LAS VEGAS — Bob Marley sang, “make way for that positive day.” As 2012 gets underway, The House of Marley, a collection of premium quality, earth-friendly personal audio products, is making way for new designs and products to enjoy the music that moves you.
Blessed with a warm reception worldwide upon its retail launch in 2011, The House of Marley will showcase its newest collection of Marley headphones for 2012 at the International Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas this week, while providing a first look at final production docking stations and speakers which will be sold beginning in February.
House of Marley products are manufactured by Commerce Township-based Homedics.
“We take seriously the responsibility that comes with applying the Marley name to any product, particularly audio equipment, and we are extremely pleased with the positive feedback we’ve received from all corners of the Earth to our initial collection of Marley headphones,” said Rohan Marley on behalf of the Marley family. “We want to give people new ways to experience the sounds of their favorite songs, while giving back to the people and the planet through our non-profit organization, 1Love.org. Our father taught us everything we do has to give back, to complete the circle. It’s not enough to make earth-friendly products; we need to support programs that do good and take action.”
The House of Marley donates 5 percent of annual profits to 1Love.org, the global movement sparked by the Marley family that provides funding to charities and causes focused on youth, planet and peace. Marley headphones are currently available in markets worldwide including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Hong Kong, Korea, South America and the Caribbean with planned expansion into the rest of Europe and the Middle East in 2012.
“It has been a fantastic experience taking The House of Marley from country to country and seeing how the universal messages of peace, love and unity transcend all languages and cultures,” said Alon Kaufman, CEO, The House of Marley. “We’re part of a movement at which the Marley family is at the forefront to offer exceptional audio and lifestyle products that can satisfy your soul and move you to action.”
New for 2012
Beginning 2012, The House of Marley will expand its three Marley collections — Jammin’, Freedom and Destiny — that embody the Marley family’s values of equality, unity, authenticity, sustainability and charity. The Marley Jammin’ collection brings a joyful vibe through a colorful and vibrant style, as well as a solid performance designed for youth. Marley Freedom delivers a high-end audio experience through modern and soulful design sensibilities. Marley Destiny combines pro-level audio components with beautiful, natural, and premium materials for music lovers seeking a heightened listening experience.
Marley Jammin’ Dock: Bag of Rhythm (MSRP $349.99; on sale February) — This portable speaker system provides the way to bring the Marley spirit, way of thinking and music wherever you go. It’s made from Forest Stewardship Council-certified, sustainably sourced wood with a bag made from cotton. It’s equipped with an iPod and iPhone docking and charging station, and two 4.5-inch speakers with two 1-inch tweeters and a long-throw woofer that plays the music loud and proud.
Marley Jammin’ Headphones: Riff: In ear headphones (MSRP $19.99, available summer) with a recycled plastic body, one size eco-foam tips and multiple colors Lively Up: In ear headphones (MSRP $29.999, available usmmer) featuring a recycled plastic body, sporty design, designed to work with the geometry of your outer ear to deliver great performance without isolating you from the outside environment while exercising, and multiple colors. Little Bird: Over ear headphones (MSRP $49.99, available summer) with ultra thin and lightweight stainless steel frame design, and covered in earth-friendly fabric.
Marley Freedom Dock: Get Up Stand Up (MSRP $299.99; on sale February) — Made from a curved, solid piece of FSC-certified, sustainably sourced wood held to the highest standard of environmental protection and care, the Freedom collection Get Up Stand Up speaker dock can be used with an iPod, iPad, and iPhone, and gives you a natural sound and look. The dock also comes with two aux-in connections to use with other non-Apple devices. It delivers strong audio and makes the bass shine with two 4.5-inch drivers, long-throw woofer and two 1-inch dome tweeters.
Marley Freedom headphones Rhythm: on-ear headphones (MSRP $179.99; available summer) feature a hidden sizing system for a custom look and feel; ear cup attachment design that allows for excellent fit and comfort, with the flexibility of the ear cup pivoting mechanism conforms to the angles of your head and ears, and the soft ear cups produce superior comfort; and a cover of earth-friendly fabric. Flight: over-ear headphones (MSRP $199.99; available summer) featuring premium style and sound, and fit and size adjustment design details that allow for premium comfort and isolation, and a cover of earth-friendly fabric.
Marley Destiny Dock One Foundation (MSRP $599.99; available summer) — This Destiny collection One Foundation premium sound system is designed for environmentally conscious music connoisseurs. The elegantly designed speaker system, featuring Airplay wireless technology, is made from beautifully polished and sculpted FSC-certified wood, giving a dramatic, yet natural look and feel. There are two aux-in connections so you can connect with other non-Apple devices, and it comes with a remote control for easy listening. Literally no detail is overlooked. It’s the pinnacle of earth-friendly design and legendary technology with performance that will spread joy to any home.
Marley products come with the Marley “Signature” Sound, incorporating more than 30 years of audio expertise into the design of the acoustics of their audio products. It is the goal of The House of Marley to produce audio products with smooth, powerful bass, mids with stunning presence, and an energized high-end that brings songs to life. Each product undergoes custom tuning for its particular size, shape and material.
The House of Marley, besides expanding on its Marley audio line, will stay true to its lifestyle roots by introducing watches, bags and other accessories at CES 2012.
All products will be available on the new House of Marley Web site, which boasts a cleaner, more user-friendly interface that allows users to quickly find and purchase the product(s) they are looking for. Visit www.HouseofMarley.com to learn more.
Working together for a better world, The House of Marley was created from the belief in Bob Marley’s vision of “One Love,” offering a range of earth-friendly, innovative audio electronics and lifestyle products that adhere to the Marley family core values: equality, unity, authenticity, sustainability and charity. The House of Marley donates five percent of its annual profits to 1Love.org. The epicenter of a global movement, 1Love.org is dedicated to spreading Bob Marley’s message of unity and peace by lifting up a new generation of “young gongs” to strike the hammer for charities, causes and ideas that can change the world.