The Good The Motorola Finiti has "stealth mode," a bone conduction technology that completely blocks out environmental noise. It also has features like multipoint, A2DP streaming, voice controls, and compatibility with an Android app that reads out incoming text messages. Call quality is excellent.
The Bad The Motorola Finiti has a tiny multipurpose call button. The MotoSpeak app is currently only for Android and could be improved. Voices in stealth mode sound a little overly processed.
The Bottom Line The Motorola Finiti is a definite improvement over its predecessor, with lots of high-end features and amazing audio quality.
Motorola FINITI Bluetooth Headset
Editors' note, December 9: After further review and comparison with other headsets in its category, we've dropped the Finiti's rating to 8.0.
It has been more than a year since Motorola introduced the Endeavor HX1, which is one of a few Bluetooth headsets that can use bone conduction to translate the vibration of the jaw into speech. Now Motorola has come out with its successor, the Motorola Finiti, which debuted this year at CTIA's fall show. The Finiti has the same "stealth" bone conduction mode for extremely noisy situations and Motorola's CrystalTalk noise cancellation technology for everyday use. Other features include A2DP streaming, multipoint, voice prompts, and compatibility with the MotoSpeak app, which reads out incoming texts and lets you dictate a reply.
The Motorola Finiti retails for $129.99, which we think is a fair price for such a great-sounding headset. However, competing headsets like the Aliph Jawbone Icon and the are available for a much lower price. Even though they don't have the Finiti's bone conduction mode, they have additional features (like apps and services) that outmatch the Finiti.