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The Moto Hint is a $150/£90/AU$160 Bluetooth earpiece designed to be a touchless, always-on way to connect to your mobile life.
The Hint automatically connects when put in your ear thanks to IR sensors, and turns off when taken out. Calls that come in when the Hint isn't in your ear automatically go directly to your phone.
The Hint gets a little under three and a half hours on a single charge, but the charger helps you top off a few more times to get ten hours of collective use.
There are several designs to choose from; the Hint's front has a textured fabric that's matched on the outer charge case it comes in, for a little extra personality.
Motorola proudly said it scanned hundreds of ears to make sure the Hint had a perfect fit. Four gel attachments will be included to help make sure it does.
There are several designs to choose from: the Hint's front has a textured fabric that's matched on the outer charge case it comes in, for a little extra personality.
There are no physical buttons on the Hint, either: the front panel uses capacitive touch. The Moto Hint works with any Bluetooth-enabled phone to make calls, or to connect to services like Google Now and Siri: tap, and you're able to speak.
If you own a Moto X, the Hint has the added ability to do fully hands-free interaction using Moto Voice, making it feel even more you're speaking with the OS in "Her."
Looks like the packaging might double as a travel case.
It's almost impossible not to think of the Spike Jonze movie "Her," where everyone in future Los Angeles wore something very similar to the discreet earbud of the Hint.
Mark Licea, our ear model, tried it on too.
The Hint fit somewhat comfortably if loosely in my ear during a very brief ears-on I had with it.
The Moto packaging will likely draw the style-centric customers.
Do you need a new Bluetooth earpiece? And can Motorola make earpieces sexy? We'll have to see when the Moto Hint comes available later this fall.