House of Marley Solo is like a cheaper, better looking Sonos One Bluetooth
You may have heard of the environmentally conscious sound producer House of Marley – yes, created in collaboration with Bob Marley’s actual family. Otherwise, the company Rebellion and Release the air Headphones are a good place to start.
And although Liberate Air doesn’t exactly get the brightest reviews from this publication, the audio guru has just released a project that could be its redeeming song.
The new one Together Solo (opens in a new tab) (Is it possible to go solo? And if so, can you be liked?) is the featured speaker of House of Marley, reimagined. It’s basically a brand new portable speaker with up to 25 hours of playtime.
The Get Together Solo speaker has a two-way design with 3.5-inch and 0.75-inch drivers, but even though it might look like a great half pair of stereo speakers, it likes to go it alone, has Bluetooth 5.1, plus RCA and AUX connectivity. And in true Marley style, this new addition takes sustainability very seriously. It is handcrafted from the company’s own REWIND bamboo and fabric; A balanced blend of 30% recycled organic cotton, 30% recycled hemp and 40% recycled plastic bottles.
As one of the world’s fastest growing plants, bamboo is an eco-friendly alternative to most materials – which makes it a much greener option than Sonos One.
Opinion: Greener doesn’t mean uglier – House of Marley’s Solo proves it
Perhaps, when we imagine recycled plastic bottles and hemp by-products, we imagine a murky brown material resembling sackcloth. This is not what House of Marley Get Together Solo tells us. Nothing.
Its gorgeous bamboo baffles, curved edges, and useful drivers and control panel on the top plate hint at ambitious hi-fi, and I personally had to double-check the price for Bluetooth and the result. connection on the back.
House of Marley also tells us that you can seamlessly pair two Get Together Solo speakers for stereo sound, and For a simple, cordless, environmentally conscious turntable setup, you can also pair the Get Together Solo with the House of Marley Stir It Up Wireless Turntable (currently on sale). £219.99 (opens in a new tab) from £249.99, around $246 or AU$390) for a remarkably affordable system.
Recently tried Victoria Stream Carbon (connect with me Sonos Five I’m a wireless turntable switcher – and House of Marley’s suggestion is a compelling one.
House of Marley Get Together Solo is available for purchase from Marley’s House (opens in a new tab) now, and will be on Amazon (opens in a new tab) and HMV (opens in a new tab) at the end of the month, costs £99.99 (about $111, AU$175, though we’re waiting for official pricing there) – but House of Marley yes please tell us it will be advertised for Black Friday in the UK, just £79.99.
At that price, even Best Bluetooth speaker should sit up and pay attention, because saving on an already affordable speaker makes us feel like the sun is shining, and the weather is sweet, yes…