That’s.. a little unnecessary..

We still have a ways to go before the launch date of the Apple iPad, and already designers are creating pricey cases, frames, etc.

The one pictured here? Only 11.43 carats of diamonds, hand-set in a micro-pave styling.

The price? $20,000. The unit itself runs for approximately $600. I couldn’t even fathom our wealthy celebs sporting this sort of “trendy” look for their tablet iPods. Insanity, I tell you.

You wanted it, and you’ll get it – Motion Control Wars

Hands-free, or motion controllers? Your decision. If you are an avid Nintendo Wii player, then the Sony PlayStation Move will seem comfortable to you, as the next evolution of wireless controller movement for the hardcore gamers. However, as I’ve mentioned a few times before, Microsoft is moving in a different direction with the Xbox Natal, a controller-less environment for those wishing to experience..something new.

A high-ranking exec at Sega is predicting that the Natal will draw some top-notch content. “My guess is that in the next two years plus, you will see some brilliant innovations [with Natal],” Michael Hayes, the president of Sega West, said in an interview with the gaming magazine CVG. Hayes went on to stress that Sega would be supporting both Project Natal and the PlayStation Move – he said that his company would release “several” games compatible with the systems “from around the end of this year and into 2011.”

Coming this fall you should see huge advertisement for both gaming systems. Which will you decide? Or will you be left behind in the days gone by, of controllers? Hopefully you’re at least no longer wired. Over the next 6 months I’ll be interested in new developments for both systems, but especially the Natal since it seems one evolutionary step past the Move.