Extravagant Electronics
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22 Insanely Expensive Electronics You Don't Actually Need

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Extravagant Electronics
Source: Moen

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Among those for whom money is no object, there's a whole world of toys and gadgets to be purchased that many of us can only dream about owning. This is particularly true in the ever- evolving realm of high-end electronics, where each passing day, month, and year a variety of drool-worthy new products are released that typically come with a prohibitively steep price-tag. The latest example? Apple has just unveiled its new Mac Pro computer, which will set you back $6,000 (and that doesn't even include accessories like the monitor or monitor stand). Here's a look at some of the other pricey electronics that you might love to own, but don't actually need.

Note: Prices and availability are subject to change.

Nintendo Wii Supreme
Source: Stuart Hughes

Nintendo Wii Supreme

Price: 299,995 pounds (about $365,000)
There isn't a single person who really needs a gold-plated Nintendo. Period. But for those with money to foolishly throw away (which is exactly who Stuart Hughes seems to be targeting with its products), the Nintendo Wii Supreme is the most expensive game console in the world. The Wii Supreme takes six months to create and includes 2,500 grams of solid 22-karat gold. The front buttons, meanwhile, are decorated with diamonds totaling 19.5 carats. Sounds perfect for perhaps the Sultan of Brunei.

Sony Ultra Short Throw 4K HDR Home Theater Projector
Source: Sony

Sony Ultra Short Throw 4K HDR Home Theater Projector

Price: $24,999
An offering that aims to simplify the installation of a home projector, Sony's Ultra Short Throw 4K HDR Home Theater Projector creates ultra-high-definition images on any wall. Place the projector right next to a wall, and it will deliver an 80-inch display. Move the projector away from the wall and the screen size increases to a huge 120 inches. This projection system also offers more than four times the resolution of full HD. Native 4K features 8.8 million pixels, creating a picture that's so incredibly lifelike, it's like looking at the real thing, according to Sony. So yeah, way cooler than your old-fashioned projector. And way more expensive.

Focal Utopia by Tournaire Headphones
Source: Focal

Focal Utopia by Tournaire Headphones

Price: 100,000 euros (about $111,000)
You can almost see Beyonce wearing these headphones, can't you? Or perhaps one of the attention-seeking Kardashians? Billed as the most prestigious headphones in the world, the Focal Utopia headphones were really designed to be a work of art. To that end, they've been customized by the jeweler Tournaire and include 18-karat gold and 6.5 carats of diamonds, entirely hand-crafted in the Tournaire workshops. Oh, and it's an extra 10,000 euros for a stand to hold these sparkling headphones.

Hammacher Schlemmer's Racing Simulator
Source: Hammacher Schlemmer

Hammacher Schlemmer's Racing Simulator

Price: $185,000
File this one under totally unnecessary but fun to read about (and probably even more fun to try at least once.) Hammacher Schlemmer's Racing Simulator is designed to provide riders with the most realistic auto racing experience available without actually being on a race track. This simulator is so realistic it's used by Ford Motor Company to demonstrate ride experiences. It uses linear servo actuators that cause its suspended, monocoque fiberglass chassis to roll, pitch, and rotate 360° at up to 0.5G acceleration. Hammacher Schlemmer's racing simulator even reproduces actual racing conditions, such as entering a turn at 200 mph. The chassis' front also dips when braking at hairpins, pushes forward when accelerating during passes, and rumbles when driving on an apron. Cool, right?

Samsung 98-inch Class Q900 QLED Smart 8K UHD TV
Source: Samsung

Samsung 98-inch Class Q900 QLED Smart 8K UHD TV

Price: $70,000
There are TVs, and then there are high-definition TVs. In this particular corner of the high-tech world, prices have truly gotten out of control. There are many legendary and elusive examples of the world's most expensive televisions, such as the Stuart Hughes Prestige HD Supreme Rose Edition, which was apparently selling for $2.25 million or more, but is no longer listed on the company's website. Among the examples of pricey televisions that you can actually find for sale, the Samsung 98-inch Class Q900 QLED Smart 8K UHD TV is clearly among the frontrunners at a cool $70,000. (Yes, the equivalent of some people's annual salary.) Not to worry though, financing is available, at a mere $1,944 per month, practically as much as a mortgage payment. For that price, Samsung promises AI-powered intelligent upscaling, stunning design, and smart home-ready features.

800 D3 Speakers
Source: Bowers & Wilkins

800 D3 Speakers

Price: $30,000 per pair
Billed as a revolutionary reinvention of the reference speaker, these Bowers & Wilkins speakers promise to reveal an unparalleled purity of tone of instruments and allow listeners to hear small details in a big way. But at $30,000, which is more than most people's cars, these speakers are truly aimed at the richest of the rich. And do you really need that much detail when listening to music at home? The answer probably depends on whether you are Jay-Z — or just an average music lover.

Freefly Alta 8
Source: Freefly Systems

Freefly Alta 8

Price: $17,495
Why might one need a nearly $20,000 drone? Well, you'll have to answer that question for yourself, but here are some of the highlights to help you sort it out. The Freefly Alta 8 was designed to make life as an elite aerial cinematographer much easier. It has eight rotors, and a variety of notable features such as the capability to fold down to 50% of its operating size. But perhaps the key feature about this particular gadget is that it can carry a camera that is up to 26.2 pounds, which is good news for filmmakers and television professionals out there, or perhaps a handful of out-of-control social media influencers.

OrionX Gaming PC
Source: Overclockers UK

OrionX Gaming PC

Price: 32,999 pounds (about $40,000)
For the gamers of the world (another unique breed of consumer), the over-the-top, must-have — but don't really need — gadget is the OrionX Gaming PC. The features of this pricey machine include two CPUs, a 10-core Intel processor, and three GPUs in the form of Nvidia Titan X cards in SLI. If all of that jargon means something to you, then you're probably the audience this expensive bit of technology is aimed at.

Mac Pro Computer
Source: Apple

Mac Pro Computer

Price: $6,000
Let's take a look at the upcoming Mac Pro. Stunning and awe inspiring as this machine is designed to be, it's not only very expensive, it's also aimed squarely at professional users. Think: music producers or video makers. The new Mac Pro has a stainless-steel frame that is designed to be removed so that users can customize the computer and replace components. In particular, owners can scale up on RAM, processing, storage, and more. How many of us really need to be able to do that?

Mac Pro Display
Source: Apple

Mac Pro Display

Price: $5,000 (without stand)
Again, the name says it all here "Pro Display XDR." This is not for casual computer users, though we all may drool over the quality of this display. Here are some of its notable features: 32-inch Retina 6K display; P3 wide and 10-bit color; 1,600 nits of peak brightness, and "Superwide" viewing angle. Chances are most of us don't even know what those various features really mean.

MacBook Supreme Platinum Edition
Source: Stuart Hughes

MacBook Supreme Platinum Edition

Price: 319,995 pounds (about $390,000)
For another ridiculously over-the-top offering from Stuart Hughes, have a gander at its version of a MacBook. As its name indicates, the housing of the Supreme Platinum is cast from solid platinum — because a laptop isn't nearly as useful unless it's housed in pricey precious metal. Weighing about seven kilograms, this computer aims to be something closer to a work of art.

KEF LS50 Wireless Powered Music System
Source: KEF

KEF LS50 Wireless Powered Music System

Price: $2,200
Yet another pricey, high-tech speaker for those who like to spend money on that sort of thing. The LS50 music system looks like a downright bargain compared to the Bowers & Wilkins speakers. Still, even these beg the question, do you really need to spend this much on speakers? (Music aficionados everywhere are probably rolling their eyes right at the mere question.) Should these be more in line with your budget, the good news is that KEF recently added Spotify integration. These speakers also promise to be a complete, high-resolution audio system solution that can be accessed through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

Samsung 98-inch Class Q900 QLED Smart 8K UHD TV
Source: Samsung

Samsung 98-inch Class Q900 QLED Smart 8K UHD TV

Price: $70,000
There are TVs, and then there are high-definition TVs. In this particular corner of the high-tech world, prices have truly gotten out of control. There are many legendary and elusive examples of the world's most expensive televisions, such as the Stuart Hughes Prestige HD Supreme Rose Edition, which was apparently selling for $2.25 million or more, but is no longer listed on the company's website. Among the examples of pricey televisions that you can actually find for sale, the Samsung 98-inch Class Q900 QLED Smart 8K UHD TV is clearly among the frontrunners at a cool $70,000. (Yes, the equivalent of some people's annual salary.) Not to worry though, financing is available, at a mere $1,944 per month, practically as much as a mortgage payment. For that price, Samsung promises AI-powered intelligent upscaling, stunning design, and smart home-ready features.

Hadoro Carbon Black AirPods
Source: Hadoro

Hadoro Carbon Black AirPods

Price: 650 euros (about $720)
For most of us, Apple's $159 AirPods are a splurge. But for the wealthiest 1%, Apple's earbuds likely are just a step above the freebie headsets passengers receive on airlines to watch movies. For the well-heeled, stylish consumer, the Hadoro Carbon Black AirPods are far more appropriate. After all, they come in a carbon black case, and each set is individually handcrafted. You can also have engraved custom initials on the case for an added cost. All of which is key to making them sound good, right?

Leica M10-P Camera
Source: Leica

Leica M10-P Camera

Price: $7,764
There are cameras for the rank-and-file commoners, and then there's this camera from Leica, used by rock stars to photograph rock stars. Priced at a cool $7,764 the Leica M10-P is a 24-megapixel full-frame camera with a 0.73x optical zoom. One of the most notable and highly touted features of this state-of-the-art camera is its exceptionally quiet shutter (the quietest in Leica's M series), which the company says offers a vital advantage in shooting situations that require the utmost quiet. There's also a touch LCD screen on the back.

Phantom Silver Duo + Dialog from Devialet
Source: Devialet

Phantom Silver Duo + Dialog from Devialet

Price: $5,109
There's apparently no end to pricy speaker offerings. This bundled item includes two Phantom Silver speakers and also a dialog hub, which allows for wireless pairing to create multi-room systems. More importantly, Phantom speakers are said to deliver ultra-dense sound with physical impact, as well as a "power, clarity, and preciseness unlike anything you have ever heard before." It's the least they can do for $5,000.

Insta360 Pro 2 Professional VR Camera
Source: Insta360

Insta360 Pro 2 Professional VR Camera

Price: $5,088
A virtual reality camera that looks like it emerged from the set of "Star Wars," the Insta360 Pro 2 Professional VR Camera is not for amateurs. It was created to allow users to simultaneously capture every angle with six eyes that work together to deliver 360-degree photos or videos. In case being able to create images or video like this is exactly what's been missing from your life, here are a few more key details. The Insta360 Pro 2 also offers easy FlowState stabilization, long-range live monitoring, and post-production collaboration with Adobe. There's also four built-in mics to capture full-sphere audio. Obviously, the only people who really need this type of camera are professionals, but it would certainly be fun to have it to play with for a few days.

Sennheiser AMBEO 3D Soundbar
Source: Sennheiser

Sennheiser AMBEO 3D Soundbar

Price: $2,500
One more speaker system to drool over because, why not? The Sennheiser AMBEO 3D Soundbar is designed to create a studio-grade, immersive, 3D home cinema sound that's adapted to the specifics of your living room. (Just in case you no longer want to attend movies at an actual theater with the rest of us). The soundbar features 13 drivers and six 4-inch woofers that deliver rich bass notes, as well as five tweeters. If that means nothing to you, suffice it to say this soundbar is engineered to produce more realistic highs and lows, more dimension, and more nuanced detail than you ever imagined possible.

H6D-400c MS Multi-Shot Digital Camera
Source: Hasselblad

H6D-400c MS Multi-Shot Digital Camera

Price: $47,995
Some aspiring or amateur photographers dream of shooting with a Hasselblad. And at prices like this, chances are it will always remain a dream. Hasselblad's Multi-Shot camera promises to deliver the highest resolution, most color-accurate medium format images possible. Likely aimed at pros, the camera was created to meet the highest image requirements. Features include 4000 MP per image output, and real RGB color data for each pixel. Annie Leibovitz probably already has this camera.

Groove X LOVOT Companion Robot Pet
Source: LOVOT

Groove X LOVOT Companion Robot Pet

Price: $5,500
Just in case you don't want an actual pet, there's the Groove X LOVOT Companion Robot Pet. The makers of this robot say it was created to make you happy. And to that end, when you touch your LOVOT, embrace it, or even just watch it, its human-like eyes and voice are designed to relax you and make you feel better. LOVOT will also react to your moods, and do all it can to fill you with joy and re-energize you. (They're also pretty adorable.) OK, maybe this is one pricey electronic offering that is actually worth the cost.

U by Moen Smart Shower
Source: Moen

U by Moen Smart Shower

Price: $1,225
Want to take your shower to the next level? For a mere $1,225, you can. The U by Moen allows for controlling a shower with your voice, even starting, stopping, and pausing the water with a simple command. This handy device also allows users to regulate showers with a phone or a controller, and will even start your shower to a specific temperature. Because who wants to actually have to turn the shower handle anymore? So. Exhausting.

Cybertuner
Source: Apple

Cybertuner

Price: $999
Most apps are free or cost less than $10. But not Cybertuner. For those with money to burn, how about dropping a cool $1,000 on a mere app? Of course, like almost everything else on this list, this app is not designed for everyone. It was created specifically for professional piano tuners and technicians. Or perhaps those rare individuals who are absolutely obsessed with tuning. Probably the same folks who drop $30,000 on speakers.