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March 22, 2006
  • Headset_hs850sm I plan on posting several reviews of new mobile devices I have been using and testing. Usually the headset would not be the first review choice, but after using the Motorola HS850 (and sadly shelling out the money to do so) I felt I needed to put this review at the top of the list. Why? My experience with the HS850 was less than adequate at best (mostly terrible) and I do not want anyone else purchasing this headset without having a fair warning.

    Let me start by saying that my expectations were not high when choosing a bluetooth headset (or any headset for that matter). I do not expect a headset to work while in windy conditions, or within range of loud noise, nor do I care particularly what it looks like or whether I can be a full 30 feet away with it still working. In short, I have the same basic requirements I have with wired headsets:

    1. I want to make and receive calls
    2. I want to be able to hear the call effectively
    3. Callers on the other end should be able to hear me reasonably
    4. Usable while driving
    5. Usable while in the office or home

    Those are my basic expectations and the HS850 passed only one of them consistently.

    Mar 22, 2006 at 01:23 PM in Electronics & Devices, Mobile, Reviews