From luxury fashion to travel goods, Louis Vuitton has proven to be more than just a clothing brand – it’s a lifestyle. Now, the French company takes that ethos a step further, making its mark on the audio industry with the launch of its Horizon speaker one year after the release of its earbuds.
Louis Vuitton is known to go beyond expectations and the Horizon Speaker is certainly imbued with that imaginative spirit. Inspired by the Maison’s Toupie handbag’s unique shape, the audio device perfectly embodies the brand’s elegance and innovative nature all in one.
The speaker follows the success of the Horizon Wireless Headphones as the latest in the company’s Connected Objects collection of tech accessories. Its design is daring, taking the shape of a black spinning top embossed with LV’s monogram. More than just a pretty thing to look at, it uses a cutting-edge, 360-degree sound system and wireless connectivity compatible with several different devices and networks. Weighing only 1kg with an 18cm diameter, the reasonably-sized speaker provides high-quality, far-reaching sound both indoors and outdoors.
With regards to its more technical features, it packs a three-inch subwoofer, two 0.75-inch tweeters, three microphones for voice calls, up to 15 hours of playback off a charge, an included charging/display dock, and both Bluetooth 5.1 and AirPlay 2 for wireless audio. It even charges via USB-C.
Its LED features are customizable, so you can synchronize lights with the beat to give your favourite music more life. Embedded with three different animations and seven colourways, the Louis Vuitton Connect app allows full control over all the speaker’s functions and combinations.
Staying true to the brand’s travel-inspired roots, a black strap is attached to the speaker making it a perfect portable accessory so that wherever you go, the music follows. The matte black finish and stainless steel accents give the speaker its sleek look, and the iconic Louis Vuitton monogram is etched throughout the entire design.
As a bonus, when you’re not jamming out to your favourite artist, the elegant design serves as a fashionable, discreet interior decor piece when it is placed on its accompanying dock.
The Louis Vuitton Horizon speaker retails for $2890 and is available to order now from LV’s website, although it won’t ship until July 31st.