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Most of you guys must have seen this already:

[url="http://www.neowin.net/news/surcace-called-one-of-the-most-overpriced-gadgets-of-all-time-we-rebuff"]http://www.neowin.ne...-time-we-rebuff[/url]

After reading the [url="http://blog.laptopmag.com/most-overpriced-gadgets?slide=1"]drivel[/url] this dolt is writing I had an idea:

How about, we the gentlemen and ladies of Neowin made our own list of devices that are truly overpriced!

I want to start and nominate most Apple desktops and laptops, I hesitate with iPad due to the fact that it isn't that much pricier than other compatible tablets, I don't hesitate at all with the iPhone though. I also want to suggest Alienware for being overpriced.

Anyway do add your own devices guys!
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[url="http://www.sonos.com/"]Sonos[/url] and [url="http://www.beatsbydre.com/beatsaudio/Beats%20Audio,default,sc.html"]"Beats" Audio hardware[/url]

I guess they have to pay Janelle Monae and Dr. Dre something, I mean look at her hair, you don't get the ugliest hair-style on the planet for cheap.
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[quote name='xendrome' timestamp='1355073400' post='595379332']
[url="http://www.sonos.com/"]Sonos[/url] and [url="http://www.beatsbydre.com/beatsaudio/Beats%20Audio,default,sc.html"]"Beats" Audio hardware[/url]

I guess they have to pay Janelle Monae and Dr. Dre something, I mean look at her hair, you don't get the ugliest hair-style on the planet for cheap.
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Ok wow, 700 dollars for that Sonos gadget.

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I happen to agree with them. Not about the Surface on it's own but I believe almost all high end tablets are overpriced.
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[quote name='Javik' timestamp='1355073867' post='595379342']
I happen to agree with them. Not about the Surface on it's own but I believe almost all high end tablets are overpriced.
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Yea like I mention before I do agree with that statment, the companies use the novelty factor and popularity of tablets to push up the prizes. I just tought it strange in the article to sort out the surface by itself when it isnt even the most expensive tablet.
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Anything from Apple.
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I'm no fan of the surface by any means but picking on Microsoft when almost all tablets are overpriced is admittedly silly.
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If you were around in the '90s, you know this one:

[img]http://i.imgur.com/x7SV1.jpg[/img]

The 3DO. $700 (probably $1000 in today's dollars) for a crappy, badly-supported game console. Makes the PS3 launch look like the bargain of the millennium.
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[quote name='lunarworks' timestamp='1355074150' post='595379354']
If you were around in the '90s, you know this one:

[img]http://i.imgur.com/x7SV1.jpg[/img]

The 3DO. $700 (probably $1000 in today's dollars) for a crappy, badly-supported game console. Makes the PS3 launch look like the bargain of the millennium.
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Lol and I tought the ps3 was expensive. Have to admit I don't remember that console though and I was around in the 90's. ;)

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[quote name='xendrome' timestamp='1355073400' post='595379332']
[url="http://www.beatsbydre.com/beatsaudio/Beats%20Audio,default,sc.html"]"Beats" Audio hardware[/url]
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Beats, for sure. They sell $400 headphones that are basically mid-level quality. Not surprisingly, the brand was born out of a partnership with Monster Cable.
Another good candidate: [url="http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/mac_pro"]The Mac Pro![/url] Where else can you buy a desktop filled with hardware that's [b]more than 3 years old[/b] starting at only $2500?
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Overprized?

But yeah, Beats By Dre headphones. TERRIBLE quality sold purely on marketing.
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The Surface RT is hugely overpriced for what it is, so I'm not surprised to see it get a mention. Is it one of the most overpriced gadgets of all time? Of course not, but the article was designed to be controversial in order to get people linking to it.

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http://www.bose.co.uk/GB/en/home-and-personal-audio/wave-systems/wave-radios/wave-radio-iii-with-wave-connect-kit/

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Any product from Bose or Monster.
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[quote name='Lord Method Man' timestamp='1355077015' post='595379422']
Any product from Bose or Monster.
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Oh yea off course Bose. I knew I was forgetting something when I was writing my list. It was Bose.

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If you think these tablets are pricey, check out number 9 on this list [url="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2018859/10-gifts-for-obscenely-wealthy-pc-fanatics.html"]here[/url].

In fact, check out the entire slideshow. It's eye opening.

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[quote name='Ice_Blue' timestamp='1355079582' post='595379484']
If you think these tablets are pricey, check out number 9 on this list [url="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2018859/10-gifts-for-obscenely-wealthy-pc-fanatics.html"]here[/url].

In fact, check out the entire slideshow. It's eye opening.
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Even though I agree that this one is pricey im not sure it is overprized.

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[quote name='hooko22' timestamp='1355081955' post='595379582']
Even though I agree that this one is pricey im not sure it is overprized.
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Why you keep misspelling "overpriced"?

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There's a

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[quote name='Pupik' timestamp='1355082188' post='595379586']
Why you keep misspelling "overpriced"?
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To get on your nerves mate. ;)

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I think smart phones are the most over-priced gadgets in recent memory. Sure they can do a number of things today compared to the old flip phone, but IMO, they're not built and are definitely not supported at a level that matches their price tag. Phones are marketed as an accessory to your body, like clothing and carriers would rather you bought a new phone every year rather than roll out updates and support phones customers are currently paying to use. I don't expect infinite support, but I don't think its too much to ask to get a solid 2 years of updates with a new contract.

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1) SSD's
2) Cabinets like the Corsair 800D and the CM HAF X.
3) I dont know about you guys but the iphone in Asia is overpriced as ****, we only get unlocked versions and there sold at a higher price then US here.

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[quote name='Ice_Blue' timestamp='1355079582' post='595379484']
If you think these tablets are pricey, check out number 9 on this list [url="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2018859/10-gifts-for-obscenely-wealthy-pc-fanatics.html"]here[/url].

In fact, check out the entire slideshow. It's eye opening.
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Grapics tablet != Adroid tablet/ipad and the people who buy them tend to NEED them for their work.
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[quote name='AR556' timestamp='1355084595' post='595379658']
I think smart phones are the most over-priced gadgets in recent memory. Sure they can do a number of things today compared to the old flip phone, but IMO, they're not built and are definitely not supported at a level that matches their price tag. Phones are marketed as an accessory to your body, like clothing and carriers would rather you bought a new phone every year rather than roll out updates and support phones customers are currently paying to use. I don't expect infinite support, but I don't think its too much to ask to get a solid 2 years of updates with a new contract.
[/quote]On Android, cue ROM developers :p I've had my Droid Incredible from 2.1 to 2.2 to 2.3 and then I stopped using it after I updated it to ICS. You can easily use an Android or iOS device 2+ years after initial release. I do agree they're expensive.

[quote name='enc_MAYhem' timestamp='1355084905' post='595379674']
1) SSD's
2) Cabinets like the Corsair 800D and the CM HAF X.
3) I dont know about you guys but the iphone in Asia is overpriced as ****, we only get unlocked versions and there sold at a higher price then US here.
[/quote]SSD's are getting cheaper. You can get a cheap 128GB for less than $100 in the US. It's like when HDD's first came out, they were expensive also. So, it's really a moot point. Those cases aren't expensive, it's just a matter of how much the consumer is willing to spend...Put the same analogy to cars - why do Mercedes/BMW/Audi exist when you can get a Honda or Toyota to go from point A to B? Smart phones are expensive in general, not just the iPhone.

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[quote name='Pupik' timestamp='1355084924' post='595379676']
My guess was that you were fat and your sausage fingers were hitting "z" instead of "c".
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Hahaha. That would have to be one fat finger. ;)

[quote name='Azusa' timestamp='1355084974' post='595379682']
Grapics tablet != Adroid tablet/ipad and the people who buy them tend to NEED them for their work.
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Good point. I think that applies even more strongly with the wacom, can't imagine anyone buying that unless they really need it for graphics work.

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