Buy Valentine’s Day Love with a Custom Pink iPhone 5
Can't buy me love? Bah. Designer Amosu Couture thinks its pink Valentine's Day iPhone could help redirect Cupid's arrow your way. The custom smartphone certainly isn't for the weak of wallet, though, with a price of $2330and that's just the starting cost.
This week, Amosu Couture sent me a photo and some information on its Apple Pink iPhone 5, which it is calling the “World’s First Valentine Special Pink iPhone 5.” I highly doubt this is the first pink customized iPhone 5, but perhaps it is the most special. It does come with optional “Pink Swarovski crystallized elements,” after all. (Classy right?)
The price? A cool $2330 (£1500) for the unlocked, standard-pink version and $4515 (£2900) for the Swarovski’d pink iPhone. For those prices you also get a free, pink-calfskin case worth $312 (£200).
Of course, you could also pay a hell of a lot less for a custom pink iPhone from ColorWare and get even more color options. (I think the ColorWare iPhone 5 below is better looking, too.) The fully customized Valentine-themed ColorWare iPhone 5 costs $1200, or about half as much as the Amosu version, but it isn’t available with gaudy-looking crystal sides.
Honestly, my girl, already an iPhone user, would probably love this pink phone…until she learned how much it cost. Then she might actually end our relationship because, frankly, spending so much money on a smartphone shows an undeniable lack of good judgment that borders on being plain old dangerous—at least on a lowly journalist’s salary.
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.