Motorola FINITI Bluetooth Headset
Manufacturer: Motorola Part number: FINITI
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CNET editors' review
price range: $161.59
- Reviewed by: Nicole Lee
- Reviewed on: 12/08/2010
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.
the best bluetooth bar none!!!!
by jtopdawg6 on December 18, 2010
Pros: great fit
awesome audio quality
stealth mode is the best on the market!!!!
Cons: maybe price and cant buy it in best buy( no rewards points)
Summary: i work in construction, bricklaying and need a great bluetooth. i had been a long time jawbone user and always liked their noise cancellation but always hated the fit. the ...
Summary: i work in construction, bricklaying and need a great bluetooth. i had been a long time jawbone user and always liked their noise cancellation but always hated the fit. the sensor would always work away from my jaw and would find myself adjusting it all day. so i went on a quest to find something that had the noise cancellation of the jawbone but a better fit and i've tried them all, blue ant, sound id, plantronics , jabra and others but nothing fit the bill until i tried the motorola endeavor with stealth mode. i was blown away with its stealth mode, i can run a saw a jack hammer lay brick and carry on a normal conversation with its stealth mode on. the fit is the best of all, once i put it on its there till i remove it. i never have to worry about it coming off or even moving. i will say you have to get use to it fitting in your ear. so after using it for the past 8 months i saw the motorola finiti and saw its new features and knew it was a no brainer to purchase it. i can honestly say i thought they couldnt improve the endeavor but they have with the motorola finiti. if you're looking for a bluetooth that can cancel any noise you throw at it and have great audio quality along with other great features this is it. i promise you wont be sorry, guaranteed!!!!
Great for audio clarity - lacked on why I bought it.
by trlennon1976 on December 15, 2010
Pros: Lightweight, Superb Audio Quality on both ends, Stealth mode eliminated background noise, fast rapid charging and long battery life, Caller Announcement / ID worked perfect on my iPhone 4.
Cons: Stealth only works if seated properly in your ear canal, causing frustration because I was playing with the headset to get the fit right. The headset would answer if I said ignore and vice versa in loud environments causing me frustration.
Summary: Bottom line, if you are looking for a quality headset without worrying about the price, I believe this headset was far superior than my Jawbone Icons on audio. The Jawbone ...
Summary: Bottom line, if you are looking for a quality headset without worrying about the price, I believe this headset was far superior than my Jawbone Icons on audio. The Jawbone does an awesome job on noise cancellation, but I had a hard time hearing the person on the other end in my case. I always have the Jawbone Icon maxed out on volume and still find myself missing parts of the conversation. The Motorola Finiti sits far enough in your ear, that the sound is projected down your ear canal and you hear it very loud and clear. In normal conditions and even a bar, I didn't need to use Stealth mode. But if I was around machinery, I used Stealth. Everyone said it eliminated the background noise at a cost of sounding digitized / robot sounding. But, Motorola states this when reading news releases.
All and all, I hated returning the headset, but I did not care about worrying if the headset would do what I said for answer or ignore the phone call. In the car or at home no problem, but when I was around a loud environment, the headset had a mind of it's own understanding answer / ignore. I thought the phone call was ended, and next thing I know the caller was on the phone saying "hello, hello?" I am back to my Sound ID 510 and Jawbone Icon as my daily bluetooth options now. Sorry Motorola, I will stick with my headsets that can be update their firmware for improvements versus running and buying a new one every time something needs tweaked to improve a small bug.
Great Bluetooth until it got wet
by esptak on December 12, 2010
Pros: clear, connects very easily, nice design
Cons: after it got wet it stopped working had to purchase a different bluetooth headset
Summary: Do not recommend because after I wore it out in the rain it stopped working. They need to make these a little more waterproof. After this broke I bought a ...
Summary: Do not recommend because after I wore it out in the rain it stopped working. They need to make these a little more waterproof. After this broke I bought a Jawbone from techiewarehouse http://www.techiewarehouse.com/Techie-Warehouse-p/naz-bt-jaw2-black.htm The jawbone has been working great so far even in the rain!
Caller ID does not work with Android
by Bennhill on December 7, 2010
Pros: Non I can think of
Cons: Motorola should stop advertising Caller ID as a selling feature. Spent
hours on the phone with Tech Support only to be told the caller I'd
will not work with Android. If you own a Moto Droid or Evo, it will
Summary: If you own an Android telephone and want the Stealth mode just buy an Hx1 it's cheaper
Summary: If you own an Android telephone and want the Stealth mode just buy an Hx1 it's cheaper
The Absolute Best BT I Have Ever Owned
by ghiggins725 on November 2, 2010
Pros: Very sleek and tasteful design, full set of features, Crystal Talk and Stealth Mode work great (almost zero backround noise), FITS SECURELY in my ear.
Cons: Price ($129), Motorola's history of duds.
Summary: After mowing through BT headsets as of late, I came across the Motorola Finity on the internet. So, I went to my local Best Buy...nothing...they didn't have ...
Summary: After mowing through BT headsets as of late, I came across the Motorola Finity on the internet. So, I went to my local Best Buy...nothing...they didn't have it. Then the Best Buy by my office...zilch. I did, however, come across one at my local Sprint store and bought it that day. I like the packaging, very stylish and attractive. But with all of the "Green" efforts many companies are taking, perhaps Motorola could save some money (and some Earth) by scaling back on the packaging a little. It made no difference that my HTC Evo came in a recycled, minimalistic package.
Anyways, on to the meat and potatoes of this thing. It looks fantastic. Motorola got it right with this one. It has a sheek, chrome design that I much prefer over some of the other headsets I have owned. The most endearing feature for me is the fact that I don't think I've ever owned a headset that fit as well as this one. I will caveat that by saying that the Finity does sit WELL into the ear. If that is not your taste, then you won't want to spend the money. It fits me very well though, even without the ear hook. I can shake my head, tilt my head, headbang to Metallica...it doesn't move...period.
I haven't dabbled into the Stealth Mode too much, but what I do know is that it works. Driving down a highway with the headset in my left ear, wind all over it/stereo on, I could have a normal conversation with my friend on the other line with him hearing no outside noise. I haven't been able to do that with any other headset. Believe me, I would get tired of my wife nagging "whats all that noise" when I would talk to her with the windows down in the car. There has been talk of your voice being muffled when in stealth mode and this has to do with the way the headset is in your ear. You may want to test this by getting someone on the phone, and then adjust the headset until they can hear you clearly. Crystal Talk is great. Unless you in a very noisy place, it works extremely well. The 3 mic technology helps keep your voice clear and precise.
The A2DP is nice for listening to mp3's or maybe your Pandora, but this is no stereo BT headset. I usually use that feature sparingly. Multipoint...useless for me as I don't see the need to connect my headset to more than one phone, but I guess it's nice to have more than you need. Voicecommand is definately a must have, as it allows this heaset to be truly hands free. You can answer, ignore, and make calls without ever touching your phone. Of course I downloaded MotoSpeak, so that I could hear my texts and respond to them...also without touching my phone. Set the text reading to slow, and speak clearly when you reply though. I still find myself checking my phone to make sure the texts are really what I said.
After my nightmarish experience with the Jawbone ICON, the Motorola Finity was a much needed refresher. I love it, and I think many people will agree with me.
High price, low payoff. Sad.
by Edham1975 on November 1, 2010
Pros: Great feature set. Nice packaging. Caller ID, Use with more than one phone at a time. Love the IDEA of bone con-duction(see cons). Sleek looks, Crystal Talk works great. Other callers said I came in nice and clear, with little or no background noise.
Cons: Audio quality on was a bit lacking for 129 dollar headset. FREQUENTLY comes unpaired. Expensive. Caller ID never worked. Not ONCE! and yes, I did turn Caller ID on. Stealth mode VERY garbled. Uncomfortable.
Summary: I WANTED to like this headset.
The alluring packaging, sleek futuristic, yet tastefully understated device seemingly floating in midair, full feature set, the promise of a new era of noise ...
Summary: I WANTED to like this headset.Gave this unit one week to shape up and returned it, for a refund. Going to try the Blueant T1, or the Plantronics Voyager Pro plus, or possibly Discovery 975. Any thoughts or experiences with those?
The alluring packaging, sleek futuristic, yet tastefully understated device seemingly floating in midair, full feature set, the promise of a new era of noise reduction, the ability to effortlessly sound like...Charlie Brown's teacher?! Granted I sounded Charlie Brown's teacher in a VERY quiet room, even WITH my windows down, going 45mph, in a box truck, but still what good is a stealth mode, if the other person can't understand you, at all. Well it is a new technology with alot of promise (they got half of the equation right after all), so hopefully they can iron out some o the kinks, and make Stealth mode usable in the future. Maybe my particular unit was defective, but never once did it announce the name of the caller. I am using a four year old Samsung Blade, so maybe that had something to do with it. Still I would have expected it to work anyway. Mine came unpaired alot. And never for a any good reason. I would have the phone right by me or even in my hand and all of a sudden it would disconnect. Most time I had to completely shut my phone off to get them paired again. Irritating. Crystaltalk on the other hand was great. Very quiet on the other and and my voice came through nicely. Things seemed a little staticy on my end. Not too bad, just not what I expected. Didin't get a chance to try out MOTOspeak, as I do not have a Motorola phone. I would assume, since it is proprietary, it works just fine. I would have traded mine in for a replacement to see if it was a fluke and mine was a lemon, but it was too uncomfortable for my ear. I frequently had to switch ears when it would start to hurt. I realize however that everyones ear is different so I won't hold that against the Finiti, but be aware that this headset goes WAY in your ear. I look forward to reading some other review to see if my experience is unique, but so far I can't find ANY. Nope none. Well that is a bout it. I wish I could recommend this headset, but based on my experience, I can't. If it did what it said and was a bit more comfortable it would be a teriffic headset, with lots of great ideas, but as it stand it is just a LOT of unrealized potential. Too bad.
Updated on Nov 1, 2010
Some of these reviews are suspect.
by MitchellVII on April 17, 2011
Pros: I have many friends who own this headset. Everyone LOVES it. No issues. No dropped calls. No static.
Cons: Having to wade through the faker hater posts in here.
Summary: I am always amazed when I read one review after another bashing a product that has been widely evaluated by professionals around the web as being outstanding. If you read ...
Summary: I am always amazed when I read one review after another bashing a product that has been widely evaluated by professionals around the web as being outstanding. If you read the 1 Star postings, it seems as if the poster speaks in the same manner each time (in other words, it is the same person posting under different names), probably from a competitor bashing the product. Another thing I have noticed is that often these haters are iPhone users. If you read other forums about other BT headsets, it seems its the iPhone users who complain the most. Could it be the issue isn't the headset but that the iPhone doesn't do BT well? I mean the iPhone is famous for dropped calls (always blamed on AT&T) and a bad radio. Why should we assume the BT works?
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- Manufacturer: Motorola
- Part number: FINITI
- Description: Motorola's Bluetooth headset - Motorola Finiti is designed with extreme conditions in mind. Finiti's three-microphone solution lets you carry on a conversation wherever your adventures take you. With an MotoSpeak, Finiti allows you to listen to a text message and dictate a response, leaving your hands free to tackle whatever life throws at you.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type Headset - Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
- Width 2.1 in
- Depth 0.7 in
- Height 0.4 in
- Weight 0.4 oz
- Recommended Use Cellular phone
- Additional Features Voice Commands,
Built-in 3 microphones,
Advanced MultiPoint Technology,
Voice caller ID,
Motospeak application support
- Headphones Form Factor In-ear - Over-the-ear mount
- Connectivity Technology Wireless - Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
- Bluetooth Profiles Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP),
Phonebook Access Profile (PBAP),
Hands Free Profile (HFP),
Headset Profile (HSP)
- Sound Output Mode Mono
- Type Built-in
- Type None
- Transmission Range 33 ft
- Compliant Standards Bluetooth Class 2
- Power Device Power adapter - External
- Battery Headset battery - Rechargeable
- Run Time (Up To) 5 hour(s)
- Standby Time 144 hour(s)