The 2019 collection from House Of Marley was one of the most interesting displays at CES 2019 because if its unique combination of natural and eco-friendly materials, combined with an excellent design and finishes. The new Exodus over-ear headphone in particular, the first release from their 2019 sustainably designed audio collection, was an attention grabber.
Uniquely crafted using FSC certified wood and recyclable aluminum, the Exodus Bluetooth wireless headphone combines superior 30 hour battery life, 50mm hi-definition drivers and memory foam ear cushions, which offer a premium all-day listening at a reasonable price - coming out at $199.99 - for users opting for craftsmanship and sustainable design without sacrificing sound and quality. Materials in the Exodus are also stainless steel, natural leather, and a REWIND fabric stash bag composed of organic cotton and recycled PET.
The outstanding battery life is provided by an internal 30-hour lithium polymer battery with USB-C charging, going longer between charges extends not only playtime, but product life as well. The Quick Charge feature allows users to wait only 2 hours for a full charge. And the 50mm hi-definition drivers, engineered for powerful sound combine also perfectly with the onboard microphone and remote functionality for hands-free calling and voice command activation. Remote functionality allows users to control volume and playback when the connected device is out of reach. And the Exodus also ships with a resilient braided aux cable for optional wired experience.
Bluetooth LE technology allows for quick pairing, extended range and lower power consumption with compatible devices. Another great design detail are the generous Memory Foam ear cushions that provide premium comfort for users listening for extended periods, while the foldable hinge offers portability and convenience.
"We aimed to design an over-ear headphone that can be listened to for long periods without discomfort or acoustic fatigue, offers premium construction and incorporates sustainable materials while focusing on heritage and retro-inspired design elements,” explains House of Marley Director of Product Development, Josh Poulsen. “In the case of the Exodus, sustainability means more than just the materials from which the headphone is constructed. The quality craftsmanship means product life is extended and the emphasis on comfort allows the user to sustain longer listening sessions.”
As part of their Project Marley environmental give-back platform, House of Marley is honoring the charitable philosophy of its namesake by donating to the planting of trees through non-profit organization One Tree Planted to support global reforestation. In connection with Earth Day, House of Marley will contribute to plantings in Colorado, Kenya and Rwanda. This follows the brand’s participation in a localized tree planting effort in the Los Angeles, California area last month as part of a larger project to plant trees in order to reduce the urban heat island effect.
House of Marley has contributed to the planting of 168,000 trees since 2017 in an effort to bring awareness to the consumption and waste of the plastics-driven consumer electronics market. Reforestation contributes to positive environmental, social and economic impact through carbon offsets, cleaner air, water filtration and greater biodiversity within the world’s forests. Supporters can even follow current tree plantings on House of Marley’s website while monitoring global forest changes through Global Forest Watch.
The Exodus is available now at www.HouseofMarley.com, Amazon and select retailers nationwide for $199.99 MAP.
House of Marley was conceived in collaboration with the Marley family to carry on Bob Marley’s legacy, and built on the principles and philosophy of its namesake. House of Marley's core values are rooted in superior quality, sustainable craftsmanship, and a commitment to charitable causes. By combining high-quality materials and innovative design, the eco-conscious audio maker creates state-of-the-art audio products; better for the Earth and for music.