House of Marley is once again looking to shake things up, with two new environmentally conscious Bluetooth speakers.
It’s been more than a decade since the audio brand that bears the name of Bob, the reggae legend, hit the market, distinguishing itself by its ethical stance on the use of sustainable materials throughout its range of headphones. headphones and speakers, while also offering great sound quality for the price.
The company looks to continue its green vision with a trio of revamped versions of its popular party-ready Get Together speakers.
The new mid-sized 40-watt Get Together 2 features an improved set of four full-range drivers, along with a built-in quick-charge battery that can be charged via USB-C, which offers 20 hours of Jamming – it looks set to compete with the best party speakers around.
Bluetooth 5.0 support means mobile devices can stay connected to the speaker from up to 30 meters, while the system also has built-in Bass Boost, Acoustic and Marley Signature sound EQs. There’s also IP65 dust and water resistance, plus a built-in microphone for taking calls.
The smaller Get Together 2 Mini, meanwhile, offers 20 watts of output provided by two drivers and 15 hours of playback, plus IP67 dust and water resistance, with the same 30-meter range and EQ options – this looks like good competition. for the best waterproof speakers especially for beach use.
Both speakers use the brand’s Rewind recycled fabric for the grille fabric, as well as the equally sustainable Regrind silicone and boast a natural bamboo finish, with the devices packaged in 100% recyclable packaging. If you’re looking for one of the best Bluetooth speakers and want to make sure there’s some eco-credibility, then they seem ideal.
The Get Together 2 will cost £249.99 while the Get Together 2 Mini will cost £149.99 and both are available to order now in the UK from Marley’s House website.
The company also today announced an oversized 60-watt addition to the lineup, with the Get Together 2 XL slated for release later this year, which promises four-inch woofers, a one-inch tweeter, and a 20-hour playtime.
All three devices in the range are configured to be equipped with Multi Pair technology, allowing you to connect several of the Get Together 2 range together for synchronous playback.
Analysis: New Marley speakers can bridge the gap between sustainability and sound quality
Co-founded by Bob Marley’s son Rohan, while many tech companies often pay lip service to reducing e-waste and its impact on the environment, House of Marley has a history of walking like they talk.
From the use of sustainable materials, to the company’s support for global reforestation and ocean preservation in conjunction with initiatives such as A tree planted and the Surfrider Foundationwhile this ethical stance unfortunately falls on deaf ears with many consumers, it still remains refreshing to see a technology company take steps to make a difference.
All these environmental efforts would mean less if they seriously compromised on quality, but the brand’s recent track record suggests these new speakers might be worth keeping an eye on beyond their green credentials.