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The Urbanista Malibu Portable Bluetooth Speaker is Powered by Light

This $149 solar powered, waterproof portable wireless speaker can go anywhere while keeping its charge all day.

Urbanista Malibu Portable Bluetooth Speaker by Pool in Desert Gray

Urbanista, the Swedish lifestyle audio brand, has developed a portable Bluetooth speaker that may never need to be plugged in to recharge. The new Urbanista Malibu is a compact wireless speaker that uses advanced Powerfoyle solar cell technology for charging under any lighting condition — indoors or out.

Price at $149 USD, Urbanista Malibu is IP67-rated, which makes it fully waterproof and safe against sand, dust and dirt. Its integrated lanyard and rugged design allow you to listen to your tunes anywhere.

Urbanista Malibu Portable Bluetooth Speaker with App in Desert Gray

Malibu’s mobile companion app gives you deep customization options such as fully customizable EQ band, so you can adjust the speaker’s audio to meet your taste. The app also helps you keep track of the speaker’s live light-charging and historical data to make the most out of your playtime. Malibu comes with a full day battery reserve, making sure you will never run out of charge, no matter the lighting conditions.

Putting you in complete control of your audio experience, with Malibu you can effortlessly take charge of your audio with the speaker’s intuitive control buttons or connect up to two devices together with the Stereo Link function for a true stereo experience.

Urbanista Malibu Portable Bluetooth Speaker button push in Midnight Black

Key Features:

  • Indoor and outdoor light charging
  • Full day battery reserve
  • IP67 dust and waterproof
  • 2 x 10 watt output power
  • Recycled plastic and fabrics
  • Durable design for outdoor use
  • Stereo Link for connecting two speakers
  • USB Type-C charging
  • Lanyard for portability
  • Urbanista mobile app compatible
  • Available in Midnight Black (black) and Desert Gray (gray)

Tuomas Lonka, Brand and Marketing Director at Urbanista, comments: “We have been excited to continue to progress and innovate the audio market with brand new applications of the latest in solar cell technology. We knew as soon as we launched our self-charging headphones, Los Angeles, that we would be striving to apply this innovative technology to create a new way of consuming audio, to other product applications for our customers. We continue to push the pace and boundaries of innovation as this is our third light powered product launch in three years. To bring yet another world’s first product with Powerfoyle™ technology to market is something we are very proud of and we are excited to see the adventure people go on with Urbanista Malibu.”

Urbanista Malibu Portable Bluetooth Speaker in Desert Gray Rear

Giovanni Fili, CEO at Exeger comments: “Urbanista is setting the example I expect all our partners to follow. In 2021, we started with the world’s first self-powered headphones, the ‘Los Angeles’ ($199 at Amazon), followed by the ‘Phoenix’ true wireless earbuds ($149). Today, the ‘Malibu’ speaker becomes the third product in just three years, completing the full line-up of audio devices powered by clean, endless energy. Urbanista has created the blueprint for the rest of the consumer electronics industry by showing that Powerfoyle, with its increased functionality, ultimate user convenience, and a positive impact on the planet, should be in every new product! This is how we set a new standard of convenience and sustainability in the consumer electronics industry and I invite everyone to join our journey.”

Price & Availability

Urbanista Malibu is priced at 149 USD / 199 CAD / 149 GBP / 169 EUR and comes in three colorways, including the classic Midnight Black, and the new Desert Gray. Malibu will be available online at urbanista.com/malibu and retailers worldwide from late September 2023.

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