Super thin, flexible display on every imaginable surface is inevitable – as many sci-fi TV shows and movies have predicted. The only question is “when?” Well, how about now? Louis Vuitton has recently demonstrated with a couple of prototype handbags that has flexible AMOLED displays built into them. And mind you, the display isn’t of poor resolution; the Parisian fashion house told Engadget that the AMOLED panel have a resolution of 1,920 by 1,440. No shabby at all.
Two prototype handbags, one with a single screen and another with two, were showcased at the brand’s Cruise 2020 Runway Show in NYC this week. For now, it appears to be pulling off random photos of cities from the Internet which means, the bags should be connected and possibly, works with an app to allow for customization.
You know what? This gives me an idea. If I could, I would upload an X-ray style image of the content inside the bag. Imagine duping people into believing your very expensive LV handbags have x-ray windows. That will be so freaking awesome! Or maybe we will just have a transparent bag? Anyways, it is more of a novelty now with no words if they will ever be made.
Whatever the fate is of this fashion-meet-tech luxury product, I am not sure it is as particularly “high tech,” TBH. Yes, it is true the bags do have flexible screen(s), but from the looks of it, it isn’t the paper thin future tech I have imagined. It looks rather unconvincing flexible, if you know what I mean. Plus, the display(s) against the background of the iconic LV monogram kind of sticks out like a sore thumb.
I am still looking forward to the a day when flexible display is truly flexible and thinner-than-paper that it can be made into a bag (or form into just about any shape) and therefore, turning the entire bag into a display. Imagine the ability to change classic LV monogram to the whatever new LV design whenever you fancy. That will be absolutely futuristic, don’t you think?
Images: Louis Vuitton.