Sunday, 9 January 2011

JAMMIN’: Do you have an extra US$50?! You can get your brand new Bob Marley headphones…

PLAY I SOME MUSIC: An example of the Bob Marley iPod dock; (above) Rohan Marley introduces reporters to the new Marley audio products.

Move over Lady Gaga. Step aside Ludacris. Bob Marley is the new king of celebrity-endorsed gadgets. Our beloved reggae pioneer may have died some 30 years ago, but he's not going to let a little thing like that get between him and a good product market. The legend’s name is about to grace a new line of headphones and iPod docks, thanks to the House of Marley. Proceeds will benefit Marley's One Love Foundation.

The devices are reportedly "eco-conscious" and embody the "values of equality, unity, authenticity, charity and sustainability all while giving back to people and the planet."

Rohan and Cedella Marley recently attended a tech show to promote the company's new audio products, which include headphones, earbuds, an iPod dock, a speaker bag, and they sport names like "Destiny," "Freedom," "Jammin," and "Top Rankin.” Prices on the products range from $29.99 to $499.99.

“Our father shared his vision with our family and his fans through the gift of the messages in his music, and it is our mission and responsibility to push the movement forward,” said Cedella. “The House of Marley and the MARLEY audio products that bear our family name were created to spread our father's music and vision to a new generation.” If you ask me, the Marley kids are doing one heck of a good job.

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