Economic hardship? What's that? If the recession affected you as much as it did that rock on your villa grounds, have I got an iPad for you. For a mere US$20,000 you can order the Diamond iPad.
The 64GB 3G iPad is modded by Mervis Diamond Importers and features 11.43 carats of diamonds set in a micro-pave styling. If you're the kind of guy that wants to one-up the friend who's always bragging about the latest tech he got on launch day, this is how you do it.
Besides, is $20,000 that much? Not when you compare it to the $3.2 million dollar gold iPhone. And the Diamond iPad's screen is so much larger...
Still not enough for you? Check out the gold-plated MacBook Air (a mere $5,000) and MacBook Pro ($1,200).