The House of Marley Launches Premium, Eco-Conscious “MARLEY” Audio Electronics Collection at CES 2011

The Marley Family Spreads Bob Marley’s Vision of One Love, One World; Shipping to Retailers Q2 2011

2011 International CES:The House of Marley
2011 International CES

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich.--()--United by music to create a better world and spread Bob Marley’s vision of One Love, One World, the family of Bob Marley, in partnership with HoMedics, will unveil its first collection of audio electronics products from The House of Marley at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas at Booth #7917, January 6-9, 2011. The premier MARLEY audio electronics products will ship to retailers in the second quarter of 2011. For more information, visit http://www.thehouseofmarley.com.

The House of Marley delivers premium quality, eco-conscious products that embody Bob Marley’s and the Marley family’s values of equality, unity, authenticity, sustainability and charity. MARLEY is comprised of three collections — Jammin’, Freedom, and Destiny — and features earbuds, headphones, docking stations, speakers and boom boxes. Suggested retail prices range from $29.99 to $499.99, offering superior audio products for “young gongs” to “conscious connoisseurs.”

“Our father shared his vision with our family and his fans through the gift of the messages in his music and it is our mission and responsibility to push the movement forward,” said Cedella Marley, Bob Marley’s daughter. “The House of Marley and the MARLEY audio products that bear our family name were created to spread our father’s music and vision to a new generation.”

“We’ve spent the past year working with the Marley family to create The House of Marley and to meticulously design a collection of MARLEY audio products that are true to the vision of hope, unity and peace Bob Marley shared through his music and that is carried on by his family,’ said Alon Kaufman, CEO, The House of Marley. “The House of Marley will deliver products and encourage participation in meaningful activities that satisfy your soul.”

Four guiding principles are central to turning Bob’s ideals into actions and his principles into products at The House of Marley: Superior Quality, Sustainably Sourced, Cause Minded and Waste Conscious.

Superior Quality: Bob was a master at his craft and The House of Marley aims for the same excellence in everything it creates. Using reggae music as the test by which all MARLEY products are made, bass is the driving force in every product. That doesn’t mean we’ve neglected the highs either. MARLEY products aim for authenticity and you can hear it in every instrument and vocal. MARLEY products are made to withstand even the most active lifestyle and to emulate Bob – timeless.

Sustainably Sourced: The House of Marley’s goal is to create high-quality products in the most ethical and environmentally positive way. MARLEY audio products are made with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified wood, the highest standard for wood and forest products, and use recycled and recyclable aluminums and plastics. The House of Marley is continuously searching for the highest-quality, lowest environmentally impactful materials the world has to offer.

Cause Minded: A portion of proceeds will benefit 1Love.org, a not-for-profit business created with the Marley family to create awareness and a sustainable flow of contributions to benefit 1Love.org-supported charities that empower youth, protect our planet and encourage global peace. Learn more at 1Love.org

Waste Conscious: The House of Marley creates eco-conscious products that aim to be sustainable, renewable and recyclable. But one thing it’s not about creating is waste. Each MARLEY product is packaged using pulp or recycled and recyclable material, so it can avoid the waste stream and manifest into something useful again. In addition, MARLEY earbuds and headphones come with storage bags made from natural fibers, such as cotton and hemp.

MARLEY PRODUCTS: JAMMIN’, FREEDOM AND DESTINY

The House of Marley consists of a tiered “good, better, best” product strategy that allows for a wide bandwidth in product, price point and retail destinations, while engaging three distinct consumer segments. MARLEY earbuds are small, compact and prepared to take on the heaviest bass. MARLEY headphones look good, sound good and make you feel good. MARLEY docks and speakers help you share the music, delivering powerful audio for home and on the go.

MARLEY JAMMIN’: brings the joyful Jamaican vibe to life through colorful, vibrant style and solid performance designed for ‘young gongs’.

MARLEY Jammin’ Earbuds deliver rich sound reproduction from in-ear headphones that embody youthful style, reflect the colors of the islands, and respect our planet with use of eco-friendly materials. Available in four varieties (Smile Jamaica, Satisfy My Soul, People Get Ready, and Midnight Ravers), each in multiple colors, and featuring:

  • In-Ear Design: directs sound into the ear canal for deep bass and extended frequency response.
  • 20Hz – 20kHz Frequency Response: offers authentic sound reproduction.
  • Dynamic MicroSpeaker: with neodymium magnet for sound reinforcement.
  • 4-Foot Cord: for easy movement while listening to your music.
  • 3 sizes of soft silicone tips: provides a comfortable fit.
  • One-button mic (select styles): for easy operation and adjustments.
  • FSC-certified wood and other eco-friendly fabrics and materials

MARLEY Jammin’ Headphones deliver high-performance, comfortable fit, edgy design, and environmental responsibility. Available in six varieties (including Soul Rebel, Easy Skanking, and One Love), each in multiple colors, and featuring:

  • On-Ear and Over-the-Ear Designs: with foam ear cushions for long-lasting comfort
  • 20Hz – 20kHz Frequency Response: offers authentic sound reproduction.
  • 40mm-50mm Dynamic, moving coil speaker driver: with neodymium magnet for sound reinforcement.
  • One-button wooden mic (select styles): for easy operation and adjustments.
  • 4-Foot Cord: for easy movement while listening to your music.
  • FSC-certified wood and other eco-friendly materials.

The MARLEY Jammin’ Top Rankin’ Speaker enhances your iPhone or computer audio in a compact, self-contained and eco-conscious speaker. Available in one color variation, featuring:

  • 100Hz – 20kHz Frequency Response: offers authentic sound reproduction.
  • 2” Speaker and passive radiator: impressive sound and powerful bass.
  • Aux-in connection: Plug in to your iPhone, iPad, iPod or other mobile device and feel alright.
  • Battery-operated: easy portability.
  • FSC-certified wood, recyclable aluminum housing, and other eco-friendly materials.

The MARLEY Jammin’ Roots Rock Speakerbag lets you take your music “to go” by connecting this uniquely designed Speakerbag to an iPod or any audio device. Available in six stylish bag designs, featuring:

  • iPod/iPhone Docking/Charging: enhance the sound of your music without sacrificing battery life.
  • FM Radio: versatile audio system.
  • 60Hz – 20kHz Frequency Response: offers authentic sound reproduction.
  • AC adapter or battery-operated: can be used at home or easily portable.
  • DSP Sound Processing: sound is enhanced for a greater listening experience.
  • 4” speakers, 1” tweeter, 36 watts: provides rich, powerful bass.
  • FSC-certified wood and other eco-friendly materials.

MARLEY FREEDOM: delivers a high-end audio experience through modern, soulful design sensibilities.

MARLEY Freedom Earbuds deliver exceptional sound and sleek design, while great attention is paid to environmental responsibility in their construction. Available in four varieties (including Redemption Song, Conqueror, Sun Is Shining, and Buffalo Soldier), each in multiple colors, and featuring:

  • In-Ear Design: directs sound into the ear canal for deep bass and extended frequency response.
  • 20Hz – 20kHz Frequency Response: offers authentic sound reproduction.
  • Integrated microphone with three-button Apple controls: use with iPhone and iPod to manage voice and music control without having to reach for the device.
  • 9.2mm Dynamic MicroSpeaker: with neodymium magnet for sound reinforcement.
  • 4-Foot Cord: for easy movement while listening to your music.
  • 3 sizes of soft silicone tips: provides a comfortable fit.
  • FSC-certified wood, aluminum housings, and other eco-friendly materials.

MARLEY Freedom Headphones provide dynamic sound from unique designs in styles that make significant use of eco-conscious materials. Available in three varieties (Exodus, Stir It Up, and Revolution), each in multiple colors, and featuring:

  • Over-the-Ear Design: with foam ear cushions for long-lasting comfort.
  • 20Hz – 30kHz Frequency Response: offers authentic sound reproduction.
  • 40mm Dynamic, moving coil speaker driver: with neodymium magnet for sound reinforcement.
  • Integrated microphone with three-button Apple controls: use with iPhone and iPod to manage voice and music control without having to reach for the device.
  • 4-Foot Cord: for easy movement while listening to your music with DJ extension.
  • FSC-certified wood, aluminum housings/bands, and other eco-friendly materials.

The MARLEY Freedom Stand Up, Get Up Speaker Dock delivers strong sound, compatibility with external audio devices, and use of eco-friendly materials in a sleekly designed, gorgeous wood iPod speaker dock. Features include:

  • iPod/iPhone/iPad Docking and Charging: enhance the sound of your music as your device maintains a charge.
  • 4” drivers and 1” dome tweeters: produces powerful bass.
  • Speaker output of 25 watts x 2: provides unparalleled sound.
  • Aux-in connection: can be used to enhance other devices, including your television.
  • DSP Sound Processing: sound is enhanced for a greater listening experience.
  • FSC-certified wood and other eco-friendly materials.

MARLEY DESTINY: combines pro-level audio components with beautiful, natural, premium materials for music lovers seeking a heightened listening experience.

MARLEY Destiny Earbuds treat music with the kindness and warmth that it treats us. Destiny earbuds offer the sophistication of sound that will satisfy even the most trained ear and because they’re made with eco-friendly materials, you get the feeling of the music and the feeling of the lifestyle you lead. Available in three varieties (Iron, Lion, and Zion), each in multiple colors, and featuring:

  • In-Ear Design: directs sound into the ear canal for deep bass and extended frequency response.
  • 20Hz – 20kHz Frequency Response: offers authentic sound reproduction.
  • Integrated microphone with three-button Apple controls: use with iPhone and iPod to manage voice and music control without having to reach for the device.
  • 9.2mm Dynamic MicroSpeaker : with neodymium magnet for sound reinforcement.
  • 4-Foot Cord: for easy movement while listening to your music.
  • Two kinds of soft silicone tip: for a more customized fit there are Regular tips in 3 sizes and Tiered tips in 3 sizes.
  • FSC-certified wood, aluminum housing and in-line controller, and other eco-friendly materials.

MARLEY Destiny Trenchtown Rock Headphones are truly an achievement. They represent the culmination of natural materials and technology coming together to make beautiful music in a striking, sophisticated, eco-friendly design. An experience that will satisfy the soul with features including:

  • Noise-Cancellation technology: actively reduces external noise for crystal-clear sound.
  • Enhanced Over-the-Ear Design: headband with hinged ear cups and breathable, plush ear pads for luxurious comfort.
  • 20Hz – 20kHz Frequency Response: provides faithful sound reproduction.
  • 40mm Dynamic, moving coil speaker driver: delivers rich transient response.
  • Integrated microphone with three-button Apple controls: use with iPhone and iPod to manage voice and music control without having to reach for the device.
  • 4 – 10 Foot Cord: for easy movement while listening to your music with DJ extension.
  • Aluminum and stainless housing, leather headband and other eco-friendly materials.

About The House of Marley:

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 eco-conscious, innovative audio electronics products that adhere to the Marley family core values: equality, unity, authenticity, sustainability and charity. A portion of proceeds from The House of Marley will benefit 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. For more information visit www.thehouseofmarley.com and www.1Love.org.

About HoMedics:

HoMedics is the number one name in health and wellness around the world and a leading manufacturer of consumer electronics products under the Taylor, Salter, The Sharper Image, Black & Decker, Powermat, and HDMX Audio brand names, among others. Created with the highest quality components, HoMedics invests in the latest technological advances to provide products dedicated to restoring everyday balance and fulfilling consumer needs. Visit http://www.homedics.com.

NOTE TO EDITORS: A comprehensive digital press kit for The House of Marley, including detailed product catalog and high-resolution images, is available at http://www.thehouseofmarley.com/CES.

Contacts

Blue Wolf Communications
Mike Rosen, 516-767-WOLF (9653)
Mobile: 516-647-1348
mrosen@bluewolfcomm.com
or
Gregg Hirschorn, 516-767-WOLF (9653)
Mobile: 516-903-9204 (Gregg)
ghirschorn@bluewolfcomm.com

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The family of Bob Marley created its first collection of audio electronics products to unite the world through music and help Bob Marley's vision of One Love, One World.

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Contacts

Blue Wolf Communications
Mike Rosen, 516-767-WOLF (9653)
Mobile: 516-647-1348
mrosen@bluewolfcomm.com
or
Gregg Hirschorn, 516-767-WOLF (9653)
Mobile: 516-903-9204 (Gregg)
ghirschorn@bluewolfcomm.com