Our basic technology
Reality: We are playing catch up. Our technology is
need to be ahead of the trends and utilize technologies in unique ways that
solve problems of the consumer.
will we do this?:
align with key technology partners
groups and field testing to really understand our consumers needs.
categories by use case (i.e. personal audio, active/outdoor, home)
Wireless – Bluetooth
is no doubt wireless is here to stay.
Bluetooth has matured and has for the most part broken past the stigma
of poor quality, reliability, range and difficult pairing. It has not been replaced (yet) and will
continue to be relevant in the audio space with its biggest growth in wearables
and BLE sensor based gadgets.
we are looking to implement:
•Party mode – Allows multiple devices to pair
to single speaker
•True Wireless Stereo –
Allows 2 mono portable speakers
to be synchronized in stereo or daisy chain mode.
Wireless – Wi-Fi Direct
to be the replacement for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi direct allows higher bandwidth audio
transfer from source. Wi-Fi direct enables secure adhoc P2P networks to be established between
devices without an internet connection or a home network.
•High Fidelity – Audio streaming from source
•Streaming Services – Allows broadcast streaming services over cellular data networks
•Multi source and multi speaker capable
•Not mature – supported but not fully implemented.
•Power Consumption – requires more power than Bluetooth
Wireless – NFC
that the iPhone 6 supports NFC you will see a much wider adoption of the
•Pairing – Simplifies
set up of BT and WiFi
•Tagging – Allows unpowered chip to exchange information
HOME AUDIO ECOSYSTEM
Wireless – Wi-Fi with AllPlay™
One Foundation becomes the hub of your home audio ecosystem.
•Zones – Up
to 10 different audio zones at one time.
•Multisource – Allows multiple devices to control the
playback in each zone
•Open smart media platform – works seamlessly between wireless
speakers and devices regardless of product brand.
•Direct Streaming – supports direct streaming of most major services.
•App controlled – iOS and Android app ready to skin that controls the entire household
AUDIO – HEADPHONES
•5mm Drivers – small form factor drivers with increased base response allows for
smaller form factors and dual driver applications.
•Dual Drivers – Dedicated drivers for separate frequency band for higher fidelity
•Apple MFi Lightening Cable – Allows
high fidelity 24-bit audio with onboard DAC and amplifier.
•Can draw power from the iOS device
•Future innovations such as DSP and ANC
COMFORT & FIT
•Improved clamping pressure – currently clamping pressure of most our headphones are too high.
•Target 250-350 gf for On-Ear
•Target 350-450 gf for Over-Ear
•Improve cushion construction – optimize material and construction for
best comfort and performance vs. cost
•Improve weight and balance – optimize material and construction for weight.
•Improve fit of in-ear – port geometry is too large for small ears. Reducing size allows gel to do its job
without pressure points.
•Standardize ear gel – improve consistency of fit.
MASTER ‘OUR’ MATERIALS
Reality: We don’t own wood, bamboo, metal, or
must master responsible resources so that the consumer thinks MARLEY when
exposed to them.
will we do this?:
•Research and sample new materials
•Unique and creative applications
•Be authentic in our story.
•Ongoing process – never stop!
WOOD IS GOOD
Forest Stewardship Council™
sourced wood through entire chain of custody.
is a global licensee. Guidelines need to be followed.
Black Cherry, Khaya
milling from solid stock
veneer & laminates
blend of raw and recycled materials woven into a durable high quality fabric.
•Reclaimed organic cotton
•Reclaimed hemp (short fiber) 30%
•Recycled PET 40%
Nylon and other synthetic fibers
natural fibers (flax, ramie, etc)
bio based synthetic fibers (DuPont™
on housings (audio, headphones,
Ductile. Shiny. Lustrous.
•Aluminum Alloys – highly recyclable
•Steel Alloys – Stainless
•Other alloys and precious metals
•CNC milled housings
•Formed headbands and ear cups
•Buckles, sliders, bag hardware.