22 Glitzy And Glamorous Luxury Mobile Device Accessories10:00 AM EST Thu. May. 16, 2013
For the not so average consumer with an insatiable appetite for luxurious accessories, these premium high-end mobile accessories are worth the splurge. Luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Burberry are showcasing their high-quality cases and covers. For high rollers and big spenders, there is even a solid gold iPhone case.
Take a look at 22 of our favorite over-the-top, opulent accessories for your mobile device.
Named the Haven, these high-end phone cases' colors won't rub off; the cases are made of solid yellow or pink gold or platinum.
Handmade with precious materials, the gold model is made up of over 75 grams of gold, and the platinum model consists of over 100 grams of platinum. The cases come with two finish versions: matte satin or polished. And, diamonds and other precious stones can be added for a unique, customized look. This iPhone 5 case has an internal shock absorbing silicone gasket system in case of drops. With a heavy price tag that ranges from $11,610 to $14,235, consider it expensive jewelry for your phone. It is available for purchase online.
What's more, with every Brikk purchase, a significant amount of the proceeds go directly to assisting countries suffering from hunger. Brikk aims for other luxury brands to also follow a "profit for philanthropy" model.
Chanel is a high fashion brand known for their classic quilted pattern on purses and leather accessories. From their Spring-Summer 2013 collection, this timeless pattern is now available for tablets. The quilted lambskin tablet case is a bright primary blue and has a long gold chain. Its dimensions are 9.7 inches by 7.7 inches by 0.7 inches. Pricing is available upon request.
From Chanel's Cruise 2012/2013 line comes their iPhone holder, which also comes in the classic quilted pattern. This light blue iPhone holder is made of metallic patent calfskin leather. Its dimensions are 5.1 inches by 2.8 inches by 0.8 inches. And, like the tablet holder, pricing is available upon request.
Since 1854, Louis Vuitton has become a distinguished brand with its monogram canvas and handmade goods. This Louis Vuitton iPad case features the classic monogram canvas and folds both vertically and horizontally for typing and viewing. The case has a soft microfiber interior lining, which keeps an iPad protected while letting it slip out easily when needed. There are exact cutouts for a headphone jack, connector port and on/off volume buttons, and there's a notch on top of the case to help keep the iPad from sliding out. This case is available for $790.
This iPhone 4 classic monogram case is available to perfectly pair with Louis Vuitton's iPad case. Stylish, slim and compact, this case has a soft protective microfiber lining that allows an iPhone to easily slip in and out. It costs $315 and is available in the monogram, Damier Ebene, Damier Graphite and Black Epi leather canvases.
Made in Italy, this compact computer case is encased in beige and ebony Gucci symbols with brown leather trim and light gold hardware. It is equipped with double zip closure and its dimensions are 31.5 x 25.5 x 2.5 centimeters.
Exclusive to Gucci.com, these matching leather iPad and iPhone 5 cases are available in black, green, orange and red. The front of these luxurious cases reveal the embossed interlocking "G" detail. With a dimension of 22.5 x 26.5 x 3.5 centimeters, the iPad case fits all iPad models.
This faux python leather iPad cover is perfect for keeping an iPad safe and in style. With Stella McCartney's trademark chunky chain edges and disco logo tag, this red and black iPad case allows iPads to easily slip in and out. Originally $550, it is now available for $222.
The Stella McCartney iPad case opens up just like a book. For $640, this vegan-friendly iPad case is constructed out of black faux suede. It also touts Stella McCartney's trademark chunky chain edges.
This imported Burberry phone case is charming and feminine with its studded bow detail. Available in two colors, the Oyster Pink case is made of patent London leather, and the Metallic Trench gold case is constructed of metallic London Leather. Made with 100-percent calf leather, this case has an open top for phones to slide in and out. It is available for $275.
The Burberry Patent London leather iPad mini case is highly protected with a strap closure and light padding. Made from calf leather, the case measures 5.3 inches by 7.9 inches. For $295, the iPad mini cases are available in leather patent oyster pink, black, pale grey and nude.
A precious iPad deserves a luxury case to protect it, and this gorgeous Hermes leather iPad case is it. Although it costs more than the iPad itself, $351 more to be exact, this quality cover is worth the indulgence. Available for the iPad 2, this leather cover is made from calfskin and comes in gold, taupe, black and orange. It is currently priced at $880.
The Hermes leather cover for the iPhone 4 is a protective cover that allows iPhones to easily slip in and out. They are available in orange, gold and gold with goatskin lining. These phone slips are made from calfskin leather and cost $330.
Kate Spade's iPhone cases are chic and dressed in a variety of colors and patterns to suit your taste. For $35 to $40, these phone cases are fit for the iPhone 5 and made from resin. For simple and classic taste, the Chevron iPhone 5 cases come in high contrasting blue or black chevron patterns. Perfect for spring, the Margherita Floral iPhone 5 case is decorated in bold floral patterns.
This kind of cork doesn't sit atop wine bottles but instead adorns this iPad cover. Constructed from lightweight and smooth cork, this iPad Folio is perfectly fitted for the summer weather. This cork and hot pink iPad cover protects and holds an iPad whether its used on a lap or placed on its stand.
Salvatore Ferragamo's iPad case is a minimal but elegant cover constructed from strong and gorgeous calfskin leather. This 10.6-by-8.2-inch case features Ferragamo's signature, a magnetic lock closure and a wrist strap. For $495, it is available in black and navy.
Carbon fiber is often used in tech and mechanical applications for its resilience and low density; now it's used to make protective mobile cases. Weighing just 11 grams, Truecarbon's carbon fiber phone case is lightweight and slim. Handmade in Italy, it is shock proof and features an anti-scratch coating to keep it looking fresh. And, there's no need to worry about reception blocking due to the strong carbon fiber; the company uses its own formula in the resin to diminish any interception. The phone case is compatible with the iPhone 5 and available for $49.99.
Disguised as a textured leather notebook, the Mulberry Kindle case is discreet and sophisticated. This fold over-designed case opens up and reveals a left pane for notes and cards and a right slot for the Kindle. On the front of the case and imprinted into the leather is the subtle and small Mulberry tree logo. This Kindle case is available in black and oak natural leather for $330.
To push it over the top, this iPhone case could be the ultimate luxury accessory. Miansai's made-to-order iPhone case is composed of 14 carats of pure solid gold. This customized gleaming case is individually numbered and engraved. For just $10,000, the cases are available in matte or polished yellow or rose gold.
Evouni constructs well-designed and simple leather arc covers for iPhones and iPads. Handcrafted from Italian calfskin leather, the craftsmanship and design brings a natural resilience and curvature to the cases. By lifting the leather flap and flipping it, it creates a stand for the device. The inside of the case is made with a recyclable TPU holder, and it stays shut with its magnetic handcrafted silver metallic ornament. Evouni iPad and iPhone covers are available in claret, black or blue. And, they can be purchased online. Pricing for the mini iPad costs $99, while the regular iPad costs $120. For the iPhone 5, the leather arc covers are available for $75 in claret, black or blue.
A popular and shiny trend has iPhone cases bedazzled. These Swarovski crystal encased iPhone covers are stunning and show stopping. Jimmy Crystal iPhone 5 cases are available for $175 and come in mint green Chrysolite, pink Rose, clear and a checkered black and clear pattern. And, the $295 Deos iPhone 4 case has got the Midas touch; it shimmers in gold Swarovski crystals.
The king of mobile accessories is also the world's most expensive phone. For $15.3 million, this lavish and decadent iPhone is 24 carats of solid gold, and it has a black single deep-cut 26-carat diamond, which replaces the home button. It takes nine weeks to complete the phone by hand. Uniquely designed and crafted by Stuart Hughes, this fine piece is decorated with 600 white flawless diamonds around the framework and a sapphire glass set in the screen. The Apple logo on the back of the phone also includes 53 diamonds. For those who can't afford the steep price tag, a $4,000 24-carat gold iPhone 5 (pictured) is available.