Recently I was selected as a Sprint Ambassador, which means over the next 10 months I get to play with some really great new phones and accessories! My very first item to try out and share is the Sprint HTC One M8 Harman/Kardon edition along with a Harman Kardon Onyx Studio Bluetooth speaker.
Ok, I admit it. I had absolutely no idea what the Harman/Kardon meant. . . but as soon as my husband saw it he was very impressed and said “Harman Kardon? That’s a really great sound equipment!” So score one point in the “cool wife” column
The first thing I noticed when I took the HTC One out of the box was the size.
Although it’s bigger, it actually is a bit thinner than my other phone, so in my hand it feels like it weighs about the same amount. It also fits quite neatly into my hand, and my thumb can still reach all the way across the screen while holding it, which means I can still do the one handed text thing.
For a blogger trying to snap in progress shots (without lugging out the “big” camera) of cooking, crafting and gardening this type of flexibility and power is AMAZING.
Where this phone really shines, and what makes it different then your standard HTC One (and gives it the Harman/Kardon Edition designation) is the SOUND.
This phone has special technology: Harman/Kardon™ technology Clari-Fi™ which restores all types of compressed digital music, and provides a more life-like headphone listening experience using LiveStage technology. It has dual speakers (top and bottom) on the phone and the volume and quality of sound really is superior! Clearer, more like a real stereo instead of a tiny little phone. Actually, it’s better than the cruddy “factory standard” radio in my car!
Pair the phone with the awesome (and completely unexpected I may add) Harman/Kardon Onyx Studio Bluetooth speaker they also sent me to play with, well, you’ve got a serious sound system in a really tiny package.
To start with the speaker looks awesome–it’s a cool black disk looking thing–great design if you ask me. You can charge it with the plug and then run it for up to 5 hours. That rechargeable battery, Bluetooth connectivity (look mom-no wires!) and portable size make it the perfect pair for the HTC Max Harman Kardon edition phone. It’s just a party waiting to happen.