Japanese company COTODAMA has partnered with the luxury brand Saint Laurent to obtain a limited-edition, all-black version of its Lyric Speaker Canvas, available only at the fashion house's Rive Droite stores. COTODAMA makes two types of Lyric speakers, both of which display the text of a song during music playback.
COTODAMA's Lyric Speaker Canvas was first released last year and the original has a silver and a black design. The silver backboard is the actual speaker, while the black frontboard is the screen where lyrics are displayed. It is a unit, but looks like two pieces and is meant to remind of the idea of record jackets leaning against your wall. The size is a bit bigger than an actual record cover, but not much. The Lyric Speaker Canvas is 1
When music is playing, the panel is linked to databases such as PetitLyrics to retrieve the lyrics of a song. Then the lyrics are displayed in time for the song and the mood of the song is analyzed to select fonts and animations. Blocky text that pops on the screen could be paired with a fat pop song, and a driving, handwritten script would be accompanied by a slow ballad. If no text can be found, the screen displays abstract animations that move in sync with the music instead. The COTODAMA website has a sophisticated interactive demonstration that lets you see how the lyrics for different types of songs are displayed.
The speaker connects via Wi-Fi with Airplay, Google Cast and Spotify Connect on the iOS side as well as Google Cast, and Spotify Connect if you have Android. If you're using Android, Amazon Music, Google Play Music, Spotify, and YouTube Music are compatible, and the iOS version also supports Apple Music and some other regional services like KK BOX.
Saint Laurent x Cotodama has created a new version of Limited Edition Black-on-Black Lyric Speaker that looks like vinyl records and keeps my mouth shut and takes my money ] This output of the speaker has the same technical data as the original, but is completely in black and provided with the Saint Laurent logo on the back. When you work in products that are all black, they immediately look more elegant, and this collaboration is no different. When Leica made a black monochrome camera, the result was stunning. The pure black OnePlus 3T was just as chic. It is also similar to another collaboration recently undertaken by Saint Laurent, in which the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A9 and A1 speakers were dipped in black.
If you want to buy this rare speaker, it costs hundreds of dollars more than the original version. In return, you get the pure black design and the Saint Laurent logo. Companies have not specified how many units will be produced, but it will cost you $ 1,995 ($ 2,241) and is available only at the Saint Laurent Rive Droite stores in Los Angeles and Paris.