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    Motorola HX550....300 feet range

    http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/US...-Headset-US-EN

    Saw this while looking through the bluetooth new products page. Specs looking really good. 9 hours talk time, 300 feet range, NOISE REDUCTION, CrystalTalk™, ECHO CANCELLATION, 2-MIC, AUTOMATIC VOLUME ADJUSTMENT
    Last edited by WirelessAndy; 09-21-2011 at 11:10 AM. Reason: fixed typo in title

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    I love the flip designs! I'm on my second H17 but I'm not using it because it seems to randomly not work or power on.
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    Cool idea, but, I kind of love the 30 ft range. I have a habit of when I'm in a low signal area, placing my phone
    on a shelf, to get a better signal. When I forget to put it back in my pocket, the beep beep from my BT reminds
    me that I left it somewhere LOL.

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    If the 300 ft range is to be believed (I don't), then it should at least help with those odd times one might get when the headset starts to crackle even when you're in the 30 foot range. I may have to look at this one for the flip design, though.

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    OK just placed an order from the Motorola website.

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    Alright looking forward to see your thoughts on it ....this is the 2nd bluetooth with a 300ft range that I know of. First to come out with a 300ft was the callpod dragon.

    http://www.callpod.com/products/dragon

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    I got it, and looks like I won't be keeping it.

    The build quality isn't anything special. The buttons don't have much tactile feedback to them.

    The ear gels fit now with a detented system, which keeps them in one position. This is an improvement vs. the older H17 headset. The difference is like a scroll wheel on your mouse (clicky scroll vs smooth scroll)

    The HX550 pairs easily with the iPhone 4 and actually shows the battery level next to the iPhone's battery level. Very, very cool.

    There is a teeny, tiny multi color LED on the volume rocker. Blinks blue every few seconds while connected to phone. It's very subtle, and not noticeable to your neighbors.

    When you open the microphone boom, it connects quickly. I estimate about a 5 second connect time. My Motorola Oasis headset takes a few seconds longer.

    Two things that might make this a deal breaker for most of you:
    1) I did not see any improved range. If I had to guess, it's the iPhone's fault. Signal cut out exactly the same distance as my older Oasis headset. All of my headsets cut out around the same area, actually.

    2) The earpiece is nice and loud, but I feel the quality is a little worse vs. the Oasis. It seems to distort at higher volumes ever so slightly.

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    i'm guessing it doesn't have voice answer?

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    Didn't test that. Sorry!

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    YOu of all people shouldn't have to be sorry for anything here!

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    so one review out of sixteen on amazon mentioned voice answering.

    just placed my order for one, $40 even. should be nib, but we'll see!

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    I tried one. I can confirm that it does have voice answering. It's sound quality was also good. The problem for me is that the build quality didn't feel to sturdy. Ended up returning it and picking up the new Voyager Pro HD at the local Sprint store for $99. Pro HD is really nice.

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    Hm, haven't tried the local Sprint store for the HD.

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    I'm in SE Michigan & was wondering where you found the HX550. I don't even see it online. Amazon shows 1-2 months, etc.

    Thanks!


    Quote Originally Posted by buckslayr View Post
    I tried one. I can confirm that it does have voice answering. It's sound quality was also good. The problem for me is that the build quality didn't feel to sturdy. Ended up returning it and picking up the new Voyager Pro HD at the local Sprint store for $99. Pro HD is really nice.

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    it does do voice answering, but unlike the finiti, it insists on announcing the entire phone number instead of the caller's name. this means you've got a good ten seconds of ringing before it asks "answer or ignore"

    that is my one and only gripe. i'll be hanging onto this until motorola releases an updated finiti. that thing just had too many glitches...

    decent sound quality
    bluetooth 3.0
    longer battery
    power switch
    voice answer

    only missing address book names
    i bought mine off ebay - it arrived in about 4 days.

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