This Esquire Mini by Harmon/Kardon is slim, has a kickstand, and projects amazing sound. While I still love my JBL speaker, this Esquire Mini is definitely better for traveling with how thin and light it is. It's easy to control the volume, and is stable enough to stand on its own. Like my JPL speaker, it can synch via Bluetooth, which makes it to play without having to keep your phone or music player physically connected to it. So convenient for parties and little get togethers, or even rocking out at home. I really like how sleek it looks - and can suit either men or women. With the holidays approaching, this is a great gift item!