Motorola HS-810 Bluetooth Headset - Security Camera User Rating
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Description:No wires. No limits. Designed to enhance the experience of any Bluetooth? technology enabled phone, the Motorola Wireless Headset HS810 also stores information and wirelessly interacts with up to eight different Bluetooth 1.1 compliant devi.Reviewed by: elmasson from CA on Nov 24, 2004

Experience: 3 Days

Strengths: Clear voice, boom functions are good, very simple to use

Weaknesses: Batteries discharge faster with bluetooth active

Summary: At first I was apprehensive at using a bluetooth headset given the experiences that others related to me. In the past few days my newly acquired HS810 headset from Motorola has alleviated these fears. So far it has worked very nicely.

I have a collection of three Motorola V600 mobiles that each were connected to the headset without any difficulties. Bluetooth link setup was very simple. Motorola's bluetooth connection scheme avoided any confusion as to which phone was the one connected to the receiver despite all three phones being within bluetooth range (30 feet, 10m) of the headset. The headset also keeps track of the 8 most recently used devices connected to it.

The headset produced a clear two way communication. I tested the headset as both the call sender and receiver and found no real problems with the device. The headset also sounds quite clear from a moving vehicle despite the surrounding road noise. Make sure the other party is using a proper volume level on their phone. More importantly, ensure that the microphone boom is close to your face. Otherwise the headset communication can sound low toned.

I setup the phone for automatic call answering after a few seconds and it worked very well. Also setup for answering using the headset button and it worked quite cleanly. I prefer the latter since it gives me the possibility to ignore an incoming call.

I setup phone for automatic voice dialing using headset button. It worked well once I figured out my phone requires a slight lag before I can voice the names. Before I figured this out I was getting random results. After that it all went smoothly. I regard the lag as a phone issue, although the headset might play a small part when the bluetooth connection needs to be automatically reactivated between phone and headset should the link be in a power savings "sleep" mode. The latter is speculation on my part.

Both 3-way calling and caller hold worked as advertised. They are single button features of the headset and are simple to use.

When the headset volume was set to maximum there is a small echo of the remote person's voice. I figure this is the headphone earpiece being so loud that the sound makes its way to the microphone at the end of the boom.

A main feature that distinguishes the HS810 over the HS820 is that the boom can be used to start and terminate calls by opening and closing it. That feature works quite nicely and it is a major advantage. Also, when receiving a call with the boom open the V600 no longer used specialized caller ring tones but defaulted to a standard ring tone. At first I thought this was a problem but I later realized this is likely intentional since certain specialized tones such as "vibrate" are not very useful if are standing several feet away from the phone with bluetooth on. If you still want to maintain specialized ring tones then the possibility still exists by keeping the boom closed. Only open it when the ring is heard. I prefer keeping the boom open and using the standard ring (which also won't get drowned with music from my car radio). You can have it either way, but this is mostly a property of the phone in conjunction with the headset as opposed to a standalone headset feature.

The V600 and the headset both use the same type of charger, so I only need one charger for both Motorola apparatus. That said, the headset comes with its own charger in addition to a protective carry case that clips on a belt and a neck strap. Don't use the quick startup guide to setup your headset, use the detailed manual. The former omits details that will likely make you waste time while setting up. The headset is very light and fits ergonomically on the few ears we had at our disposal.

The only drawback so far is that using bluetooth consumes more power and requires more frequent charging. Headset warns of low charge with beeps into the earpiece. Rated talk time is 5 hours but I haven't really verified this. Bluetooth communication is encrypted but I have no way of verifying the claimed security.

This is definitely a technology that I'll commit to. I'm thinking of this headset for all of our phones.

Reviewed by: zhuchok from NY on Nov 30, 2004

Experience: 30 Days

Strengths: See below

Weaknesses: Even though the flip microphone design is one of the great features of this model, it is also the only weakness that I was able to find so far. My first headset worked for me a little more than a week before a small piece of plastic fell off from the junc

Summary: * Comes with all-that-you-need accessory set
* Great functionality and Motorola quality
* Light weight
* Flip microphone design
* Seamless Bluetooth operation (used with Motorola V600)

Reviewed by: jmginc from OH on Nov 14, 2004

Experience: 25 Days

Strengths: Very light and comfortable to wear even with glasses. Pairs really well with the bluetooth products.

Weaknesses: The way the phone holds to your ear prevents the speaker from being close enough & makes it harder to hear.

Summary: The product is great, much better then other bluetooth headsets. This one is specifically compact for when you are carrying it. The volume buttons are a little hard to locate at times when you are using the headset, but over time you get used to.

Reviewed by: Popcorn98007 from WA on Oct 17, 2004

Experience: 5 Days

Strengths: Good fit for small ears. Light, compact, comfortable.

Weaknesses: May wobble (is loose) for those who don't wear glasses.

Summary: All prior headsets either did not fit or hurt my ear, which is probably slightly on the small side. This one was very comfortable except it wobbled. HOWEVER, if I take off my glasses, put on the headset, and then put my glasses back's perfect! FINALLY, a headset I can live with!

Reviewed by: weschan from CA on Dec 28, 2004

Experience: 10 Days

Strengths: Long battery life, loud speaker, no wires!

Weaknesses: None!

Summary: I purchased a Motorola RAZR v3 phone and needed a bluetooth headset. The HS-810 is an obvious choice since it's small, portable, and feels very comfortable on the ear.

The battery life is quite lengthy, you can make around 4 hrs of calls with it before you need to recharge the headset. Basically the headset lasts as long as the phone does!

The headset syncs flawlessly with the V3 phone, setting it up took 30 seconds.

Reviewed by: nuj0iz from NV on Aug 26, 2004

Experience: 10 Days

Strengths: no wires, easy to set up, long battery life

Weaknesses: doesn't fit as snuggly as expected

Summary: The Motorola HS810 is a great item to have if you have a bluetooth enabled phone. I use to get frustrated untangling the cord of my old headset. but with the hs810 i just put it on and i'm set. i love that it includes a charger that is compatible with my motorola handset, a carrying case for safe storage and a neck strap so i can keep it handy. Because its so lightweight i enjoy bringing it wherever i go and it is so much more compact than other bluetooth headsets. i glad that this was the first bluetooth headset that i bought. its by far the best one on the market.

Reviewed by: hamid4331 from NJ on Sep 9, 2004

Experience: 6 Days

Strengths: very sleek and light weight.Eye catching

Weaknesses: earhook seems little smaller then rest of unit.

Summary: I just got it and love it very sleek design. I am only using it in my car whiles driving and I can also charge it with my phone's (V600) car charger. Great product....... Very good service by Malcomwireless Store order wednesday night and got it on saturday. Good job !!! Keep it up....

Reviewed by: genobrown from MN on Aug 30, 2004

Experience: 1 Weeks

Strengths: Clear vocal quality on both ends. Operation range excellent

Weaknesses: Phone didn't recognize commands to initiate call remotely.

Summary: This product works wonderfully when paired with the V710 cell phone. The technology really blows my friends away. I haven't tried any other bluetooth products, but I would reccomend this one for sure.

Reviewed by: mrtwo from TX on Jan 15, 2005

Experience: 1 Weeks

Strengths: Solid feel. Lightweight. Folding boom for on/off. Good volume.

Weaknesses: Static under certain conditions. NO MUTE BUTTON.

Summary: This headset works great. The folding boom is nice to let you see that your headset is definitely off or on. The only downside to the boom for me has been that if I close the boom (off) and I receive a call on my Motorola mpx220, when I open the boom (on), the headset connects but I cannot answer the call until I open my phone. It is possible that this may be a problem with the firmware on my phone though. I currently have my phone being upgraded via Motorola service for volume issues with old firmware.

The HS810 has a nice fit. It took me a couple of days to get used to how to put it on without it feeling like it was flopping around and barely being held on, but I can now successfully pick it up and have it on without worry. It is nice to be able to wear it in the car and just press the multifunction button to answer incoming calls. Too bad Motorola Mpx220 doesn't support voice dialing via bluetooth headset as this would have been very nice. I have used this headset with a Nokia 3650 and voice dial works great. From what I have read, the voice dialing issue with the Motorola is due to a limitation of Windows Mobile 2003.

The battery seems to stay charged forever and has not gone dead on me yet. I believe my phone battery would give out long before the headset.

The inclusion of the lanyard is also nice since you can hang the HS810 around your neck and always have it close by for incoming calls. The belt clip looks very nice as well and it was good to see it included as an option, but for me the lanyard works best since I already have a phone and badge clipped to my belt. Anything more clipped on my belt and I will start to feel like I need a utility belt.

With regards to my weaknesses mentioned above, the static I am referring to seems to happen when there is something in the way of the signal. I initially thought that it was the person on the other end until I moved the phone and found out that having a reasonable line of site works better. I experience static if I have my phone in my front left pocket for example, with the HS810 on my right ear. Moving the phone to my belt clip clears this up 100%.

The mute button is something I am sad to say is missing on this headset as well as many others I have looked at. I realize that since we don't have eyes on the sides of our heads, the more buttons we have on a device attached to our ear, the more complex it becomes. The volume control is located toward the rear and is easily found. The multifunction button is directly over the ear and is perfect. I just wish they would have included a mute button somewhere, possible just on top of the area where the multifunction button is. This is not a deal breaker for me, but mute is always appreciated when talking on conference calls with large groups of people and having it nearby would have been great.

Overall, I believe this to be a fantastic headset! If you are still using a wired headset and getting it tangled up around your seat belt buckle latch while you are trying to answer the phone before it stops ringing, buy this headset! This small investment will save your sanity while driving and make things much safer for you and everyone else.

Reviewed by: GElkind from CA on Nov 5, 2004

Experience: 2 Months

Strengths: Clear reception and is nice to talk on vs on cell or other types of headsets (with wires).

Weaknesses: Battery life and voice recognition is poor and it doesn't dial the right number when it doesn't recognize names/your voice.

Summary: Is nice to have, but I wouldn't take it on business trips, it is small and may get lost. I am not going to wear it around my neck like a necklace and it would have been nice if they made the belt clip on, or whatever type of carrying case they included, to the motorola cell phone that I use instead of the headset. So, I could wear the headset and carry the cell phone seperately. Poor design of the carrying accessories.

For a couple of hours of talk time and the convinience of being able to be hands free and move around (wireless). It is nice. The range is not too great, but I don't see myself leaving my cell phone in one room and leaving it there.

Put the cell in one pocket and have the headset on, is just fine.

Still not practical however. More of a toy and nice not needing to hold phone, I am addicted, but also runs out of battery life and is a hassle that way too.

Reviewed by: ppgallini on Oct 29, 2004

Experience: 1 Weeks

Strengths: Lightweight, Easy to use controls for volume and on/off, "cool factor"

Weaknesses: weak reception, constant crackling.

Summary: I've owned this for about a week and although I like the products look and feel, unfortunately I'll be returning it for a better model. Feedback from family and friends is that it crackles too much and they have a hard time hearing me. This happens inside my apt a few feet away from my phone, when I walk near my computer, outside on the street, and especially when i'm anywhere near another cellphone or wireless system. I've had to cut my conversations short simply because they couldn't hear me well enough.

Save your money and wait for the Motorola HS850 to roll out (any day now). They've strengthened the signal so at least some of the annoying problems should be fixed.

Reviewed by: syanuck from NY on Dec 23, 2004

Experience: 10 Days

Strengths: Ease of use

Weaknesses: Volume

Summary: Using the Motorola bluetooth wireless headset with my Nokia cellphone has been great. They work well together and it makes it much easier to carry on a conversation while driving or doing another activity when not worrying about a wire hanging from you ear.

Reviewed by: ckrichard from OR on Dec 12, 2004

Experience: 90 Days

Strengths: Lightweight. Fits small ears.

Weaknesses: None

Summary: This headset is absolutely wonderful. I don't know what I did without it. I can now talk and do other tasks without getting tangled in the cord. The range is pretty good too.

Reviewed by: Frenchie40 from CA on Jan 20, 2005

Experience: 25 Days

Strengths: look, size

Weaknesses: range

Summary: Well it is hard to say because it might be a defective unit. If not, the product sucks. Cant pick up call, redial, or anything. The only way it works, is to transfers a regular call to the unit. Useless! Range sucks! If my phone is not in my hand, the unit make noise and drop calls. he vendor I got it from got it from Singapore. The original package come with a euro type charger (240v). A US charger was add as a spare part at no charge.

Reviewed by: Robert S. from IL on May 15, 2005

Experience: 1 Months

Strengths: NA

Weaknesses: NA

Summary: Overall the product is very good. Although, sometimes there is little distortion when listening. The case is handy to protect it when not in use.

Reviewed by: truevalor from MS on Apr 12, 2005

Experience: 1 Months

Strengths: links up well

Weaknesses: range is not 30 feet

Summary: this product looks good and does work but the range is not 30ft as advertised. i have to keep my phone on my hip at all times to get clear quality. i cant walk 10 feet from it without getting static.

Reviewed by: cl9394 from TX on Apr 11, 2005

Experience: 30 Days

Strengths: Turns off when boom is closed

Weaknesses: None noted so far

Summary: Product was easy to use and seems adequate in audio as well as structure and other performance factors. Since I matched with a Motorola phone, it was very simple to use and connects quickly and effortlessly. I would purchase this product again.

Reviewed by: cbh328 from FL on Mar 29, 2005

Experience: 4 Days

Strengths: It is very light weight and easy to put on the ear. The button is easy to answer calls from.

Weaknesses: If using with the Nokia, you can only have 10 voice tags as a motorola you can voice tag all in your contacts.

Summary: I recommend this bluetooth over all the others as the mike can open and close to shut off the the bluetooth and put in back on.

Reviewed by: townie from IL on Feb 25, 2005

Experience: 1 Months

Strengths: Good size/weight/styling. Stays connected even when I move from home office on second floor to first floor of home (wood construction).

Weaknesses: Could be a bit louder for use in the car, especially at highway speeds. Lacks some functionality with my phone (Motorola MPX220), but I believe that is due to phone limitations and not the HS-810. Some static during some calls even when only 2-3 feet aw

Summary: I own two of these head sets (office & car). I recommend this headset for office/inside use. For use in a car, I would NOT recommend this one as the sound can sometimes be a bit low even on the highest setting; it depends on the call. For a car, I suspect that the type that fits into the ear canal would give better sound.

Reviewed by: jonjay009 from NJ on Feb 23, 2005

Experience: 1 Months

Strengths: folding boom, great sound quality, low price, worked perfectly with my nokia 6600. useful case.

Weaknesses: getting a phone call when folded closed, there is about a 2-3 second delay for the headset to answer after opening the boom.

Summary: other than that minor weakness, this headset is the best i've tried. don't even get nokia bluetooth (not worth it). the sound quality doesn't compare to this motorola headset. plus it looks cool! i just keep the case attached to my belt all the time, and put the headset away whenever i want.

Reviewed by: spmay from WA on Feb 16, 2005

Experience: 30 Days

Strengths: Voice activated dialing. Very lightweight. Easy instructions for pairing with cell phone.

Weaknesses: Ocassional gulping sound in ear piece.

Summary: This is my first experience with a Bluetooth enabled headset. I like the freedom of no wires to snag or accidentally get tangled up. The flashing blue light takes some getting used to, especially when driving at night. The sound difference between the headset and the phone earpiece is barely noticeable.

Reviewed by: Nivix from CA on Feb 15, 2005

Experience: 1 Months

Strengths: Excellent design, I always get a second look with a stare when I'm wearing it.

Weaknesses: The sound quality is the same as a Mobile Phone from 2 years ago.

Summary: Definitely worth it if you are on your phone for a couple hours a day and/or you need your hands to be free for other things.

Reviewed by: miked91678 from IL on Jan 31, 2005

Experience: 15 Days

Strengths: Connects with Sony T616 phone

Weaknesses: Connection takes a second but we can live with that!

Summary: You need to make sure you're wearing the headset (on) to have a more instant connection to your phone. If your phone is ringing and THEN you open the headset to connect, you run the risk of missing the call. Otherwise, a great product. I like how you can power the headset on and off just by opening / closing the boom mic.

Reviewed by: SORAISOLA from AZ on Jan 23, 2005

Experience: 2 Weeks

Strengths: good size,calls are clear,nice carry case

Weaknesses: not made for womens ears!, have long hair? good luck it does tangle a little.

Summary: again i think this is the neatest thing yet to be made, my son-in-law in italy, has had one for at least 1 year now, and travels alot in the car, i did purchases it for the same reason it it great for driving i think EVERYONE should ware one, causes less disraction!

Reviewed by: faulknerwn from TX on Jan 19, 2005

Experience: 2 Weeks

Strengths: Comfortable Fit - very good quality. Can be charged by the same charger as the phone.

Weaknesses: A tad loose on a small ear.

Summary: I've been very pleased with this Bluetooth headset. It took a little bit for me to figure out how to get it to work with my phone, but since then I have had no issues. The sound quality is very good, and I've been quite pleased.

Its more comfortable than other headsets I've tried, but it is slightly big for my small ear. It doesn't seem to fall out however so that's not a big issue.

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