When it comes to making you feel good about the product you’re buying, few companies do it like House of Marley. Since their 2012 CES debut the family of legendary artist Bob Marley has been continuing to spread the joy of music with products made from recycled materials, and giving proceeds of the profits to good causes along the way. This year House of Marley returns with three new rugged products that stay true to the company vision: the No Bounds speaker, No Bounds Sport speaker, and the Uprise headphones.
No Bounds Speaker
The first product to be unveiled is a small Bluetooth speaker similar to the popular JBL Clip 2. And like the Clip 2, the No Bounds speaker was designed for adventures. It has an IP67 build meaning it’s dust resistant and waterproof so if you drop it in a pool or a river you won’t have to worry. Unless you don’t get to it in time and it sinks to the bottom, then you’re on your own. Made of recycled plastic lightweight cork, the No Bounds speaker is perfect for hanging out poolside or even attaching to your pack on a day hike thanks to the built-in carabiner clip up top. House of Marley claims you’ll get a sold 10 hours of constant playback out of this. You’ll be able to pick it up later this year in April for $69.
No Bounds Sport speaker
If you want bigger and better sound and don’t mind sacrificing some portability, then the No Bounds Sport speaker might be for you. You’ll get the same IP67 dust resistant and waterproof proof that you’ll find in the smaller No Bounds, but because of the slightly bigger size House of Marley was able to incorporate some nifty features into this one. For one you’ll get 360-degree sound so you can hear your music plainly regardless of where you’re standing in relation to the speaker, but even more interesting is that it comes with optional storage in the base. Build materials include their signature REGRIND cork and REWIND upcycled fabric made from hemp and plastic bottles, and you’ll also get a battery life of around 12 hours here. The No Bounds Sport speaker will be going on sale just in time for summer this May for $119.
Uprise Wireless Headphones
The last product to be announced are a pair of Bluetooth in-ears meant to be your new gym buddy. These ‘buds feature over-ear hooks to keep them from falling off while you exercise and even come with fin tips for extra security if you tend to have trouble with fit. Like any self-respecting pair of workout headphones these have sweat and weather resistance in the form of an IPX5 certification. As always these are also made of recycled materials, this time in the form of recycled non-toxic silicone and wood fiber composite resin. If you want to make these your next pair of workout ‘buds you’ll have to wait until June of 2018 and be willing to spend $99.
As part of the company’s efforts to remain socially conscious, House of Marley is also partnering with the non-profit One Tree Planted. So some of the money gained from each House of Marley item sold this year will go towards planting new trees. Not a bad way to honor the vision of Bob Marley.