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Published: Monday March 3, 2014 MYT 10:25:00 AM
Updated: Monday March 3, 2014 MYT 10:49:17 AM

Turn your old suitcases into portable speakers

‘La Valise musicale’ transforms old luggage into portable speakers. – AFP

‘La Valise musicale’ transforms old luggage into portable speakers. – AFP

They can even be custom-made.

A YOUNG French entrepreneur recycles old suitcases, briefcases and even violin cases into portable sound systems.

Dubbed “La Valise Musicale” (“The Musical Suitcase”), this new vintage and eco-friendly speaker has a jack that allows users to plug in a phone, MP3 player, PC or tablet. The output ranges from 15 to 40 watts depending on the model selected, all of which can be used with traditional or rechargeable batteries, or through a wall outlet.

Any piece of old luggage can be recycled into a vintage-chic portable speaker. – AFP
Any piece of old luggage can be recycled into a vintage-chic portable speaker. – AFP

Handmade, each of these artisanal sound systems is unique. Matthieu Lecouvey, who is behind the concept, invites clients to send him their old luggage, which he then repurposes and brings into the modern era.

Each product is labelled with its own name and number, making it even more unique.

An added advantage: even once its amps and speakers have been installed, the case can still be used to transport a few personal effects.

For a custom estimate: Valisemusicale.com. – AFP Relaxnews

Daft Moroder from Valise Musicale on Vimeo.


Tags / Keywords: Lifestyle, suitcases, bags, design, portable speakers, La Valise Musicale, Matthieu Lecouvey

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