SCN Stocking Stuffer: MAXHUB BM21

MAXHUB BM21
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MAXHUB (opens in new tab) likes to describe the BM21 Bluetooth speakerphone as a “well-rounded” performer. I see what they did there. Not only is the dark grey BM21 in the shape of a circle, but its six microphones support 360-degree, omnidirectional audio pickup from up to 16 feet away.

Connectivity is easy—use the included USB cable to connect to your laptop and you’re set. That same connection also charges the built-in battery for up to eight hours of playback, so you can take it with you. Illuminated buttons on the top of the BM21 let you take or hang up calls, mute your microphone, and adjust volume. Bluetooth pairing is incredibly easy via another illuminated button. There’s even a 3.5mm port so you can connect the speakerphone to your monitor.

With advanced echo cancellation and intelligent noise reduction, the BM21 delivers excellent audio for phone calls and videoconferences (opens in new tab). Want to play some music in your office? It does a good job there, too. The BM21 is a great choice for small conference rooms, traveling members of your team, and even at-home workers.

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Mark J. Pescatore
Content Director

Mark J. Pescatore, Ph.D., is the content director of Systems Contractor News. He has been writing about Pro AV industry for more than 25 years. Previously, he spent more than eight years as the editor of Government Video magazine. During his career, he's produced and hosted two podcasts focused on the professional video marketplace, taught more than a dozen college communication courses, co-authored the book "Working with HDV," and co-edited two editions of "The Guide to Digital Television."