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Press release August 16, 2023

Exeger’s partner Urbanista launches the Malibu speaker

Skater holding an Urbanista Malibu solar powered portable speaker with Powerfoyle solar cell

Introducing the world’s first self-charging wireless activity speaker powered by Powerfoyle™ solar cell technology that keeps the music going all day long, no matter the conditions

AUGUST 21, 2023 – LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – Urbanista, the Swedish lifestyle audio brand, announces the latest addition to its line-up of light powered audio products: Urbanista Malibu, the world’s first solar charging wireless speaker with integrated Powerfoyle solar cell technology. Urbanista Malibu is a waterproof activity speaker that self charges whenever exposed to indoor or outdoor light, making it a product truly designed for life in motion.

Made out of recycled plastic and materials, Malibu is your sustainable sound companion, wherever your day takes you. The IP67-rated speaker is fully waterproof and protected against sand, dust and dirt, keeping the music going all day long, whatever the conditions.

Inspired by the iconic beach city known for its outdoor life, Urbanista Malibu is priced at £149/€169/$149 and comes in three colourways, including the classic Midnight Black and the new Desert Gray. Malibu will be available online at and retailers worldwide from late September 2023.

Unbound Freedom with Malibu

The durable Malibu speaker offers everything you need to immerse yourself in your music. The integrated lanyard and rugged design are built for convenience, water-resistance and durability so you can take your tunes anywhere.

Malibu’s mobile companion app gives you deep customisation 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.

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.” 

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, followed by the Phoenix true wireless earbuds. 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.”

“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!”

Giovanni Fili, CEO at Exeger

Watch the full Urbanista Malibu “Join the Unbound” campaign film and experience the future of audio technology with self-charging activity speaker powered by light:

Urbanista Malibu 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)

About Urbanista

Urbanista was born in 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden out of love for cities and urban life. Our products are rooted in Scandinavian design tradition and inspired by music, arts, fashion and urban culture. We believe that lifestyle audio products should not only sound great, but also look good. Today, our products are available in over 90 countries, and sold in 30,000 stores worldwide.

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About Exeger

Exeger is a Swedish company with a unique solar cell technology that converts all forms of light into electrical energy. This material, Powerfoyle, is the world’s only fully customizable solar cell. With its superior design properties, it can be integrated seamlessly into any electronic device.

Powerfoyle enhances every product it is integrated into with extended or even unlimited battery life, putting the power of cutting-edge solar cell technology directly in the hands of people. Exeger is leading the way to energy independence through more sustainable and user-friendly products – with the vision to touch the lives of a billion people by 2030.

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Published August 16, 2023