Motorola HS850 Bluetooth Headset

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  • Mono Bluetooth headset for handsfree voice communication with unique body design that employs a folding microphone boom
  • Unfold the boom microphone, place the headset over the ear and a link will be established automatically
  • Multifunction call control button and volume buttons
  • Measures less than 5 cm in diameter when folded and weighs just 20 grams
  • Talk time of up to 8 hours and standby time of up to 200 hours

Benefits

You can talk on your cell phone while operating a vehicle such as a car.

Buying Guide Questions

  • Does the cell phone ear piece stay on your head?
  • Does it install easily?

No wires. No limits. Designed to enhance the experience of any Bluetooth technology enabled phone, the Motorola Wireless Headset HS850 also stores information and wirelessly interacts with up to eight different Bluetooth 1.1 and 1.2 compliant devices, including handsets, PDAs and computers. The Motorola HS850 Bluetooth Headset is in it’s original condition. Product also includes original charger, warranty, and manual. The Motorola HS850 is the company’s update to their HS810 headset, one of m

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Price: $ 49.00

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  • Review by AlphaGeek

    AlphaGeek
    Rating:
    Awesome sound quality, battery life, and range.

    I can leave my phone in my bedroom, and still make and receive calls on this headset twenty-five – thirty feet away IN MY LIVING ROOM!! Amazing.

    Pairing was as snap on a Motorola V80, and my PC, but other phones may be different.

    The only drawback I find, as I did on the HS820 review, is that my phone reverts to a default ring for both voice & messages, so the cool MP3 ringtones are useless when using the headset 🙁

    Ear fit is on par with the HS820 as well. It flaps around your ear sometimes and it feels like it’s going to fall off, but it doesn’t, and it also fits well when wearing sunglasses.

    The battery life is unprecedented. Probably the best on the market as of this writing.

    Audio quality:

    The sound quality is unequaled. The party on the other end of the line will never know you’re on a headset, calls are clear and they sound like a wired phone/headset. The caveat is that in windy conditions, it will be impossible to use, but so will be a wired headset, so there’s no way around that situation.

    The headset functions w/o any issues almost all the time, except in a couple of instances when, if the phone is answered first, and the headset is turned on afterwards, I’ve encountered a very loud static noise, which would go away when folding the boom and extending again thereby turning off and back on.

    A couple of times I’ve lost calls and had to revert back to using the phone, but that may have been due to external RF since it only happened twice in a three week period.

    Fit and finish:

    Motorola has a winner here. The look is stylish, and fit and finish is first class.

    Size:

    This unit is bigger (longer) than the HS820, since it incorporates a boom, which, when extended, increases the overall lenght to 3.3 inches long, making it more noticeable then other integrated units. It also feels slightly heavier, but not by much.

    To it’s credit, the boom doubles as a on/off switch, making it a no brainer figuring out the unit’s state: folded=off and extended=on

    Accessories included:

    I was surprised that the U.S. version does not come with the leather carry holster and lanyard like the European version does.

    Tried to shop for an replacement Motorola holster online and THERE AREN’T ANY, not even replacements for the HS810 which does include the holster.

    Also, the U.S charger is noticeably larger then it’s European counterpart (Hello Moto, anyone home?).

    A USB charger would also have been nicer than a regular AC adapter, specially when traveling, since all one would have to do is plug into a laptop if the battery is running low.

    To recap:

    Pros:

    Easy one-button function

    Fit/Finish

    Stylish

    Battery Life

    Call quality

    Range

    Cons:

    Size

    Overrides phone’s customized rings

    Ear fit may prove too loose for smaller ears

    No holster provided

    No USB charger

  • Review by bob

    bob
    Rating:
    I just picked up my first bluetooth phone, and was looking forward to a wireless headset. My last headset was an […], which gave exceptional noise isolation, and very clear reception and transmission, even in the noisiest of environments. It was just a hassle to leave the wire hanging, and wasn’t easy to get it hooked up from scratch for a call, so I wound up using it a lot only in the car or on long calls. But its exceptional performance left me with high expectations.

    I started with a Sony HSH660 (which I reviewed) but it rubbed on the back of my ear and left it hurting. It picked up ambient noises in a noisy environment on its mic and created lots of static on the other end, though I could hear very clearly. So I was looking for better fit and clarity in transmission.

    The Motorola is lighter, and its thin earpiece fit in a way that was immediately comfortable in a way the Sony wasn’t. BUT, the HS850 feels vaguely set on my ear, wobbling back and forth on my ear. In contrast, the Sony felt rock solid. The Motorola never actually fell or moved off my ear, it just felt flimsy. The narrow earpiece that made it less painful made it feel less secure. Still, I think that’d be easier to get used to than an earpiece that hurt.

    I went out to a mall and checked out the reception. The ambient noise would show up the quality quickly. Here, the Motorola’s mic screened out the ambient noise better, but the people I called said that while there wasn’t much background noise, it sounded like I was on a speakerphone. The boom is certainly too short to allow better positioning and noise isolation like the ety. But while the Motorola’s transmission was better than the Sony, I had more trouble hearing the Motorola. The Sony earphone seemed much clearer, less prone to static or noise than the Motorola. This certainly surprised me. Rather than a clear winner, it was a trade-off. The verdict is about the same in quiet environments, though it is a little easier to hear on both ends.

    The Motorola folded up neatly, and the black unit looks sharp. The blue light that is on when the headset is in use is a nice touch. The unit was easy to set up with my phone, and the swinging boom turns the unit on and off. When a phone call is received, it took no time to open the boom, and by the time I got the headphone on my ear, I could press the on button and receive the call seamlessly. I haven’t had a chance to test out the 8 hrs talk time, but others tell me that’s accurate. It folds up more compactly than the Sony.

    So here’s my summary:

    Pros:

    Extremely light weight

    Easy and painless over the ear fit

    Blue light shows others you are on a call

    Easy hookup with your cellphone

    Uses the same adapter as Motorola phones

    Cons

    Earpiece feels flimsy and not that secure on your ear

    No battery level

    Mic and earphone quality adequate, but not up to best wired headset standards

    I’ve decided to keep this headset for now. If the Sony headset were comfortable for me it’d be more of a toss-up. There probably aren’t any perfect BT headsets yet, but I will certainly be on the lookout for something better

  • Review by tall-latte

    tall-latte
    Rating:
    I have been very happy with this headset. I use it with a Motorola RAZR V3.

    My last Bluetooth headset was a Jabra, and it broke after just a few months — the power button quit working, so it was always on until the battery drained.

    I love the HS850 since it has no power button! Instead, you just flip it open or closed. It gets great battery life, since it’s so easy to put it in standby by flipping it closed.

    I have also used this headset successfully with Skype on both Windows and Mac. The only catch is that it can only be active with one device at a time, so you have to disconnect/release it from your cell phone, before you can successfully use it with Windows or Mac. This makes switching back and forth between your PC and phone a bit cumbersome. Of course, it took a couple of hours to get it working under Windows, but it worked first try on the Mac 😉

  • Review by Boatschool

    Boatschool
    Rating:
    I’ve tried a few different headsets (Jabra, Ericsson). This is by far the best reception and most convenient to use.

    Pros:

    – Good range.. I can place the phone on the kitchen counter and walk around freely up to about 30 feet from the phone and still get good reception.

    – Great battery life

    – Strong volume and clear reception.. transmission is another matter (see cons)

    – Very convenient to use. Once the headset is paired, it’s the most convenient of all the headsets to use. When my phone rings, I simply flip open the mic boom. The headset connects to the phone and the phone passes the call to the headset in the time it takes me to bring it to my ear and hook it on. I chose this headset specifically for this feature based on previous experience with bluetooth headsets.

    Cons:

    – For the flip feature to work, you must keep your bluetooth radio on the phone activated. Although the phone will hibernate the bluetooth radio after a few minutes, it is essentially always on. This consumes battery life on the phone. However this issue remains regardless of the headset you use. If you keep bluetooth readily available on your phone, it will have to be “on”.

    – Transmission (from earlier)… the biggest con for me is clarity on the transmit side. In a noisy environment (in a car with lots of road noise), the first syllable of your sentence will often cut out. It’s as if it takes the headset’s firmware half a breath to figure out that your are talking. I am not sure, but it may be related to noise cancellation functionality of the phone.

    – Tinny sounding.. but I get this feedback on all bluetooth I have tried. My listeners tell me that I sound tinny or metallic.

    – Update (24 June 2005): Something I have just encountered recently… the party with whom I converse tells me they hear an echo. This issue has come up only recently, but in reading another reviewers post, it appears that when the headset volume is increased to maximum there is feedback through the microphone. The other party is in essence hearing themselves speak.

  • Review by P. Nanda

    P. Nanda
    Rating:
    I was very dissapointed with its audio performance. I don’t want to write a lot because others have definitely written the positive features in good detail(good microphone, quick connect, good battery life, light-weight etc.), but the usability is very restricted.

    Here is the bottom line, if you want to take this unit outside of your office/home/any quiet environment, you will NOT be able to hear the other person even if the environment is moderately noisy (this is at unit’s highest volume). I was using this in the car, and I can hear faint at best when the road is good, but when you pass through slightly patchy freeway, the other person’s voice is completely drowned. The speaker’s maximum volume is just completely unacceptable. By the way, this experience was inside a luxury car, not a cardboard car. I am not sure the reason behind this design, could be to improve battery life?

    I had high expectations. I am returning this unit to Amazon and will look at the Jabra BT500 (read good reviews about it: in-ear position & USB charging).

    By the way, I used this with my Blackberry 7100g, good syncing and quick connection.

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