We are doing a lot of Zoom meetings these days, and the sound that comes from my laptop speakers is very thin and not loud enough. I bought these as an external speaker, and in large part was influenced by the fact that you can connect it with an aux cable instead of relying on bluetooth. The speaker is remarkably well constructed, feels heavy and durable, and may (it seems) be used outside. It also can run for several hours on a charge, which is great. No hesitation in recommending this.