Louis Vuitton has unveiled the following experiment for tech products: a $ 2,890 Horizon Light Up speaker that looks less like a gadget or a piece of high fashion and more like an artifact of untold cosmic power from the next Marvel movie.
According to Louis Vuitton, the idea is that the Horizon speaker serves as the artistic centerpiece of your living room or outfit, a unique blend of fashion and technology designed to challenge what a portable speaker should look like, a goal to which it no doubt belongs.
But between the glass, stainless steel and leather construction, 35 LEDs and the brand’s traditional symbols and logos plastered on virtually every surface of the speaker, the overall impact is less of the unobtrusive, high-end speaker that companies like Bang & Co. Olufsen are better known for. ” Eldritch space object “. Since I don’t have a cool $ 2,890 lying down to buy and unpack a Horizon speaker, I can’t confirm with 100 percent certainty if any of the Infinity Stones are inside, though.
The company says the Horizon speaker is inspired by a similar Earth-shaped Toupie handbag that has a similar, UFO-stylish design (and is otherwise sold in the corresponding $ 2,000 plus price range).
Despite its strange appearance and astronomical price tag, Louis Vuitton really seems to have built a pretty nice speaker, at least technically. The Horizon features a 3-inch subwoofer, two 0.75-inch tweeters, three microphones for voice calls, up to 15 hours of no-charge playback, a included charging / display dock, and both Bluetooth 5.1 and AirPlay 2 for wireless audio. It even charges via USB-C. Of course, these are all things you hope to see almost at least on a speaker that costs nearly $ 3,000.
The Louis Vuitton Horizon Light Up speaker is now available to order from the Louis Vuitton website, even though it won’t be available until July 31 – assuming Mad Titan doesn’t grab them all first.