Motorola H700 Bluetooth HeadsetManufacturer:
]Lowest Historical Price: $20 HistoryIntroduction
Continuing our examination of "tiny headsets," we decided to check out the Motorola H700. The device itself, when closed, is fairly compact but the clunky earpiece (which must be used) and the flip-open mic gives this device a bigger footprint. Click through to see our thoughts on this bluetooth headset.Setup
The package includes the H700 and the accompanying mini-USB wall charger and manuals. To use the H700, you must first pair the headset with your bluetooth compatible device. This can be achieved by holding down the call button until the purple light comes on, and then flipping open the mic. This puts the device into discoverable mode. If your device asks for a code, just enter 0000.
The Motorola H700 has a foldable mic that also turns the device on and off when you deploy it. It's a useful feature since you don't have to fumble with pressing and holding a button to turn the unit on. Motorola has kept a fairly conservative and consistent look and feel, when compared to other Motorola-designed headsets - It looks like a scaled down version of the HS-850. It weighs only 0.2oz, so you can comfortably wear it on your ear for long periods.
Those who hate having earbuds shoved into their ear canal can rejoice, as this headset sits over your ear instead of inside. The ear hook can also be adjusted so that you can use the device on either ear.
The H700 has three buttons (no surprise here): two for volume adjustment and one multi-function button. The multi-function performs four tasks: answer calls (short click), hang up calls (short click), activate voice menu (short click), and redial last number called (long press).
The sound quality from this headset is good. In a quiet to somewhat noisy environment, I was able to hear the caller clearly, and the caller was able to hear me. In a noisier setting, the headset doesn't perform as well. My voice cut out slightly every so often, and it was difficult to hear what the caller was saying, even with the volume turned up all the way. This may be a result of the device sitting on top of my ear instead of inside. I still haven't found a headset to rival the speaker output of the Aliph Jawbone, which fits snugly into your ear and can be turned up fairly high.
I was also able to use it as a mono headphone with the AT&T Tilt. I could hear the music with little to no static, but the sound quality is terrible (think mono and hollow, with some static here and there). That is no fault of the manufacturer, as it sounds great when used for its actual purpose: talking on the phone.Conclusion
For the size and price-range, it's a decent headset. You can charge the device using any standard mini-USB cable, which is convenient if you already use a device that charges through that cable. Overall, I have no complaints about this device other than it can't really be used in a noisy environment, but most devices fail in that setting anyways.Image Gallery Price History