IFA 2015, BERLIN –  HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), the premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation group, 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/ €229)

 

About HARMAN

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for consumers, automakers, and enterprises worldwide, including audio, visual and infotainment systems; enterprise automation solutions; and software services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. HARMAN also is a technology and integration services leader for the Automotive, Mobile, Telecommunications and Enterprise markets. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. The Company's software solutions power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated, personalized, adaptive and secure across all platforms, from the work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 25,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during th last 12 months ended March 31, 2015. The Company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.

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