Motorola H700 Bluetooth Headset review: Motorola H700 Bluetooth Headset

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The Good The Motorola H700 has a small and stylish form factor, a foldable boom mic that turns the headset on and off, and solid call quality. Plus, it feels comfortable against the ear.

The Bad The Motorola H700's buttons may be a bit small for large fingers.

The Bottom Line The Motorola H700 wins plenty of points with its design; not only does it have a small form factor and sleek color scheme, but it also has a foldable boom mic that turns the headset on and off. Ergonomic comfort and great sound quality make this an exceptional Bluetooth headset.

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Motorola H700

With cell phones such as the Motorola Razr and the Slvr , Motorola is all about making things smaller. And now the same is true with one of its newest Bluetooth headsets, the Motorola H700. Although its basic design is very similar to the Motorola HS850's , the H700 is almost 30 percent smaller. At 1.69 (2.51 when the microphone boom is open) by 1.06 by 0.66 inches and weighing an incredibly lightweight 0.2 ounce, the H700 is shaped in an adorable pebblelike form factor that won't take up much room in your pocket. Its gray and silver color scheme is also pleasing to the eyes. While its $100 price tag seems pretty affordable already, you can easily get it for $80, thanks to discounts online.

Arguably the best feature on the Motorola H700 is its PowerFlip foldable microphone. As with the HS850, folding the boom mic out turns on the headset, while folding it back in turns it off. This makes it incredibly easy to answer and end calls; you just flip it down to answer and flip it up to end. The reversible ergonomic ear hook has a rubberized back designed to cradle the ear, making for a very comfortable fit. Also, because the earpiece rests against the ear instead of inside it, you'll hardly realize you're wearing it.

There are three buttons on the Motorola H700: the large multifunction button is in the middle, and there's a volume control on each side. The multifunction button starts and ends calls, doubles as a pairing button, and glows blue when it is turned on. The buttons are all easy to press, although the volume controls may seem a bit small for larger hands. On top of the H700 is the charger port.

We tested the Motorola H700 with the Nokia 7380 and the Samsung SGH-D357 and were able to pair the devices with the headset without a problem. Phone calls sounded loud and clear, and although sound quality slightly diminished in noisier environments, it wasn't significant. Callers heard us without any problems. Aside from letting you answer, end, and reject calls, the Motorola H700 supports voice dialing, three-way calling, last-number redialing, call waiting, and putting a call on hold or on mute.

The Motorola H700 comes with a standard Motorola USB charger; however, if you have an existing Motorola cell phone, you can just use the one charger to juice up both your phone and the H700. The Motorola H700 has a rated talk time of 6 hours and a standby time of five days.

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Motorola H700 Bluetooth Headset

Part Number: H700

MSRP: $119.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

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  • Sound Output Mode mono
  • Type headset
  • Headphones Form Factor over-the-ear