Motorola is in a healthy position when it comes to the mobile phone manufacturing. But this does not mean that the company is dedicated only to the field of handset manufacturing. The company is trying to push through the rival companies in the field of Bluetooth headset manufacturing too. Motorola has introduced the FINITI headset based on Bluetooth as its latest achievement. This headset is a part of the Elite series and it is manufactured with great care and accuracy. It has three microphones for noise and wind cancellation. It is combined with the MotoSpeak Android application to allow the users to compose a SMS by simply speaking it and this feature compliments the hands free experience.
- Dimensions: 54 x 18.5 x 11 mm
- Weight: 12 grams
- Form factor: Stick
- Wearing style: In ear with ear hooks
- Connectivity: MotoSpeak application, Voice Controls, Advanced Multipoint, Easy Pair, Multiple handset enabled universal
- Audio: Advanced Voice Prompts, Stealth Mode, Echo Cancellation, Crystal Talk technology, dual microphones
- Bluetooth: class 2, version 2.1 with EDR, up to 33 feet wireless transmission
- Profiles: Headset (HSP), Hands-free (HFP), A2DR 2.1, Phonebook Access Profile, HFP 1.5
- Power: micro USB charging port, on/off switch, 15 minutes rapid charge for 2.5 hours talk time
- Battery life: 5 hours talk time, 6 days stand by time
- Package: FINITI headset, 5 ear gels, wall charger, 1 ear hook, user guide
- Price: $129.99
The FINITI has a chrome painted texture which is highly reflective. The headset weighs around 12 grams only as it is made entirely of plastic which makes it light in weight. The sides of the headset feature rubbery coating that is soft. This contrasts the color scheme
of the headset very well. The headset offers a very firm grip and an adequate feel even when used without the ear hook. The headset is quite comfortable for short duration of usage. The spout of the ear hook when comes in contact with the ear becomes itchy after a certain period of time. The FINITI is capable of enthralling users who love the physical buttons. There is a sliding type of power switch which allows the users to on or of the device whenever required. This button reduces the fumbles in quickly answering the calls. The side that is soft coated has some bumps indicating the buttons to control the volume and the stealth mode. The rear side of the headset has the micro USB charging port.
The FINITI is very easy to pair with the handsets and this process could have not been simpler. The headset is capable o verbally announcing the name of the device that is connected through the ear piece. The voice prompts allow the headset to answer as well as reject the calls by simple speaking the key words. The headset is capable of announcing the strength o the battery every time it is switched on. This can also be done by pressing both the volume control buttons simultaneously. The MotoSpeak application that converts the voice in text messages will work effectively only with the Android 2.2 operating system. The Nuance’s Voice Control Application that is present in the android 2.1 manages to translate the voice in to commands. The volume rocker is quite convenient in adjusting the volume. The voice sound natural with a tone and they sound sharp too. The FINITI has the stealth mode for the windy and noisy conditions. Without this mode, the callers can hear even the slightest background noise. The stealth mode eliminates the background noise completely. The battery life is good as it comes to about 5.5 hours when the manufacturer claims it to have a life of 5 hours.
The FINITI has a good and solid performance as it does what it is intended to do in a perfect manner. It is expensive as it is priced to be $129.99 but it has many worthy features ad stands out among the other models. It has the features that make it satisfy all the needs that are expected out of a hands free device. Pros – stealth mode, clear call quality, rapid charging. Cons – muffled sound with stealth mode and not suitable for lng periods of use.