The Bluetooth speaker market is flooded with hundreds of products, so naturally choosing one is pretty tough. Luckily for you, the Bluetooth speaker market is also filled with a lot of ugly options making the beautiful harman/kardon Esquire even more appealing than it already is.
harman/kardon’s design, build quality and choice of materials are the standout features of the Esquire. Straight out of the box the unit feels incredibly solid and resilient and the rounded square case, whilst not necessarily meant to be held, seems noticeably at home in your hand. Instant impressions suggest the Esquire is a premium piece of kit featuring polished chrome, sandblasted aluminium edges and a leather wrapped backside and leather pouch.
When switched on, the unit will run for 8-10 hours and sounds as good as it looks – superior to past units we’ve tested. The Esquire’s Bluetooth audio system enables you to listen to music or make high-quality conference calls – perfect for the home office. Dual drivers and a built-in bass port ensure clear sound, while the custom-tuned microphones and noise-cancellation technology helps in connecting conference calls from your iPhone or iPad with impressive clarity. One of our favourite (and very simple features) is the three USB port wall adapter, one for the Esquire, one for your iPhone 5 which is always out of battery and another for your tablet.
You can buy it here.