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Motorola H605 Bluetooth Headset review: Motorola H605 Bluetooth Headset

The Motorola H605 Bluetooth headset is user-friendly and comfortable, but it's too bulky and has sketchy audio quality.

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Nicole Lee
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Nicole Lee Former Editor

Nicole Lee is a senior associate editor for CNET, covering cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, and all things mobile. She's also a fan of comic books, video games, and of course, shiny gadgets.

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The curved body of the Motorola H605 is made of a gray plastic and a soft black leatherlike material that emphasizes comfort without compromising design. We had some problems slipping it around our ear, but once it was on, it didn't budge and felt quite comfy. It did weigh a little heavy on the ear because of its bulk (3.5 by 1.5 by 0.5 inches) and may overwhelm smaller ears.

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Motorola H605 Bluetooth Headset

The Good

The Motorola H605 is easy to use and features tactile controls; a comfortable, behind-the-ear fit; and a flexible earbud.

The Bad

The Motorola H605 may be a bit bulky for people with small ears. Also, while we heard callers just fine, they had problems hearing us.

The Bottom Line

The Motorola H605 Bluetooth headset is user-friendly and comfortable, but it's too bulky and has sketchy audio quality.
Though Motorola has designed some impressive Bluetooth headsets in the past year, most, such as the H700 and the Razr H3, have exhibited a typical headset-fitting style with a standard ear loop. The Motorola H605 takes a bold step in a new direction. Like the Jabra BT500, the H605 fits behind the ear while employing a short boom mic. Overall it's a successful venture; we liked the comfortable fit and stylish design, but we weren't impressed with the patchy sound quality. The H605 is currently available for $79.99.

The multifunction call button is located below the volume rocker, which is at the very top of the device. The Motorola H605 also has a blue indicator light near the mic at the tip to indicate that it's powered on. One of the cooler design features of the Motorola H605 is its adjustable earbud speaker that tilts and rotates 180 degrees, so as to accommodate either ear.

We tested the Motorola H605 with the T-Mobile Sidekick 3 and the LG VX8100, and they both paired with the device easily. While phone calls sounded great on our end, callers repeatedly told us we sounded faded, even in quiet locations. The H605 supports voice dialing; muting a call; placing a call on hold; joining a three-way call; last-call redial; and receiving, ending, and rejecting calls.

The Motorola H605 uses a standard Motorola charger, so you can use just one charger if you already have a Motorola cell phone. The Motorola H605 has an impressive rated talk time of 10 hours and a standby time of eight days.

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