Media and tech leaders gathered yesterday to check out all the latest offerings at the Luxury Technology Show at the Metropolitan Pavilion, which was hosted by Luxury Listings.
Among the many products on display were iPhone cases from Hadoro, which are made from everything from crocodile to ostrich skins. Starting at $1,500, the cases are great gifts for the woman in your life who needs the perfect compliment to her Birkin bag.
BMW brought its 2015 i8 hybrid car ($137,450) for everyone to admire. Not only is it a real showstopper, but it also gets 310 miles on an 11 gallon tank.
Many, many, (many) audio companies attended the event, including Meze Headphones, which makes beautiful headphones out of wood; the British brand Naim audio, which makes cubed wireless speakers called Mu-So; and Astell & Kern, which makes stylish home sound systems.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a technology show if attendants couldn’t play with the toys, and participants calmed their nerves in iRobotics 7’s $11,490 massage chair. Yes, it really is that nice.
Participants could also ride on a Ninebot (and everyone else could run away from the people who didn’t know how to navigate them).
But perhaps the biggest hit of the show was the virtual reality set from VirZOOM; players pedal on a bike to propel themselves forward in the game, combining exercise and entertainment. Now if that’s not luxury, we don’t know what is.