Cotodama and Saint Laurent team up for special Lyric Speaker Canvas

Visualize lyrics on a virtual record sleeve

Lyric Speaker Canvas is pure muso aesthetic
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Cotodama has teamed up with Saint Laurent to release a special edition version of its Lyric Speaker Canvas.

The speaker is designed to mimic the cover of a vinyl sleeve, and can display the lyrics of songs playing. It mines the PetitLyrics database to search the lyrics of the music you’re listening to and display them on the 22-inch, Transparent LCD screen.

It’s not a smart speaker, but it does offer plenty of connectivity. It connects via Wi-Fi to tap into Airplay and Spotify Connect, and has apps for all the major music services - including Amazon Music.

There’s two elements, 2x 20W speakers which sit in a unit at the back, and a jauntily-angled panel that’s designed like a record sleeve leaning against your shelf.

That’s the screen element – and has the power to visualize lyrics, not just display them. You can check that out in the video below.

The special edition Saint Laurent version brings an all-black design – which certainly is a visual step up from the original. But it also brings a step up in price. The new Saint Saint Laurent version costs €1,995 ($2,241) and can only be picked up at Saint Laurent stores in Los Angeles and Paris.

The standard speaker can be found on the official website, although stock appears to be sporadic.

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