Sometimes there is demand for especially fancy gadgets.

Why not plate a Nintendo Wii in gold? Why not make an  iPod dock so huge it becomes living room furniture?

As these gadgets get fancier and more elaborate, the price goes way up in response.

Here are some of the most insanely expensive gadgets out there today.

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