Harman Kardon Esquire 2 Brings Sophisticated Design and Sound to the Boardroom

New, ultra-slim portable speaker combines high-end design with premium sound and conferencing technology

STAMFORD, Conn.--HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, unveils the Harman Kardon Esquire 2, an elegantly-designed, wireless audio system for those who demand both style and sound quality in a portable speaker.

The sleek, ultra-slim Esquire 2 is crafted out of premium material on the outside and pure Harman Kardon sound engineering inside. A perfect fusion of master craftsmanship and performance, the Esquire 2, available in graphite, black or champagne, makes a stylish addition to any office or conference room, and easily fits into a briefcase or handbag for the on-the-go professional.

In addition to the rich, high end sound, the Esquire 2 features an unparalleled teleconferencing system. The quad-microphone VoiceLogic noise and echo canceling technology system with 360-degree voice pick-up provides crystal clear conference calls anywhere, even in the noisiest places.

The Esquire 2's rechargeable battery supports up to eight hours of playtime and its USB charge out ensures travelling professionals' smartphones and tablets never run out of power.

The Esquire 2 features:

* Wireless Bluetooth Streaming: Wirelessly connect up to two smartphones or tablets to the speaker and take turns playing rich, high-end music.
* 3200mAH Rechargeable Battery: Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery supports up to eight hours of playtime and charges devices via the USB port.
* Quad Microphone Conferencing System: Harman VoiceLogic noise and echo canceling technology delivers 360 degree voice pick up for crystal clear conference calls.
* Advanced Craftsmanship: Redefined elegance and performance in an all-in-one speaker.

"The Esquire 2 is the perfect partner for the style-minded shopper who wants excellent sound quality and flexible teleconferencing capabilities," said Michael Mauser, president, Lifestyle Audio Division at HARMAN. "It's the ideal fusion of chic design, portability and superior sound whether at the office, home or on-the-go."

Pricing and Availability

The Harman Kardon Esquire 2 will be available globally October 2015 at www.harmankardon.com for (MSRP $199.95).

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