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Harman Esquire Mini: A sleek pocket Bluetooth speakerIt's not great for listening to music, but the Esquire Mini makes for a handy on-the-go speakerphone.
[MUSIC] I'm David Carney, and this is the Harman/Kardon Esquire mini Bluetooth speaker. It's really a sleek, small Bluetooth speaker that you can literally fit into your pocket. It's designed to be more of a speakerphone, however, than a musical speaker. It really doesn't have a lot of bass. But it is a very good speakerphone, and it is based on a larger version also called The Esquire. So this is the pocketable version of it. It gets about eight hours of battery life. And it also charges your cellphone. It does kind of look like an external battery charger, or even a hard drive. So it's designed to charge your cellphone if you need it charged. So that's really it. Not a great sounding musical portable Bluetooth speaker, but a very good speakerphone. It does come with a couple of extras. It does have a built-in kickstand on the back which is pretty cool, and it also has a carrying strap that you attach to it. I'm not sure what you would do with that carrying strap. But you do have it. This is a $150 bluetooth speaker. I can't say it's a great value but certainly it is sleek and it does do calls well. I'm David Karnoi and it's the Harman Kardon Esquire Mini. Thanks for watching. [MUSIC]