In shopping for a good cause news, there’s one more day left to snag tech- and eco-friendly bags and audio gear from the House of Marley during the company’s Double the Love campaign to raise funds for Little Kids Rock, a non-profit organization that supports music education in public schools. Shop the line by Nov. 15, and the company will donate 10 percent of proceeds from purchases made on Apple.com to the organization (that’s twice the 5 percent it normally gives).
Beyond that, it’s a line you’ll want to know about if eco and tech hold equal weight in your world. With a decidedly rugged, but still sleek enough for city streets look inspired by the life and music of Bob Marley, the collection of sturdy, yet stylish bags is made using environmentally-sound materials. House of Marley actually created its own eco fabric blend called Rewind that uses reclaimed hemp, organic cotton, recycled water bottles and water-based dyes. Padded internal sleeves keep laptops, tablets and other tech accessories safely stowed.
There’s also audio gear that delivers the same earth-meets-geek-chic aesthetic. A portable, wireless speaker that connects to multiple devices over Bluetooth is wrapped in a charcoal gray case made of eco-friendly Rewind fabric. I tried it and found it to connect quickly and seamlessly to an iPhone with solid sound quality for it’s just-a-bit-bigger-than-a-beer-can size. There’s also a slick-looking home audio system with natural wood, Marley-inspired headphones and a portable audio system bag that incorporates speakers.
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