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Motorola T305 Bluetooth car kit review: Motorola T305 Bluetooth car kit

The portable T305 offers much of the same functionality as an installed Bluetooth kit, for a lot less cash.

Siddharth Raja
2 min read

Motorola's stylish T305 portable Bluetooth car kit offer users a simple and inexpensive wireless hands-free solution for using a mobile phone whilst driving. Rather than installing an expensive Bluetooth kit inside your car, the portable T305 offers much of the same functionally, but can be moved from one vehicle to another.


Motorola T305 Bluetooth car kit

The Good

Loud speaker. Simple to use. Stylish look.

The Bad

Distorted audio. Average battery life.

The Bottom Line

An inexpensive and simple to use portable Bluetooth car kit that acts as a wireless speakerphone for your mobile phone.

The T305's sleek design features a plain black plastic outer shell, highlighted by a faux carbon-fibre front panel that actually looks quite cool. Located on the sides are separate buttons for adjusting the volume, while a backlit multi-purpose button on the front flashes red when there's an incoming call. Pressing it answers incoming calls with the conversation directed though the powerful 1-watt speakerphone. Otherwise, the button can be used to activate voice dialing.

A small clip that attaches to the back of the device allows you to mount the T305 on your car's sun visor, which allows for easy access. The T305 also has a mini-USB port at the base of the unit for charging in home as well as a vehicle power adaptor that plugs into your car's cigarette lighter for in-car charging. However, the 12 hours of talk time and 200 hours standby should be more than adequate for most trips.

One of the major benefits of the device is that you don't have to wear any annoying headsets for hands-free conservations. Mounting the T305 on the sun-visor is the most practical location, as it's easily in reach for you to answer a call. The device also worked well when placed in the car's coin holder or storage bin.

The inbuilt speaker and microphone are enhanced with echo and noise reduction technology that help to minimise any loss of quality during conversations, and the addition of Bluetooth 2.0 plus the EasyPair feature make connection with you mobile phone easy.

Setting up the T305 is a very simple process. Once paired with our Nokia phone, which was very quick, we were ready to test it while out on the road.

Volume from the 1-watt speakerphone is very loud, even at medium settings. Our ringtone was easily heard even with the car's stereo turned up high and the windows down. Activating the call does require you to take one hand off the steering wheel for a short moment, but then everything is hands-free.

Echo and noise reduction technology worked well, with respondents mentioning that voices were crisp and clear. However, audio from the speaker, though loud, didn't feature the same level of quality.

The 200 hours quoted battery life lasts just over 8 days, which is only average compared to some competitor models such as BlueAnt's SuperTooth 2 that lasts up to 800 hours' standby.

Overall, we came away very impressed with the T305. Its inexpensive price and ease of use makes it a very worthwhile addition inside your car.