What do you think of ‘in your face’ brand of luxury? To be frank, we are in two minds about the actual appeal of such products. Nevertheless, that will not stop us from sharing the Yubz Talk phone currently on display at CES 2009. For the wise guys, this one is not the same fun gadget reminding us of the days gone by that was released last October. The new one’s a part of a limited edition of 20 pieces that has a whole splash of bling all over it!
The phone is worth $1,800 only because close to 5,400 grade A Swarovski crystals adorn the body of this version of Graham Bell’s original invention. We are sure that the man must be smiling in his grave for this unique sort of eulogy! Like we told you, the phone is absolutely in the retro mode. So much so that it looks like a replica of the Western Electric 500-series model, of course without the digital display.
But that should not make you believe that the technology too is vintage. After all, with the limited edition Yubz Talk phone you do get the option of connecting it to your Bluetooth computer or mobile device and talk in retro-style. However, let’s admit the bluetooth feature here does have some limited functions. Great to look at but don’t know if you should buy it!