Russian mobile phone manufacturer Caviar has launched a $ 4,500 "iPhone X Tesla" with a connected solar panel, if for some reason you have thousands of dollars lying around that you do not need, and you feel abandoned to have expensive electronics sitting around baking in the sun.
The iPhone X Tesla is not really a full version of the phone, or just a modified iPhone. Instead, it's essentially a sleek case with carbon fiber, gold accents and a solar panel combined with an iPhone X with 64 gigabytes of storage for the $ 4,500 edition or $ 4,829 for a 256 gigabyte edition. (Why the difference of $ 329, if you can pick up the extra memory for just $ 1
The first unit that is obviously meant for Tesla boss Elon Musk will be additionally engraved with the slogan "Made on Earth by Humans". In total, only 999 pieces are produced, which brings Caviar's overall result, when all sold out to about 4.5 million dollars. The phones have a one-year warranty and free shipping, although the recipient may be responsible for paying taxes, depending on the country to which it was delivered.
Caviar does not explain exactly what type of solar panel it is aimed at the phone, but shoppers make sure that the amount of charge that one could get from an iPhone X panel can not be overwhelming. Those who are able to offer a fairly fast load time tend to be much larger than that. The promotional video does not appear to contain any claims about the speed with which the case will be charged, although it may be noted that the $ 4,500 price tag would cover a significant portion of the cost of installing solar cells in a home.
Despite Musk rolling in dough by selling overpriced Tesla brands like big creme brulee flares that look like flamethrowers, this is probably a good target market for making money.
[Apple Insider via The Verge]