HOUSE OF MAR­LEY LAUNCHES NEW OUT­DOOR SPEAK­ERS

SmartHouse - - FIRST LOOK // HOUSE OF MARLEY - Writ­ten by ROMA CHRIS­TIAN

Eco-friendly man­u­fac­turer, House of Mar­ley, has re­leased its new ‘No Bounds’ series in Aus­tralia – IP67 cer­ti­fied wa­ter­proof speak­ers which take on the likes of Ul­ti­mate Ears’ Boom and JBL’s CLIP.

First un­veiled at CES 2018, the new ‘No Bounds’ range in­cor­po­rates “con­sciously har­vested” cork, and claims to be Mar­ley’s most rugged out­door series yet.

The ‘No Bounds’ range in­cludes a small stan­dard model (A$99.99), ‘Sport’ ver­sion with 360-de­gree sound (A$149.95), and larger ‘No Bounds XL’ speaker set to re­lease later this year.

With an ac­com­pa­ny­ing ‘clip’, the stan­dard ver­sion pledges 10 hour bat­tery life, cou­pled with wire­less dual-speaker pair­ing and an in­cluded cara­biner.

Like its com­peti­tors, con­sumers can con­nect and stream mu­sic across two No Bounds speak­ers si­mul­ta­ne­ously.

A built-in mi­cro­phone claims to of­fer ro­bust speak­er­phone ca­pa­bil­i­ties, cou­pled with in­te­gra­tion for Ap­ple’s Siri.

The more ex­pen­sive ‘Sport’ No Bounds Speaker (A$149.95) pledges 360-de­gree sound, with up to 12 hours bat­tery life from a sin­gle charge. House of Mar­ley as­serts only 2 hours is re­quired for a full charge.

Sim­i­lar to its smaller coun­ter­part, Mar­ley claims the Sport speaker is buoy­ant, and fea­tures a ‘twist bot­tom cork base’ to store its charg­ing ca­ble.

Like other House of Mar­ley prod­ucts, the new No Bounds speak­ers sup­port sus­tain­able sourc­ing and in­cor­po­rate Mar­ley REWIND™ fab­ric, non-toxic

REGRIND™ sil­i­cone, REGRIND™ cork and re­cy­clable alu­minium.

House of Mar­ley Direc­tor of Prod­uct De­vel­op­ment, Josh Poulsen, af­firms the use of cork of­fers “vi­bra­tion as­sis­tance” and bet­ter wear-and-tear re­sis­tance.

“Cork is light­weight, durable, nat­u­rally an­timi­cro­bial and im­per­me­able to wa­ter, al­low­ing it to sus­tain wear and tear, of­fer vi­bra­tion as­sis­tance, and even float”

“Not only is the low amount of pro­duc­tion process very ef­fi­cient, cork is also con­sciously har­vested by hand ev­ery 7-10 years from the bark of oak trees, re­gen­er­at­ing nat­u­rally over time and mak­ing it an easy choice when it comes to sus­tain­able de­sign in out­door con­sumer elec­tron­ics.”

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