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For $5,500 you could buy two Jet Skis or this Ethernet cable

For $5,500 you could buy two Jet Skis or this Ethernet cable
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A round-trip vacation for two to Tahiti would set you back somewhere around $5,500 depending on where you fly from. Or for that same price, you could buy a new matching pair of Jet Skis. Or you could buy this one 8-meter long Ethernet cable on Amazon.

It looks like a joke. We thought it might be a joke. It's not a joke.

AudioQuest's ultra-high-end 8-meter "Diamond" Ethernet cable is selling for $5,494.75 on Amazon. The name's a tad misleading - there are no diamonds involved, though the contacts are 100% "Perfect-Surface Silver."

The Diamond Ethernet cables are intended for audiophiles who want perfect sound coming through their wires with no data-loss. AudioQuest, the manufacturer, boasts of the "directional" importance of the cables - they have arrows on the connectors to ensure you have your data flowing in the optimal direction. Never mind that Ethernet cables by their very definition are bidirectional.

Next page: Read the manufacturer's pitch and hilarious Amazon customer reviews
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