Sustainable, fashionable, high-quality sound.
Vers is on a mission to revolutionize audio. The company was born out of a love for sound, a respect for the environment, and a desire to transcend the “good enough” plastic sound systems that pervade the audio industry.
It all started when Dave Laituri, Vers’s founder, realized the world of compact sound systems had evolved somewhere along the way into a sea of inexpensive, look-alike plastic with a lot of waste in the form of low cost manufacturing choices and un-recyclable packaging materials. He saw this as an opportunity, and started Vers.
"We are committed to three simple values: thoughtful design, best-in-class sound quality, and a continuous pursuit of environmental sustainability,” says Laituri. He likes to refer to this trifecta as "sound sound."
These values drive everything Vers does, from selecting low-power components to little things, like smaller packaging and eliminating twist ties. Nearly all their products are made from wood, which has amazing acoustic properties and gives the products a unique design. It’s also completely renewable. In fact, for every tree used in production, Vers replants 100 trees to help rebuild national forest areas. “Harvest a tree, plant a forest—it doesn't get more renewable than that,” says Laituri.
In the end, using natural materials is not just good for the environment, it’s also good for you. Vers sound systems deliver pure, natural sound that is a cut above anything else out there. Listen for yourself and hear the difference.
Why we love them
If you’re looking for new headphones, top-quality speakers or perhaps a sleek new iPhone case, Vers makes some amazing wooden products that are beautiful, functional and very good for the planet. We love their stuff because they combine excellent design, outstanding performance and sustainability. Vers never uses threatened, endangered or tropical woods, and for every tree they use in production, they plant 100 more through their partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation.
Vers also matches every donation they receive, so if you’d rather plant a tree than buy a sound system, Vers will plant one, too! But we have a feeling you won’t want to pass on the products. Between looking good, sounding good, and giving back, Vers is changing the game for compact sound systems—and it’s music to our ears.