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$4300 iPhone X with attached solar charger goes on sale

By midian182 · 7 replies
May 17, 2018
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  1. For all their technical advancements, smartphones still don’t offer the sort of battery life we used to see in the handsets of yesteryear. One solution is to use a battery case, though these are often bulky and ugly. But if you’re environmentally conscious, have a spare $4500, and are in the market for an iPhone X, Russian accessory maker Caviar has you covered.

    First announced in November, the iPhone X Tesla consists of one of Apple’s flagships with a phone case attached directly to the device and a solar panel on the back. This feeds into a dedicated battery that can juice the iPhone by pressing a button on the rear. Caviar hasn’t revealed any technical details, unfortunately, but it claims to have carried out over 100 tests “proving the effectiveness and safety of this system.”

    The case is pretty thick, increasing the iPhone X’s thickness up from 7.7mm to 16.2mm, but it does come with some luxury 24K gold trimmings, a battery charge indicator, and a gold plate showing its limited-edition credentials.

    Caviar says it’s making 999 units, the first of which is intended for Elon Musk and comes with the engraving “Made on Earth by Humans," a tribute to the Tesla launched into space by SpaceX.

    $4600 gets you the 64GB iPhone X Tesla, but if you like your ostentatious handsets to come with more storage, there’s also a $4800 256GB model.

    Caviar has a history of selling expensive devices, including a $3000 Apple Watch that pays homage to Vladimir Putin, a $4300 iPhone 5S engraved with Putin's face, and a $2500 Nokia commemorating the Russian President’s meeting with Donald Trump.

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  2. mrjgriffin

    mrjgriffin TS Evangelist Posts: 349   +163

    "$4600 gets you the 64GB iPhone X Tesla, but if you like your ostentatious handsets to come with more storage, there’s also a $4800 256GB model."

    lmao check out that discount fellas. only 200 hunnit dolla for x4 the storage. WAOW!
     
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  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,537   +3,128

    This one comes with a $100 worth of solar charger, plus $4,500 worth of black caviar.

    That all follows, smaller companies in Russia are known to suffer greatly from delusion of grandeur, to think that Musk will give a f. about their phone charger.

    In the news that soon will follow....

     
    Last edited: May 17, 2018
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  4. gusticles41

    gusticles41 TS Evangelist Posts: 434   +509

    Has anyone even made a solar charger that's not a total novelty yet?
     
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  5. Potato Judge

    Potato Judge TS Booster Posts: 161   +73

    Because why simply be rich, when you can also be environmentally friendly.
     
  6. Danny101

    Danny101 TS Guru Posts: 821   +324

    I would prefer a solar charger I can connect to without having to be next to a wall plug.
     
  7. bohemond1099

    bohemond1099 TS Member Posts: 49   +17

    I'll burn $4300 worth of trash outside instead.
     
  8. Kytetiger

    Kytetiger TS Enthusiast Posts: 43   +10

    You would have to keep your phone at light for ours just to recharge it, no?
    And for that same price, you can already get a dozen classic pannels for your roof.
     

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