Ok, so let’s assume you love music, you are a big fan of reggae king Bob Marley and you need a new set of stylish headphones. The CES 2011 has just brought you the solution you were looking for.
The House of Marley headphones range has been designed by the family of the late, great Jamaican singer songwriter in conjunction with HoMedics.
There are some different models available, all with names that summon up the man, his music and his principles; Destiny, Freedom and Jammin’
Apart from a very neat design there are also noteworthy ecological features at work here. First up everything that be made from recycled or recyclable material is. Materials such as bamboo, recycled aluminium, hemp (ahem), leather and FSC certified wood have been sued. The packaging is also recyclable and comes with a bit of friendly advice about how to dispose of things in a way which doesn’t damage the environment.
The littlest earbuds in the range start at around $30 while the big headphones are priced from $60 to $300. A percentage of each sale goes to the noble 1Love foundation which aims to promote peace on the planet and help the youth of the world.
Another nice initiative is that the House of Marley spokespeople say that they are going to give jobs to people in developing countries by giving them the skills to produce environmentally friendly products such as these headphones.
As you might expect, the headphone give a good sound and work best when used with reggae songs which include the classic deep bass sound. Ideal for listening to Bob Marley songs then.
For now you can pre order the headphones you prefer from the firm’s own website. If they turn out to be a roaring success can we expect more products from the House of Marley?