CES 2019: House of Marley Joins the Smart Speaker Space

Christine Persaud

Published: 01/07/2019 08:50:01 AM EST in CES 2019

CES 2019: House of Marley Joins the Smart Speaker Space

The House of Marley will be launching seven new products at CES 2019, including a new version of the Get Together Mini with the Google Assistant.

"This year, we are taking our signature eco-conscious and recyclable materials and incorporating them into a number of brand firsts, from smart speaker technology and true wireless earbuds to our new flagship over-ear performance headphones," says Josh Poulsen, Director of Product Development at The House of Marley. "As we look ahead, we are going to be offering even more convenient connectivity for the way we listen to music. We are excited to be bringing a new feeling of innovation to the market through our sustainable materials and craftsmanship in a way that continues to redefine the CE audio space."

The Get Together Mini with the Google Assistant is a connected upgrade to the Get Together family of speakers. It is crafted using sustainable materials like natural bamboo, recyclable aluminum, and Marley's signature REWIND fabric composed of organic cotton, organic hemp, and recycled plastics rPET.

Built-in Google Assistant technology allows for hands-free voice control, while Google Cast integration allows for multi-room playback across supported Chromecast speakers and functionality with compatible apps.

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capable, it can also function as a USB power bank to charge your phone. It will be available starting August 2019 for a MAP of US$200.

House of Marley will also be showcasing the Stir It Up Wireless turntable (MAP US$250, September 2019), a Bluetooth version of the original device that is also crafted using bamboo, REWIND fabric, and recyclable aluminum. It is Bluetooth 5.0 capable with built in pre-amp and belt drive with auto start/stop for power

As a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree, the No Bounds XL portable Bluetooth speaker (MAP US$150) was introduced in October, but a new navy finish will debut at the show. It is made using naturally sustainable cork, which makes it lightweight, durable, naturally antimicrobial, and impermeable to water, and able to float.

In headphones, there's the new Liberate Air (US $150, July) are true wireless Bluetooth earbuds that are designed using bamboo, natural wood fiber composite, and REWIND fabric composed of 100% recycled PET. Offering up to seven hours of playtime, they are IPX4-rated for rain and sweat resistance. The compact case is designed with an auto on/off feature for seamless Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, and tap controls on the earbuds.

Offering an impressive 30-hour battery life, the Exodus over-ear wireless headphones (US$200, March) are the new flagships in the line. Made using sustainable FSC-certified wood, stainless steel, recyclable aluminum, and natural leather, they include Memory Foam ear cushions and have a foldable hinge design, on-board mic, and remote functionality.

The over-ear Exodus ANC (US$250, September) add active noise cancellation technology, and can run for up to 24 hours per charge with ANC and Bluetooth on, or up to 40 hours with just Bluetooth. They come with a protective case, and can fold to fit inside.

Also with a foldable design, Memory Foam ear cushions, and made from FSC certified wood, stainless steel REWIND fabric, and recyclable aluminum are the Redemption wireless headphones (US$100, July).

With the Project Marley platform, a charitable initiative contributing to the planting of trees through non-profit organization One Tree Planted to support global Reforestation, The House of Marley has contributed to the planting of 146,000 trees in areas including Indonesia, the Amazon rainforest, British Columbia, Florida and California since 2017.

Article Tags:  house of marley, speaker, audio, get together mini, google assistant, ces 2019, headphones


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