Motorola Announces the Moto Hintby Joshua Ho on September 5, 2014 2:18 AM EST
The Moto Hint is a new Bluetooth headset. While this is normally a bit boring, Motorola has put extra effort into this headset.
The size and shape is specifically made to fit in ears as well as possible and to make it less obvious than most headsets. The headset also has microphones which also serve as a method to access Google Now and Moto Voice on the new Moto X. One use case demonstrated was turn by turn navigation with the phone in a pocket and relying upon the headset for directions. There's also a sensor that will automatically detect when the headset is removed from the ear and will shut off the headset upon detection. Finally, it will charge and store itself on a keychain charger if not in use.
The Moto Hint will go on sale later this fall. It will cost 149.99 USD in the US and will be available on Motorola's website and expand to other regions in time for the holidays.
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nitram_tpr - Friday, September 5, 2014 - linkOooh, could you use two for wireless stereo?
Strulf - Friday, September 5, 2014 - linkThat’d be awesome. As well, how do you take calls with these when they’re already in the ears? And can you control your music with them?
55Tan - Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - linkThis is one cool looking headset. But is nothing like the other headphones on the market (I'd recommend seeing a ranking like http://www.topreport.org/headphones/
Impulses - Friday, September 5, 2014 - linkNot sure I get it, are we trying to make it even more confusing for people around you that don't realize you're on the phone?
I guess it looks less douchey/rude when not in active use, but so does taking any regular BT headset off (and they already made that very seamless with their flip to standby models).
I'm not a heavy BT or voice user tho, maybe someone that is can share why they'd prefer this.
Stochastic - Friday, September 5, 2014 - link$150! How much do most Bluetooth headsets retail for?
mkozakewich - Friday, September 5, 2014 - linkIt's one of the big problems with peripherals today. Like, a mouse is between $5 and $20, but then a Microsoft Arc mouse is $80. The cheap stuff will be crappy; and, though the good stuff will be noticeably better, it'll cost up to five times as much. I wouldn't be surprised if every first-party peripheral was $100 in the next couple years, even if it's a glorified speaker box in your ear.
rhughesjr - Friday, September 5, 2014 - linkDoes this only with with Moto phones?
efficacyman - Friday, September 5, 2014 - linkEstimated battery life? Jaybirds with similar form factor give 4-6 hours. If they can get it to 10 hours of streaming music/podcasts similar to the LG Tone headset line, I would be in for one.
tuxRoller - Friday, September 5, 2014 - link3 hours talk time.
I couldn't find a wireless jaybird that didn't use two earbubs connected with a wire and were a decent amount larger (hanging out of the ear like a plastic child's plastic earring.
Murloc - Friday, September 5, 2014 - linktacticool