Ralph Lauren ‘LED Light’ Ricky

ralph_lauren_led-light-ricky You think you’ve seen it all until something like this comes along that confounds your mind for all of 3 minutes. Described as ‘the Ricky with light’, it got me all excited. Would it be strung on the interior with a tiny row of festive fairy lights? Maybe, a single bulb that can change colours according to your mood? Or perhaps even glow blue when there are orcs nearby.

Sadly, it was not to be. Simply put, ‘with light’ is actually a rechargeable battery that’s included as part of the bag, one that powers an internal LED light that helps you find your bits and bobs in the dark, as well as the added function of a USB port that would allow you to charge your smartphone.

In other words, it’s a portable charger that comes with a light-emitting diode. No string of fairy lights, nothing to warn you against orcs nearby. Which begs the question. As useful as this might be, how different would it be from using my iPhone6Plus to light my bag’s interior whenever I can’t find anything?

Priced at USD5000 and available for pre-order via Ralph Lauren Marina Bay Sands now, it will be officially available at selected Ralph Lauren boutiques worldwide come February 2015. And just in case you didn’t already know, Ricky bags are pricier to begin with (crafted by artisans every step of the way with up to 12 hours just to make one bag), the retail price probably doesn’t have anything to do with the added rechargeable battery. Especially when it’s useless against orcs.

Image: Ralph Lauren

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