being set down every time you set it down.

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Made from the gold sold in Cyprus' firesale.

Too bad it's just plated, you'll have rubbed through it before too long.