I've long been over the ridiculously overpriced-ness of idiotic Vertu phones. 300 grand for a dumbphone? Whatever, the stupid rich who spend that stupidly are beyond saving anyway. But Vertu has hit a new low (or high?) with this one: a $US190 Vertu USB cable.
Maaaaaaaybe you can talk me into a $US300,000 phone being worth it (you can't), like how it's the perfect combination of technology and jewellery and status or some other bullshit reason like that. Maaaaaaybe. But there is no way in freaking hell that you can convince me that this USB cable is worth $US190. NO WAY! Even if it's made from the indestructible, dry aged umbilical cord of Megan Fox (ew) or sprinkled in diamond dust so it could be worn like a necklace or lined with God-endorsed electrical wiring, it's just impossible to justify that price tag, I mean, I think Apple's 20 bucks for a USB cable is already a rip off. This is just criminal. WHAT STATUS CAN BE FOUND IN A USB 2.0 CABLE.
Also, Nokia (who owns Vertu) is supposedly trying to unload Vertu to some sucker so it can focus on making real phones that work better than Vertu phones with regular USB cables that do the job just as well as Vertu cables. So even the company who owns Vertu doesn't think Vertu is worth it. Rich people who buy this crap, you scare me. [Vertu via BoingBoing]