The Infinity One and Discover Weekly

The Infinity One and Discover Weekly

Disclosure

After playing for well over a decade, last Autumn I finally won something in McDonald’s annual Monopoly contest. I’ve previously won free ice cream sundaes, french fries or even a $5 gift card – but this time I won something bigger. No, not the grand prize (you really think I’d still be living in Iowa with that kind of money?!). I was awarded a one year subscription to Spotify!

Now I had a real problem – the speakers on my phone and computer system are horrible. I knew I’d want to get the most out of my contest winnings, so I needed a better solution. We recently discovered a new category of high-end Bluetooth speakers on the market with longer-life batteries and sound rivaling home stereo systems. From what I was reading, the Infinity One model from Harman looked to be the best value for our money.

Spotify's new Discover Weekly service coupled with our new Harman Infinity One speaker is the perfect music solution for us. It should be yours too. - SahmReviews.com

I’ve been a fan of Spotify ever since they were in beta, highly preferring them over iHeartRadio, Pandora and the dozens of other music providers. Their music catalog had more of what I liked, was easier to navigate and the commercials (before they disappeared with the subscription) were not near as often as the others.

In late July they updated their software to add a brand new feature that I didn’t pay much attention to at first called Discover Weekly. Advertised as another way to discover new music based upon your listening tastes, I honestly didn’t give it a second thought since I had already tried the same type of service with Apple and Pandora with little success. One day I noticed my own photo (from my Spotify profile) featured on an icon resembling an album cover. That got my attention. And so did the list of songs it recommended for me. All along they had paid attention to what I had selected and was now showing me a list of titles that most I had never heard of. Of course, not all became new favorites – but many did.

Spotify's new Discover Weekly service coupled with our new Harman Infinity One speaker is the perfect music solution for us. It should be yours too. - SahmReviews.com

So how can you find out what Spotify recommends for you? Discover Weekly has earned a prominent placement in their software interface, and with multiple positions so you can find it easily. In the main app for your PC, look for either your photo on an album or click on “Discover” in one of the top tabs. You’ll also find it in the sidebar under your playlists! Yes, Spotify automatically creates a playlist of all their recommendations so you can simply select it and let it play from start to end.

Spotify's new Discover Weekly service coupled with our new Harman Infinity One speaker is the perfect music solution for us. It should be yours too. - SahmReviews.com

You can also go directly to the list and listen to them one at a time, liking the ones you prefer so they also affect your lists in following weeks. Ever since we discovered this new feature, we anxiously look forward to Monday mornings when a new list (curated just for us) comes out.

Spotify's new Discover Weekly service coupled with our new Harman Infinity One speaker is the perfect music solution for us. It should be yours too. - SahmReviews.com

Helping us discover music is but one thing Spotify did to our music listening time. Because of the size and quality of the Discover Weekly list, we found ourselves listening to music more often. Even if just as background music, it is 1000x better than listening to the same CD over and over and over.

Spotify's new Discover Weekly service coupled with our new Harman Infinity One speaker is the perfect music solution for us. It should be yours too. - SahmReviews.com

I’ve listened to Spotify on my phone (with headphones) when mowing the lawn, but really don’t like wearing headphones in the house (unless the kids are arguing). The speaker on any phone is mediocre at best. We have a couple low-end Bluetooth speakers at our disposal, but nearly every one serves just one purpose. And like I mentioned previously, that’s when we ‘discovered’ the Infinity One by Harman Kardon. It turned out to be exactly what we needed for both inside and outside entertainment!

Spotify's new Discover Weekly service coupled with our new Harman Infinity One speaker is the perfect music solution for us. It should be yours too. - SahmReviews.com

This is the company that was founded by audio engineers and are known for their high-quality systems both at home and in the car. My daughter can take it outside to show off her latest dance moves. I use it to stream my personal Discover Weekly playlist while working at the computer (like while writing this post!).

Spotify's new Discover Weekly service coupled with our new Harman Infinity One speaker is the perfect music solution for us. It should be yours too. - SahmReviews.com

My other daughter plays cello along with classical music while my wife lets it lull her to sleep with a good audio book.

Spotify's new Discover Weekly service coupled with our new Harman Infinity One speaker is the perfect music solution for us. It should be yours too. - SahmReviews.com

Thanks to the Infinity One, we are all able to enjoy our personal playlists, the new Spotify Discover Weekly compilation and personal music collection in any place we can imagine. Because it sports a 5000mAh lithium polymer battery, you’ll get up to 10 hours of play time before it needs a recharge.

Harman also wants to help you discover what type of music fan you are. They’ve put together a quick online quiz that will tell you if you’re an elevator music aficionado or are all about that bass. And here’s where you get to experience the sound for yourself! You can win an Infinity One for yourself by entering below! With a retail value of almost $300, this would make a nice Christmas present to yourself – so tell me what room you’d use it most in!

Harman Infinity One Portable Speaker – 5 winners!

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About Scott

A former manufacturing executive, Scott now balances his family life with ownership and backend administration of websites such as SahmReviews.com, GiftCardCollector.com and a number of other online properties. He also is an occasional writer and full-time board game fanatic.

30 comments on «The Infinity One and Discover Weekly»

  1. chris says:

    that neat little speaker would go with me on the deck and by the pool 😉

  2. Jenna Wood says:

    I’ve been wanting to look into a Spotify subscription but having so many streaming options give me audio add. This looks like a great solution to stay on trend and enjoy the service. I think we’d use this speaker most int he kitchen- there’s always something going on there and a need for some great tunes! #client

  3. Paul Diesel says:

    Spotify stole the spotlight with me when they ran the promotion of 3 months for 99 cents. After seeing how expansive their music collection is (and the fact that I no longer need to count my skips or listen to annoying commercials), I decided to keep my subscription and now enjoy a much more fulfilling listening experience. I’ve recently been looking for something to bring those tunes to my bedroom and winning one of these little puppies would be the perfect way to end my Spotify filled summer! Thanks for this opportunity to win one!!

  4. Rosanne Morrison says:

    I love that even the background music is better. Would love to listen to Ed Sheeran and his loop pedal on it.

  5. Stephen says:

    Looks nice

  6. I have never tried Spotify, but I always have music playing so I will check it out one of these days for sure.

  7. Myrah Duque says:

    We LOVE Spotify! Thanks for the opportunity to win this!

  8. Kristy Wolfgang says:

    This would be a great speaker to own!

  9. Joely Smith says:

    I am with you on having several of those not great speakers. I mean they are fine and all – they do the job but you lose so much sound quality when you do not have a good one. I am going to check into the Harman Kardon for some reason that brand sounds familiar! Thanks for the fun article! And thank you for a chance to win one!

  10. Interesting! I have never tried Spotify; I’ve just always used Pandora. Now I’m intrigued…

  11. hopscotch says:

    Looks interesting! i have never tried the Spotify and the other said it was fun i will gonna check this out

  12. I’ve also been a fan of Spotify since it came out. It is very user-friendly and always has the best music.

  13. paula brown says:

    Would love to win this speaker. I could really use it .

  14. Lena says:

    I love Spotify! It is such a great way to listen tot he music. I even have my kids’ playlists there, but I never knew it can be connected to the speaker

  15. Dr. Cole Marie McKinnon says:

    It looks to be artfully designed and the sound is probably superb!

  16. Nancy reid says:

    I’d use it in my study to listen to music while I work.

  17. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    I do not know a lot about Spotify. Thank you for the information.

  18. wen budro says:

    My favorite features are the speakers and the stylish look of the product….very nice.

  19. Michele says:

    I would definitely use it in my bedroom where my computer is situated. It would be nice to listen to music while working on my blog posts.

  20. Crystal says:

    I adore Spotify also. I’ve never been steered wrong by their recommendations. This speaker sounds like a wonderful way to listen to music.

  21. Michelle F. says:

    Your daughter is adorable dancing! That looks like a really cool speaker.

  22. Debra says:

    This is awesome! I have been looking for a fantastic speaker!

  23. Shannon Arce says:

    Awesome that you won! The speaker looks great!

  24. DeAnna Keller says:

    I like that this speaker is Bluetooth compatible.

  25. Roxann says:

    I like the 10 hours of play time.

  26. Rajee Pandi says:

    love it has the same features in mobile

  27. One year to Spotify sounds like a great prize! I only use the free version now. Too bad I missed entering the giveaway. Next time I guess! 😀

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