If you are super rich and doesn’t mind that your mobile phone can’t use apps, email, or mobile internet, as long as it is clad in 18-carat gold, you might want to take a look at Aesir’s AE+Y phone.
The limited edition mobile phone, which retails at a staggering 42,000 euros (that’s roughly $60,000), is just that, a mobile phone. It doesn’t boast of other mind blowing features such as touch sceen, mobile internet, and HD cameras. All it can offer are speed dial, call forwarding, built-in calculator, and a 2″ LCD screen.
But what it lacked in function, it made up in form. According to the manufacturer, the edge-to-edge key design is a first in mobile handsets. Its barebones user interface was shaped by renowned designer Tom Hingston, and the phone’s unorthodox keypad is laser-engraved and features “advanced LED backlighting.”
Austrian luxury vehicle maker Marchi Mobile announces the latest addition to its mobile home line, the Elemment Palazzo. The 40′ long and incredibly spacious mobile mansion is packed with features and state of the art amenities that are not seen on your regular run of the mill campers and RVs.
Some of the impressive features of the Elemment Palazzo are the Master bedroom with an adjoining bathroom, a fully automatic liftable flybridge lounge, and a couch area that turns into a stylish bar furniture with a simple push of a button. The interiors, done in luxurious leather, set a minimalistic but classy vibe punctuated by modern fixtures.
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG’s BMW is named as the top luxury brand in the United States for 2011 after outselling Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz last month.
BMW’s total 2011 sales is recorded at 247,907, outselling Mercedes by 2,715 vehicles. According to Ludwig Willisch, chief executive of BMW of North America, “BMW Group sales momentum has been increasing all year and this new burst of consumer confidence filled our dealer showrooms, putting BMW ‘over the top.’
Ohio-based fast food chain Wendy’s is offering more than just regular burgers and fries when it re-opened its Tokyo store. After its almost two-year hiatus in Japan, the fast food chain re-opened this week in the Ometsando district of Tokyo, with new and fancy items on its menu.
While 115 cars made the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick list this year, just six of them were new additions (or reappearances) in the luxury categories.
Mercedes-Benz’s M Class is a new addition for 2012, having skipped 2011. The previous 2009-2010 models had made the list, but the 2011 model didn’t, despite earning top marks of “good” in front and side impact crash tests.
Next is the BMW X3, which rejoins the list after being left off since 2009, though like the M-Class, intervening year models also scored “good” in all tests. The Acura MDX also sees the same result, once again a Top Safety Pick after being off the list since 2009.