CES 2012: One Love Reigns True with House of Marley Headphones

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on January 10 2012 4:08 PM
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Rohan Marley showing off a House of Marley boombox at CES. REUTERS

LAS VEGAS -- One love reigned true in the life of Bob Marley and continues to grace our world through the eco-friendly House of Marley audio company.

The House of Marley is a maker of a collection of eco-friendly, hemp-made headphones and boom boxes in memory of the legendary reggae singer. Bob was a huge proponent of living off the Earth, and the music company is hoping to make him proud, according to his son, Rohan Marley.

I want to make this world a better place, Marley told the International Business Times. I'm a father, I want to give back and make sure there is something left for my children.

The company is doing its part by creating cool, eco-friendly headphones, while also donating 5 percent of its profits to 1Love.org, the Marley family charity that focuses on peace.

The House of Marley unveiled a slew of new products at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show on Tuesday. The company has already seen great success with its products in 2011, but expects to grow even further with its newest line.

The line includes: Bag of Rhythm jammin' dock for $349; Riff in-ear headphones for $19.99; Lively Up in-ear headphones for $29.99; Little Bird over-ear headphones for $49.99; Get Up Stand Up dock for $299.99; Rhythm on-ear headphoes for $179.99; and the One Foundation dock that will retail for $599.99.

This isn't the first time that a major music personality got attached to a collection of headphones - Dr. Dre's Beats are incredibly successful - but a House of Marley public relations representative thinks there is a difference between Dr. Dre's Beats and the House of Marley.

Marley is a little difference because he had a message that he tried to deliver through the music, Gregg Hirschorn told the International Business Times.

House of Marley is still in its infancy, but continues to expand and honor the name of Bob Marley in its own way.

We take seriously the responsibility that comes with applying the Marley name to any product, particularly audio equipment, and we are extremely pleased with the positive feedback we've received from all corners of the Earth to our initial collection of Marley headphones, Rohan Marley said.

Marley said that in line with the reggae roots there is a strong bass to the headphones, but they are more than capable of handling any type of music that the user chooses. It's hard to want to listen to anything but Bob Marley with these hip new headphones.

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