Yamaha Design “Synapses” YVC-200
A portable speakerphone enables natural remote communication no matter where you work.
To prevent the microphone at the front from interfering with the speaker at the rear, the YVC-200 features a gentle incline sloping down from the rear to the front of the device in a gentle shape reminiscent of a seashell. Additionally, the direction and spacing of voice inputs and outputs have been adjusted to provide superior sound control.
To give the structure an overall feeling of unity, the seam joining the upper and lower casing is thickest at the front, growing gradually thinner and smoother towards the rear. Together, the different textures of the case and components create a harmony that gives the product in its entirety a pleasing ambiance.
The switches and jacks have been integrated with the body of the YVC-200 to soften the mechanical impression it projects, in order to give the product a gentler image that does not dominate the surrounding area. It also features soft LED lighting and gentle operating sounds.
Compact and equipped with an internal battery, the YVC-200 slips neatly into your bag. It also fits nicely in the hand, allowing it to be taken anywhere with ease. The gentle swelling of the surfaces is intended to suggest its functional internal structure, giving users a feeling for the quality of its sound.
- Toshihide Suzuki
- Yamaha Design Laboratory