As the perils of inequality rear their ugly head, will our appetite for ostentatious wealth linger unabated?
A while ago, we bought your attention to a 19,000 euro white gold mouse.
The Gold Ingot USB is more self-signifying ostentation than actual wealth. This 8.2cm, 4GB USB stick is gold-leaf covered rather than chunky gold. But at $185.88, it’s not a steal (unless they start featuring in the shop windows of deprived high streets on hot days).
If, as the marketing bumf asks, you’ve “Ever dreamed of making your peers green with envy by whipping out a USB thumbdrive?,” you may have problems that can’t be solved by the purchase of an expensive toy. But you may get some glimmer of shallow satisafction from this one.