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This article was published on June 2, 2015


Here’s how $115 can get you a gold Apple Watch

Here’s how $115 can get you a gold Apple Watch
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Spending $10,000 or more on expiring wearable tech isn’t something many will want to do. Still, the Apple Watch Edition is hot.

If you can’t spend a cool ten grand for a smartwatch, a well-funded Kickstarter campaign might be your best bet. Midas Touch offers a gold plating system anyone with a stainless steel Apple Watch can use to get some extra bling.

It’s not a crazy new fad, either. While running a charge through your Apple Watch, you dust the wearable with a solution containing gold (included in the kit). It’s simple electrochemistry.

To get to the plating process, you’ll first need to give your Apple Watch a wipe down with a special solution meant to remove oils and dirt. After cleaning, your Apple Watch will need to be washed with a solution that uses dissolved nickel to neutralize the chromium in the Apple Watch casing, which allows the gold to bind to your watch.

It’s a bit late in the Kickstarter campaign for the $97 option, but you still have seven days left to drop $115 for a kit. We’re not sure how this will affect your warranty, so don’t be shocked if you get laughed out of the Apple Store should something go wrong later on.

Midas Touch Turns Your Apple Watch Gold For Under $100 [TechCrunch]

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