Get some Riddim with House of Marley Bag of Riddim 2 – our Review – EFTM
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Get some Riddim with House of Marley Bag of Riddim 2 – our Review

Booming sound for just $299

From the outset, I’m just going to say I assume this is called Riddim because of the strong Marley accent on the word Rhythm.  I could be wrong, but it makes some sense.  House of Marley have been hitting it out of the park lately and the “Bag of Riddim 2” is no exception.

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This thing is huge, and it’s just $299.  Compare that to something like the UE Megaboom which is $50 more and you’re going to struggle to compare on face value, unless you need the waterproof and smaller form factor of the Megaboom.

The Bag of Riddim 2 is more like a portable gheto-blaster than Bluetooth speaker, most notably because of the fabric back that is custom-made to fit the Riddim 2 speaker.

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Made from organic cotton, hemp and recycled plastic bottles it’s a tribute to Bob Marley’s love for mother nature.

As a standalone speaker this thing has more volume then you’ll ever need – solid base sound without being too overpowering, yet plays a classical tune like it was designed just for that.

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With two 20W outputs, two 1-inch tweeters and 3.5 inch Woofers there’s something at every level of frequency in a song.

On-board battery offers 10 hours play time and can charge your phone as well.

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When the bag is on the buttons are still accessible – just, plus there’s a pouch for your things.   On the road there must be no reason to need power because the power plug isn’t accessible with the bag on – which is a real shame in terms of design.

At $299 this is bloody awesome.   Great bamboo finish, great look and fantastic sound.

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House of Marley Bag of Riddim 2
Date Published: 11/25/2016
With a carry bag included it's like this is a portable Ghetto-blaster but it's a quality designed speaker, with high-class sound. Well worth a listen
4.5 / 5 stars
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