Home of Marley has all the time put a particular emphasis on utilizing supplies in its merchandise that depart a small environmental footprint. And whereas no digital merchandise could be mentioned to be genuinely environmentally pleasant, some are clearly a lot friendlier than others. Such is the case with the corporate’s newest headphones, the $150 really wi-fi Liberate Air earbuds, which the corporate previewed at CES 2019.
The Liberate Air (which we’re testing proper now for a soon-to-be-published overview), provide the sorts of options that are actually changing into commonplace on true wi-fi earbuds, like an extended, nine-hour battery life, a charging case that extends this playtime to 32 hours complete, and touch-sensitive controls for play/pause, observe skipping, and answering calls. They’re additionally suitable with each Alexa and Google Assistant, both of which could be summoned through a faucet on an earbud.
Nonetheless, it’s Home of Marley’s intensive use of bamboo, recycled plastic, and recyclable aluminum that assist the Liberate Air stand out from the more and more giant true wi-fi earbud crowd. The bamboo is very outstanding within the design of the Liberate Air, gracing each the outer floor of the earbuds and the inside of the charging case.
We’re all for audio merchandise that take a smaller toll on the surroundings, and the Liberate Air are a welcome alternative within the true wi-fi class. What’s nonetheless unknown although, is how (or if) Home of Marley will have the ability to deal with the most important environmental downside related to these gadgets: The truth that the interior rechargeable batteries might not have the ability to retain a cost after a couple of years of use, and that after they do die, some can’t be simply changed in any respect. Apple’s AirPods are at present retaining lower than 50% of their said battery life after solely two years of use, which isn’t a very good signal for the class as an entire.
Nonetheless, whereas the Liberate Air’s use of sustainable supplies might not save the world, they positively assist make a problematic audio product higher for the planet. The truth that they occur to look good too is a bonus.
You should buy the Home of Marley Liberate Airs proper now for $150 on thehouseofmarley.com, Amazon, and different retailers.