With so many distractions fighting for our attention nowadays, finding the deep focus required to concentrate on any task can be a struggle. Canon's wireless Light & Speaker ML-A – a stylish Bluetooth speaker built from aluminium that doubles as a desktop lamp – aims to be a tool for concentration and creativity, but also for relaxing and unwinding.
Lyz Cooper, sound therapist and co-founder of the British Academy of Sound Therapy, believes in the potential of music to alter mood. She says it must be carefully composed for the desired effect, explaining that "the process of creativity and deep focus stimulates two parts of the brain, so it requires different sounds."
Lyz strongly advocates taking breaks as you work: "It's really important when you have that intense focus or you're working to a deadline, you've got to take brain breaks." On the Spotify playlist she has co-curated for the launch of the Light & Speaker ML-A, there is a track included that aims to help you "drift off for a while" – an essential tip for sustained focus.
This sleek speaker is not only a tool for productivity, but its versatility means you can pick it up like a lantern and take it anywhere you please around your house. And thanks to its stylish, minimalistic aesthetic and choice of two colours (silver or black), it's sure to complement the decor of any room you choose to place it in.