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The day the iPhone 5 goes on sale, millions of people will happily line up to buy Apple’s latest marvel. How could they resist? What with the temptations of the iPhone 5’s rumored smaller 19-pin dock connector, in-cell technology that enables the screen’s touch sensors and LCD to be consolidated into a single layer, global LTE networks, and oodles of other goodies, it’s no wonder Americans on average replace their cell phones every 21.7 months. Computers, digital cameras, tablets, and other gizmos have somewhat longer useful lives, but their owners never develop long-term, decade or more relationships with their stuff. One soulless product inevitably leads to the next, an endless parade of tech. Great audio gear can last practically forever, and not only that, you might want to keep it forever.
Have $190,000 to burn? Hammacher Shlemmer would like to talk to you about buying one flying hovercraft
Other things you could buy with a $190,000 gift card to Hammacher Shlemmer:
1800 Martini Makers
722 Pressure cookers
2 Killer Whale Submarines (Assuming you know how to haggle)