Hemp Used In Bob Marley Headphones, Earbuds [CES 2011]

Hemp Used In Bob Marley Headphones, Earbuds [CES 2011]

LAS VEGAS, CES 2011 — Fittingly for a line of music accessories bearing the name of reggae legend Bob Marley, some of the product components are made from hemp.

The carrying pocket for the House of Marley earbuds, for example, are made from hemp fibre, a spokeswoman told me. Bob Marley famously used hemp for something else, of course.

The House of Marley launched a range of about a dozen music products here at CES, including a boombox, iPod speaker dock, and several headphones and earbuds.

It’s not just hemp; the products are made form a variety of eco-concious materials, including recycled plastic and aluminum.

They also sound pretty good. At least, they did in the cavernous press hall. The twin-speaker boombox pumped out a pretty hefty sound — but it’s impossible to give anything a proper listen at CES.

A portion of profits goes to 1Love.org, a charity supported by the Marley family.

Pictured above is Bob Marley’s son, Rohan, wearing a pair of Marley cans. Here’s some pictures of some of the other products:

Hemp Used In Bob Marley Headphones, Earbuds [CES 2011]

Hemp Used In Bob Marley Headphones, Earbuds [CES 2011]

Hemp Used In Bob Marley Headphones, Earbuds [CES 2011]

Hemp Used In Bob Marley Headphones, Earbuds [CES 2011]

Hemp Used In Bob Marley Headphones, Earbuds [CES 2011]

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