By Stacey Leasca
Aug 2, 2021
BORED OF THE BOSE you’ve come to expect in your room of the best luxury hotels? How’s this for a speaker to make your music-listening experience more stylish while traveling?
July brought the debut of the Louis Vuitton Horizon Light Up portable speaker, adding to its existing range of connected products. Clocking in at just one kilogram, thoughtfully designed with a leather strap, and accompanied by a protective pouch, the speaker is an ideal bit of bling to bring to pool or park days, or along for wherever your travels take you.
According to Louis Vuitton, its new speaker takes its shape from the Toupie (‘Spinning Top’) handbag, designed by its Artistic Director of Women’s Collections, Nicolas Ghesquière. “Just as the Toupie rewrote the rule book for evening bags, the Louis Vuitton Horizon Light Up speaker aims to reinvent the world of portable speakers,” the company said. It’s clad in noble leather and metal and boasts the brand’s famous logo throughout. It’s a piece so good-looking that it could just stand as a lovely artistic item in your home if you really wanted.
“Through superior sound quality and cutting-edge technology, the Louis Vuitton Horizon Light Up speaker really comes into its own through Louis Vuitton’s unconventional approach to creating beauty in an everyday object,” the company shared in a statement. “Not only does the speaker provide the ultimate audio-visual experience, it also represents the House’s skill in turning a utilitarian item into a work of art.”
“Only when the device is switched on does its purpose become obvious in an explosion of sound, light, and movement,” Louis Vuitton noted. “As the covered woofer vibrates like a heartbeat, a dynamic light-show synchronizes to the beat with a colorful digital interpretation of Louis Vuitton’s Iconic Monogram flower.”
The speaker is compatible with Apple AirPlay 2, and Qplay via Wi-Fi, and can be paired with other speakers to further amplify sound. It utilizes a USB-C charger through either the speaker or dock. On a full charge, it can provide up to 12 hours of playtime.
The speaker is now available on the Louis Vuitton website for US$2,890.
All photos courtesy of Louis Vuitton