Louis Vuitton Horizon Light Up
High-end fashion labels are making their way into gadgets entertainment. There are new Saint Laurent headphones and speakers in collaboration with Bang & Olufsen, and today’s news is about Louis Vuitton’s speaker.
Horizon Light Up, speaker or bag?
If the cobranding agreements between haute couture and electronics houses have taught us anything, it’s that utility is no longer the most important factor. When it comes to electronic sound technology, it is true that good audio quality is crucial. But it’s not everything if Louis Vuitton is the one who designed the gizmo. As a result, the new Horizon Light Up speaker mimics the form of its Toupie bag, turning it into a true work of art.
Style and elegance emerge from the closet (literally) to infuse the splendor of the catwalks into the interiors of our homes. This is why the Horizon Light Up speaker was inspired by the Toupie model, designed by Nicolas Ghesquière in 2019. The device not only replicates the bag’s UFO shape (which includes the chain to be carried), but also the pattern of the cloth that covers it.
The top of the speaker is surrounded by a crown of lights, which is adorned with the famous Louis Vuitton monogram. When the device is turned on, seven different colors are shown, changing hue as the music is played. The Vuitton emblem is imprinted on the grille, which lights up at the same time as the ring that crowns the speaker.
Signature materials by Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton’s signature materials are upper leather and aluminum. So it’s no surprise to see them in these high-end speakers. The device is held in place by a bracket on the bottom, which ensures 360o sound. Similarly, the leather strap that hangs from the upper half makes it simple to carry it wherever you choose.
The Horizon Light Up may be associated and connected by Bluetooth, Wifi, ApplePlay 2, and other devices. For a few weeks now, fashion and technology fans have been picking it up, yet only a select few can afford it.
The Horizon Light Up speaker is made of metal and leather with the signature Louis Vuitton LV logo and a flower embossed in leather on top of the gunmetal stainless steel speaker grille.
When the speaker is in use, a brilliant light show synced to the beat of the music appears on the top ring, including 23 digital LED renditions of Monogram Flower. A tempered glass touch control bar rests vertically in the center of the speaker, with 12 LED-etched Louis Vuitton letters.
A 3-inch woofer and two 0.75-inch tweeters are housed inside the Horizon Light Up Speaker. It has a frequency range of 60Hz to 16kHz and provides 360-degree sound when upright and directional sound when sideways using the rubber feet. There’s Bluetooth on board, as well as Apple AirPlay 2 and Qplay, and the Louis Vuitton Connect app has a few more features and functionalities.
The rotary knob is synchronized with the lighted LEDs to regulate volume, and there are three on-board microphones for voice calls. It is supposed to have a 15-hour battery life.
The Louis Vuitton Horizon Light Up speaker will cost you almost $3000.
Images: Louis Vuitton