The volume is quite loud thanks to its one-watt speaker
which incorporates sophisticated duplex, echo and noise cancellation
technology. The voice quality is excellent at overcoming
road noise and windy conditions. Because of the small size,
you can place the speaker anywhere in the car, such as on
your visor using the included pouch with clip. Even when
we put it inside of a storage shelf just above the cigarette
lighter in a BMW 325i in our test, we could hear loud and
clear. You can adjust the volume using the jog dial. In addition
to the loud speaker, the HF800 has an extra headset jack.
This proves to be very useful if your conversation didn't
end when you arrived at your destination; you can simple
carry the speaker with you and plug in a headset so that
you don't bother other people and keep the conversation private.
The range might not be as important between a phone and
a speaker compared to the range of a phone and a headset.
That said a better range is always useful in case you have
a very large car. The HF800 gave us about 6-8 feet range
when testing with the Motorola MPx220. This isn't a stellar
range for Bluetooth, but good enough if you have your phone
in a bag on the passenger seat with the speaker on your visor.
The HF800 supports many phone features you'd expect from
a car speaker including voice dialing, redialing, putting
a call on hold and call conferencing. However your phone
must support these features too. Check the User Manual of
your cell phone for more details. In general the Hands-Free
profile supports more features such as redialing the last
number, putting a call on hold and conference calling (if
that service is available). Both Hands Free and Headset profiles
should allow voice dialing and call rejection. The voice
dialing works very well, and make sure that you put the mic
end of the speaker towards your mouth for better results.
The multi-function button on the HF800 speaker can initiate
and end calls as well as put caller on hold and conference
another caller in. It could get confusing since one button
does it all. So make sure you read the User Manual for instructions.
The HF800 Wireless Speaker has a built-in battery
that has a claimed talk time of 3 hours and a standby time
of 100 hours. It's convenient to charge the speaker since
it can be charged with either the in-vehicle charger or the
included wall outlet charger. If you have a Motorola phone
that uses the standard Motorola charger, you can use that
one to charge the speaker. Motorola is offering a special
online offer as of press time: if you buy the HF800 you can
get a free in-vehicle charger.
wireless speaker that doesn't require any installation. Better
yet, it's not even tied to your car. You can carry it anywhere
you go and use it as speaker + mic or plug in a headset.
It's got an attractive design in a small size and is light
weight. Pairs easily and has reliable connections with paired
devices. Supports Hands-Free and Headset profiles. Had great
voice quality and high volume for use on the road. Good battery
life and can be charge with both in-car and wall A/C charging
great for Bluetooth communications.
Package includes the HS800 Bluetooth Wireless
Speaker, an A/C charger, a carrying case that has a belt
clip for clipping the speaker to your belt or the visor in
your car, a User Manual and a Quick Start Guide.