If you happen to have a wad of Franklins burning a hole in your pocket and a deep desire for a 24k gold HTC One M8 that glints in the sun and lets you play make believe as a The Sheik of Kerplakistan, then this may be the phone for you. The fine folks at Goldgenie, who previously gilded an HTC One M7 are now selling the One M8 in glittering glimmery gold too.
Available in gold, rose gold, and platinum, the Goldgenie-d HTC One M8 is just what you need to bring out your inner John Legere. The aluminum unibody has been plated in gold, while the front-facing speaker grilles look to be from the brushed metal HTC One M8. They're sold unlocked and currently on in the 16GB capacity. Because the metals are on the soft side, the phones are coated in a layer of clear coat with a lifetime replacement guarantee, though there's a clear rubber case thrown in with the cherry display box for good measure.
And you might really want to give strong consideration to using that case, if not just leaving it in the display box and not touching it. All told, the HTC One M8 from Goldgenie starts at $2560.95 for the 24ct gold version, and goes on up to $2830.95 if you opt for platinum plating. But if you're bringing your own M8 to the party, you can expect to only pay between $1332.45 and $1494.95 for the pleasure of flaunting your wealth like a teenage pop star with zero parental supervision.
So… who's going to get their HTC One M8 in gold?