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CES: House of Marley sustainable earbuds

House of Marley is showcasing sustainable wireless earphones, the Liberate Air, made of bamboo and recycled plastics, at CES this week.



Earth-friendly audio maker House of Marley is showcasing its first sustainably designed truly wireless earbuds, Liberate Air. It has been recognised as a CES 2020 Innovation Award Honoree.

Designed as an eco-conscious alternative within a plastic-driven market, House of Marley Liberate Air provides a greener choice for personal audio, using consciously-sourced and recycled materials. The first sustainably-designed, truly wireless earbuds are constructed using a method of blending natural elements with technology in a responsible manner, while delivering optimal functionality and performance. 

House of Marley says the bamboo incorporated into the case and earbuds is more durable than standard-use synthetic materials, exhibiting the tensile strength of steel. This allows for increased durability, while extending the life of the product. The Liberate Air case features an RPET fabric wrap made from recycled plastic bottles, which offer an IPX4 sweatproof functionality, on top of a case body engineered from recycled PP and natural wood fibre (sawdust) composite. The earbuds also feature bio-based PLA housings, alongside partially-recycled plastic, providing a sustainable sound experience without sacrificing quality.

The sustainable design isn’t just for show. Liberate Air delivers premium performance alongside key wireless features, including Bluetooth 5.0 technology, USB-C charging, tap control functionality with Siri/Google Assistant, and a 9-hour on-board battery life.

Mario Lasen, VP of House of Marley, says: “We are honoured to be recognised by the Consumer Electronic Show for our continued efforts to develop and design products that are more sustainable and environmentally responsible within our industry. It is important to understand and acknowledge that every industry and market has the ability to adopt more eco-conscious methods and practices. In the case of House of Marley, we are committed to continuous sustainable innovation, finding new ways to develop audio products by exploring alternative materials, packaging, production methods and recycling programs in hopes to encourage growth alongside other members of the CTA.”

The consciously-sourced materials used in the design and craftsmanship of the Liberate Air reflect the mission of House of Marley as the first audio brand to craft products that include sustainable materials and contribute to global reforestation. As part of their environmental give-back platform, Project Marley, House of Marley has contributed to the planting of over 191,000 trees in partnership with non-profit organisation One Tree Planted.