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Great little Bluetooth headset!,
This review is from: Motorola ELITE SLIVER Bluetooth Headset - Retail Packaging - Black (Wireless Phone Accessory)
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I didn't put this in my first review because I thought it was my phone and not the headset... but sometimes when I play music the sound cuts in and out. Almost like a very hard static. With my iPhone 3Gs I thought it was because my phone was old and I had dropped it a few times. But when I paired this headset with my iPhone 4s I (at times) heard the same thing. The good thing is that it doesn't completely shut the app like it did with the 3Gs. It's just a few seconds of hard static and then it goes back to the music. It HAS NOT done this with phone calls. I don't know if this is an iPhone pairing thing or what but I find it hard to believe that two phone could be experiencing the exact same problem
Ahhhhh... the wonder of technology. When I first opened the package I was thinking, "how in the world can this device pick up my freaking voice"? One part goes in my ear and the other part wraps BEHIND my ear. How in the... ? Well, once I got over trying to figure it out and started using it I was very, very, very happy. Just for reference I use an iPhone 3Gs and an iPad 2. I think I read somewhere this is best used for Android phones. I only found one instance where having an Android phone with this device is "better", but I'll get to that in a minute:
Charging: charging items are usually a boring and little thought of aspect to electronic devices. Not so with this one (at least with me). Not only does this wireless headset hold a good charge, but even if you were to run it down all you would have to do is put it in its case. The CASE is the charger! How cool is that? The case itself is very small and can easily fit in a purse or even your front pocket. When you do (finally) run out of power all you do is place the headset in the case and plug the case in the wall. The specs say that we have up to 15 hours of talk time with the case. I have yet to get anywhere close to that, but I love the fact that I can just grab the case and go and not have to worry about lugging around yet another cord. The bad news is that if you lose the case, you lost the ability to charge your headset.
Pairing: very easy. When you put on the headset you get prompts from the lady in the sky on how to pair it. I didn't need to use the pass code to pair it for either of my devices but she does give you one should you need it. I did pair it with my iPad 2 but since I don't think you're supposed to(?) it recognized it as "phone 1". To once you turn it off or put it back in its case linking up is automatic as long as your device has the setting to "on". The lady in the sky also let you know once you are connected or become disconnected.
Call clarity: VERY good. I walk my kids to and from school every day. It's about a 50 minute round trip and I am able to hear my callers even on the busy stretch of road. In the house or in the Jeep it's even better because I don't have that outside noise to worry about. You can use the buttons on the headset to adjust volume, end calls, and start calls (if you have voice activation on your mobile device). This device is also a good fit because it wraps around your ear like a glove. I never had to adjust while I was out walking.
Music: Since this is a wireless headset you are able to listen to music as well. BONUS! This is my first Bluetooth headset and I felt like I hit pay dirt when I found this out. Sometimes it's the small things and not having to fight with cords as I'm getting the kids ready or trying to find some misplaced item in my Jeep is one of them.
Battery power: no complaints whatsoever. I will admit that I'm not a phone hog but I do listen to music a lot and I've never gotten close to running out of power, especially since I use the charged case.
The Android connection: I wanted to use the `My MotoSpeak' but that is only for Android phones. With the app you can hear text and reply to texts. I guess since the iPhone has Siri Motorola might have felt the need to not make one for iOS devices. But for folks like me who don't have the iPhone 4s, it would be nice to have that option. But that's small cheese when you take this device as a whole. All in all, I'm very happy with this device.
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Initial post: Apr 9, 2012 11:28:46 AM PDT
I have a Blackberry 9810! I received my Bluetooth in a box that was not sealed! I open the box and the bluetooth was wrapped up in clear plastic. I could not get it to hold a charge! When I went out it would say you have 5 hours of talk time! After a couple of hours it was low! I had to put it in the charger! I noticed that most reviews I read say either good about the battery or neigative about the battery! I'm just trying to figure out if there is something on my phone could running down the battery! or if I just got a bad bluetooth!
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2012 12:53:01 AM PST
Beverly Gass says:
not sealed ??? you should had sent it back, that's on you !
Posted on Jan 20, 2013 2:20:56 AM PST
Anthony K. Nance says:
I also saw on Amazon if you ever lost the case they sell a replacement case for the Elite, now that is way cool!
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