I’m not really sure what the target market is for a mouse embedded with 59 diamonds. Except, perhaps, James Bond supervillains. Who else has $24,000 to drop on a pointing device that you can get for less than $10 at your local computer store’s bargain bin? I mean, come on—the specs aren’t even that impressive: 800 dpi optical sensor, wired USB, two buttons and some sort of trackball ? Sure, that’s pretty hip… for 1997 Man. I can’t believe that was long enough ago to have become a punchline.
Besides the 59 diamonds, the mouse is also cast in 18 karat white gold; the product text suggests that it’s “A perfect gift for a 60th wedding anniversary, as diamond is the traditional gift for this event, it is also a great choice for a 50th wedding anniversary, as Gold is the traditional gift for this event!” They neglect to mention, however, that it’s also perfect for celebrating your togetherness of nine months and three days, which is traditionally the “pointing device” anniversary. How versatile!
[via Oh Gizmo! ]