No budget limitations for your holiday shopping? Congratulations, 1-percenter! Here's your no-holds-barred gift list.
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No budget limitations for your holiday shopping? Congratulations on being part of the 1 percent! Here's your no-holds-barred tip-tip tech gift list.
Most Powerful. Mac. Ever. Need any more enticement? This cylinder of pure computing brawn starts at $2,999. Yes, it's probably overkill for anything less than rendering a new Pixar movie. But that's the point, right?
After calling their sonic clarity "addicting," Steve Guttenberg -- CNET's resident golden-eared audio expert -- went on to declare: "The T-70 is an awesome set of headphones, and it's one of the most comfortable over-the-ear models I've ever had the pleasure of testing." They'll run you about $570 -- and are worth every penny.
Working standing up is all the rage. But you can take it a step further (or maybe farther in this case) with a desk treadmill.
The Pro-Form Thinline Pro Desk Treadmill, which costs $2,000, has console that folds down, forming a small tabletop to rest your laptop. It takes a little getting used to, but, yes, you can walk and work at the same time.
If those Beyerdynamics aren't quite right for you, move on up to the Audeze LCD 3 headphones. Of this model, Steve Guttenberg said: "I have never heard a set of headphones that got even remotely close to the sound of live music the way this one does." These world-class 'phones are crafted in the USA, and you'll pay dearly for them: $1,945.
Those who can't quite afford this model might also check out LCD-2, which retails for $995.
Face facts: you have a top-of-the-line dSLR, but it rarely leaves the closet. That's where the $2,800 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R comes in. It's pretty much the smallest full-frame camera you can buy, delivering photos that will blow your camera phone away in a package that's eminently portable.
The ultimate all-in-one computer, the iMac with Retina display skips 4K and goes straight to 5K. Price starts at $2,499, which isn't too bad, but you can quickly raise that by going with a higher-end configuration.
Tivo's Mega is the mother of all DVRs, with enough storage (24TB) to let you record 3 years worth of programming. It'll set you back five grand, a pittance to pay for that kind of unmitigated recording freedom.
Sure, let the masses have their tiny iPod speaker docks and
clock-radio-equivalent "PC speakers." You're old-school, and actually care
what your music sounds like. And that's why you're OK with sinking $1,500 into a pair of KEF LS50 bookshelf speakers.
The terms "plug-in hybrid" and "supercar" don't often mix, but when you're talking about the 903 horsepower McLaren P1, that's exactly what you get. The car will do 0-60 in 2.8 seconds, has a top speed of 217 mph, a ridiculously high-tech interior and a price tag north of $1.3 million.