Go to a product showcase called the “Luxury Technology Show,” and you’d expect to see a lot more bling for your buck. After all, if Downton Abbey has taught us nothing else, it’s that rich people like bedazzled devices, right? (This may not actually be the moral of Downton Abbey.)
But walking the aisles of this week’s Luxury Technology Show in Manhattan was a little light in the ostentation department. Sadly, luxury doesn’t mean sparkle. But it does include plenty of high-end gadgets from some of the world’s best-known companies. There were 4K TVs, scarlet McLaren models, and compact—not to mention expensive—household gadgets. We found a few devices that won’t break the bank, alongside a few that maybe only Bill Gates could afford.