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Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

There's a lot of great Bluetooth speakers on the market right now at a variety of different price points but it's not often that I find one that I actually want to keep and use. That's how I felt about the Esquire Mini when I received it in a gift bag a few months ago and so I am thrilled to be able to share it with you today. It's pretty darn near the perfect speaker in a lot of ways - looks great, sounds great, compact enough to travel easily, and serves as more than just something to listen to music with.

The main function of a Bluetooth speaker is typically to listen to music with your buddies at a party or around the house when your phone's speaker just won't do.

What I love about the Esquire Mini from Harman / Kardon is that it also functions as a conferencing system. As many of you know, my wife and I run this site together and so we do a bunch of conference calls with vendors, PR people, and members of our writing staff. While our mobile phones are among the best out there, it simply can't match what I used to have in my corporate job when it comes to doing a true conference call. The Esquire Mini comes darn close to those systems costing many hundreds of dollars more.

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On top of that, the music sounds great coming from it despite how compact it is and it has an 8-hour battery that can even recharge other devices through the USB port. Simply prop it up with the built in kickstand and you're ready to rock.

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The Esquire Mini can be purchased for $149.95 from the Harman / Kardon website with free 2-day shipping.