Turn Your Apple Watch Gold For Half the Price

By Darren Orf on at

As is tradition, Apple did a lot of things to screw up its first Apple Watch, battery life and tattoo-phobic sensors just being two examples. But it also kind of forgot that jewellers exist; jewellers who will happily turn your not-gold Apple watch into a whatever-karat wonder — for less than half the price of what Apple is hawking.

Turn Your Apple Watch Gold For Half the Price

This is a little bit more than just painting, which we saw one enterprising YouTuber accomplish last month. This is gold plating, a much more fancier (and pricier) way of making that Apple Watch sport look reeeal ritzy. 9to5Mac says that two online watch services, Golden Dreams and Watch Plate, will both coat your £350 Apple Watch in 18k or 24k gold or rose gold. The only difference is that one service requires you to supply the Apple Watch while the other does the whole processor for you. Does this void your warranty? Oh, most assuredly, so try not to destroy your opulent wearable in an unfortunate moment of butterfingers.

The Golden Watch route, which supplies the watch, is still a $4,200 (£2,764) affair, which is still much more than most would every consider paying for a smartwatch but considerably less that Apple's five-figure top-end price tags. [9to5Mac]

Turn Your Apple Watch Gold For Half the Price

You can now own a smartphone that Tony Stark himself would approve of. Marvel and Samsung are teaming up for an Iron Man special edition of the Galaxy S6 Edge. Rumours say the phone should be coming out at the end of May, but there’s no word on whether the rest of the Avengers will also assemble. [Korea Times]

It’s about time: Lots of rumours have begun circling about Windows 10 upcoming flagship smartphones, codename Cityman and Talkman. Finally. [Unleash the Phones]

Tweet no more: Age of Ultron director and nerd prophet Joss Whedon unexpectly quit Twitter after an amazing opening box office weekend? The reason? Most likely death threats of course. [Time]

Raising the app IQ: Google just bought a management app named Timeful, known for creating methods so app can learn your habits over time. Google, please make Gmail smarter first. [Android Community]

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