Need an originally designed, highly versatile and ultra-portable Bluetooth speaker? Try the Esquire, the latest release by the famous manufacturer of audio and video products, Harman Kardon. This smart travel companion holds a wide variety of functions to meet all your sound-related needs, and it looks great too.
Harman Kardon Esquire combines portable elegance, compact build and versatile functionality in one neat package to produce the best speaker you can hope to find on the market. Thanks to its built-in Bluetooth technology, you can use the Esquire for easy wireless audio streaming and hands-free communication from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile device, be it Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry or laptop/computer.
The Esquire delivers high-quality audio and reliable connection from phone calls, Skype, Facetime, and more. The Esquire employs dual custom-tuned mics – when held upright, a single microphone is activated as soon as a call comes in on the paired smartphone and when placed flat on a table, both microphones are activated, making it an effective speakerphone hub. On top of this, the Esqure uses the latest noise cancellation technology which makes it ideal for clear conference calls. The system allows you to impart your side of the conversation by means of the dual-microphone system, while the other party is heard through the Esquire’s two-way speakers.
The Harman Kardon Esquire can be easily paired with your Bluetooth-enabled device by pressing a button, and it also supports NFC (Near-Field Communication) pairing technology compatible with a number of Android smartphones. Once paired, it automatically re-connects to the last device used when in the 33-feet wireless range. It sports a two-way speaker system with a built-in 10W x 2Ch amplifier and bass port. The brand claims that the Esquire’s two high-performance drivers backed by passive bass radiator produce clear highs, bright midrange clarity, and low bass for a well-balanced soundstage.
The speaker is fitted with a 3.5mm auxiliary jack so it can connect virtually to any portable audio device with a headphone output, and it also has a microUSB (type-B) port. The total system power adds up to 20 watts, and the built-in rechargeable Lithium-Polymer battery provides for some eight hours of music playback or conference calls. The battery is recharged by connecting the device to AC power (charge time takes around five hours).Once out of juice, the Esquire can go on operating in case it is plugged into an AC wall outlet with the included AC power/USB charging adapter with three USB charging ports and it connects to one of them by means of 41″ microUSB-to-USB cable, allowing you to use the other two USB ports to charge your smartphone, tablet or any other portable device from a single wall socket. The speaker comes with a durable carrying case to keep the Esquire, its charging cable and wall adapter safe as you travel.
In terms of appearance, the wireless speaker looks like a rounded-off square with a patented resilient grill design, roughly 5.8” square with a 1.25” depth. The Esquire owes its durability to the deluxe materials used in construction and it features an expensive-looking leather back panel over an aluminum enclosure. It is available in black, white and brown finish. So, if you want an audio system that has it all – top performance, ultra-portability, outstanding versatility and unique design – the Harman Kardon Esquire is just the right speaker that will meet all your needs.
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