Friday Poll: Where do you draw the line on luxury?

Glass speakers, solid-gold USB drives, and beds made from aircraft inventory. Bearing in mind that we all have different budgets and priorities, how much is too much when it comes to luxury gadgets?

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Going glitzy
Where do you draw the line on luxury?

Glass speakers ($168,000)
100-inch display ($40,000)
Solid-gold USB drive ($599)
Give me a solid-gold customized bed with built-in glass speakers any day
Dude, a 99 cent iPhone app is a luxury for me



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Gold USB drive
Super Talent

This week, as word came that November job cuts represented the biggest one-month decline in more than 30 years, we also brought you news of some serious gadget glitz.

Our most recent luxury reportage focused on items including $168,000 glass speakers , swank gold speakers , a $40,000 100-inch display , and a rare flying car (up for auction for $3.5 million) that will probably never hit the clouds, but may impress your friends. It appears some gadget makers just aren't reading those Labor Department memos.

So bearing in mind that we all have different budgets and priorities, here's what we want to know: how much is too much when it comes to luxury?

About the author

Leslie Katz, Crave's senior editor, heads up a team that covers the most crushworthy (and wackiest) tech, science, and culture around. As a co-host of the now-retired CNET News Daily Podcast, she was sometimes known to channel Terry Gross and still uses her trained "podcast voice" to bully the speech recognition software on automated customer service lines. E-mail Leslie.

 

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