This Week’s Must-Haves: Gear for Your Summer Getaway

This week, the Adweek staff is highlighting a connected speaker that displays nearly any song lyrics, a picnic basket perfect for two and more summer must-haves. Take a look!


Lyric Speaker, approximately $3,000

Bring your favorite songs to life with the Wi-Fi-connected Lyric Speaker. Designed by Japanese creative firm SIX Inc., the Lyric automatically displays the lyrics of more than 120 million songs on its translucent LCD screen when played via almost any smartphone app. By detecting the tune's mood and structure, the speaker even tailors its graphics to suit the song—for example, using softer text for a more mellow song or a larger font for an energetic one. The Lyric's sound quality is equally impressive, boasting high-resolution audio and two renewable coaxial loudspeakers.



Sunnylife Picnic Basket, $75

Perfectly sized for a party of two, Sunnylife's woven banana leaf picnic basket holds all the essentials needed for an al fresco luncheon—including a bottle of wine.

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Thomas Paul Lobster Pouch, $12

Ideal for stashing your summer essentials, this canvas pouch from textile designer Thomas Paul features a hand-screened nautical design and is lined with PVC, so you won't have to worry about spilled sunscreen or wet bathing suits.

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Lindroth Design Lyford Tote, $195

Here's one way to ensure that no one accidentally swipes your beach bag this summer: add a pair of hand-painted initials. Bahamas-based interior designer Amanda Lindroth's woven totes and clutches can be customized in an array of colors with the monogram (or word) of your choosing.

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Harry Barker Boat Shoe Canvas Dog Toy $12

Got a shoe-loving pup? Give him his own pair to chew on instead of risking your own. These fun "boat shoes" from Harry Barker are made from durable cotton canvas and backed with soft fleece, and unlike those other chewed-up toys, will look right at home at your seaside summer house.

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Bowers & Wilkins x Burberry T7 Gold Edition, $985

Portable speakers don't get much chicer than Bowers & Wilkins' T7 Gold Edition. Housed in a tan or black suede-lined leather case designed by Burberry and hand sewn in Italy, the wireless T7 features high-resolution Bluetooth aptX audio and runs for up to 18 hours on a single charge. 

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This story first appeared in the July 11, 2016 issue of Adweek magazine.
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