Motorola has been making blue tooth headsets for some time now. One of their most recent headsets is the H17. I would just like to provide a quick review on the H17 for everyone.
The H17 takes some of the similar design aspects from past headsets released by Motorola like the H15 . Some of the similar cues are the small design and the fold out boom. Like other blue tooth headsets the buttons are adequate and in the usual spots. Volume up and down buttons are located on the top of the headset along with the answer button on the outside of the phone which is pretty good in size.
The H17 is a small and lightweight blue tooth headset that fits snug to your ear, with a fold out mic. (as seen from past Motorola headsets) A unique feature of the headset is with the fold out boom. When the boom is closed the headset powers down which doesn’t seem like a huge deal but it helps with battery life. So in my opinion that is a wonderful feature.
The H17 has to be the most user friendly headset that personally I have owned. One of the best features of the headset is the voice cues. (Which you won’t notice until you connect the headset to your device) On initial use it advises you to go into your blue tooth setup menu to pair the devices. While going through the connection it even tells you the numeric pass code. (0000) Every time you open the mic to use the headset it prompts you with the connection status and the battery level. Advising you of the battery level is a wonderful feature in my opinion since in past headsets you’d never really know that the battery was dieing until it started that annoying beep in your ear. So with it telling me that the battery level is High, Medium, and low is always a good reminder if it needs charging
Sound quality on this headset i have to admit is probably the best that I’ve had. One of the biggest things that helps with the sound quality and the ability to hear others is the 3 ear hooks and 2 ear cushions that it comes with. Thought it was a little awkward when first opened the box but turns out that it comes in handy. Coming from a person that wears glasses its hard to find a headset that feels comfortable. Having the option to choose from either 1 of the 3 hooks or 1 out of the 2 ear cushions is a definatley a plus for me.
Only one downfall i found with using one of the ear cushions is that the cushion fits all the way over the speaker which causes a little muffle in the sound. Other then that they are pretty comfortable
As usual there is noise cancellation with the headset using Motorola’s Crystal talk technology that utilizes dual mics to filter out noise. Its what you would expect for a headset that falls in the mid range of bluetooth headsets. Some may say you would get battery quality from a jawbone or blue ant, if you want to spend a hefty dollar.
In conclusion the headset is ranked pretty high in my opinion. With the voice notifications, and the flip open mic makes it a very easy headset to use. With the different options of ear hooks and cushions it makes it easy to find a custom fit to your needs.
Some may think that 89.99-99.99 is a little bit pricey for this headset, knowing that there my be other ones out there with battery sound quality, its really all about what you want and need in a headset. A voice notifying and lightweight headset definitely fits my needs.
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