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Motorola MOTOPURE H12 Bluetooth headset review.

Motorola MOTOPURE H12 Bluetooth headset review.

In the near future you will find reviews of two more devices from Motorola, but I decided to start with the most interesting (and most expensive). So, we are talking about the recently announced Motorola H12 headset.

Design.

Look at the photos. For sure, the first thing that catches your eye will be the perforated overlay on the front panel, it is made of anodized metal and looks great. Let me remind you that anodized metal is aluminum or its alloy, on which a special coating appears, in this case silver. It arises, of course, not just like that, but thanks to the method of electrolysis, you can read more about this in a chemistry textbook or here. All in all, an interesting design. The round button with a fine https://tonaton.co.ke/c_cars corrugation is also perfectly perceived, under it there is a very small luminous dot of the indicator – this is very correct, the indicator is noticeable to you, but hardly noticeable to others. But then, if you start to look closely, you will find some discrepancy between the money given for the little thing and reality. Look at the keys – they are made of plastic. Please note that the little thing is somewhat overweight, it looks especially interesting against the background of a small length, the proportions are slightly out of proportion, the headset turned out to be short and thick. Case materials do not carry anything new – it is a standard unpainted plastic. I didn't find the soft-touch mentioned in the press release here. All this disappointed me a little, because a fashionable, expensive product is not only a perforated metal insert, it is also a kind of image. Take the same Nokia BH-803, one of the H12's competitors – the headset is solid inside and out, all the elements look harmonious, thoughtful, this, alas, is not here. True, there are justifications for design delights, you can read about them in the chapters about food and sound.

While only one color version of the device is presented, it is quite possible that the company will not stop there and will offer black, red and some other solution. I think it is quite possible to count on dark gray – to match the RAZR2 and Z6.

To some extent, the delivery package softens the not very good impression of the design. Let me remind you that there is a stand and a case, with the help of both accessories you can charge the headset. The stand has a metal lining to match the color of the headset, the contact area is magnetized, which makes it easier to position the device. The case is already familiar to us, it is such a house with a removable lid. One word is very suitable for him, but first a small lyrical digression. At one of my jobs I had a colleague, a woman of about forty-seven, Elena Yurievna. A very intelligent, smart, outstanding advertiser who spoke absolutely perfect Russian, but always had problems with one word. According to her, it came from childhood, her grandmother constantly used the word “koruebochka” instead of “box”, so she, willy-nilly, had to become addicted to it. In general, Samsung has already tested these same "bugs" in headsets in a number of products, as far as I can guess, we will not see them again. True, there these very boxes were different, at least the lid was attached, and at Motorola they resemble a children's toy “Build a house”. Well, okay, this is a subjective opinion, it is quite possible that it will come in handy for someone.

And, nevertheless, it would be better if there was a stand, some kind of strap or something like that in the kit. It is not very interesting to carry a box in your pocket, more on that below.

Wearing method.

As you can see, the headset is equipped with a removable transparent headband, which is very correct – it is not visible from a certain distance. It is convenient to wear the device in this way, the speaker is “dressed” in a rubber pad, it can be removed and replaced with foam rubber. It seemed to me that it is more convenient to use with a bow, especially since it is weightless and does not interfere at all, there are no pain sensations.

True, there is another problem here. The bow is extremely flexible and grippy, after carrying the headset in my jacket pocket and taking it out every time, along with money, lighters, love notes and other things, I started using the box. But this is not very convenient either – let's say I've talked, and I don't need a device on my ear. You need to get and open the box, put the headset, then do the same in reverse – not fun. In general, I also put the case aside and began to carry it in my bag. It is a pity, it is a pity that there is no other way of fastening.

H12 looks beautiful on the ear, you can't take that away. Under a hat or hood, it hides at a time, you can use it in the gym, the fastening is secure.

Management.

The headset has, in fact, three control keys, this is a paired volume rocker on the end, a multifunction key on the front panel and a power slider. It is also responsible for the discovery mode – when you turn on the device for the first time, it is automatically available for pairing, you can find html">ትክክልኛ ግዢ መሆን አለበት and get started. In general, the controls are simple and uncomplicated, moreover, for a small headset, the layout is extremely successful, for the entire time of use, I never had to think about where to press for a particular action. The buttons are pressed clearly, with a click.

The claimed talk time is 5.5 hours, and the standby time is about 200 hours (8 days are given in the press release). As practice has shown, the numbers almost correspond to reality, in the test of this headset I decided to move away from traditional games with endless Skype calls and just use the device. It was especially interesting to try to turn off the headset when it is not needed, the power key is very convenient here and is made with such a scenario in mind. In general, it is quite possible to achieve work within a week, if you remember to turn off the H12, the result is good. But how many people will do the same as me? Instinct tells me that this is not the case, if we talk about drivers, they will constantly wear H12 turned on so as not to lose seconds. Here we can talk about confident work for three days with two to two and a half hours of conversation. Summing up, I note that in this parameter the model does not stand out among its competitors in any way.

There is no connector for charging on the case, you will need to use either a stand or a box, if you are moving away from your familiar places, you should not forget about it. A microUSB charger, the same as that of the RAZR2, that is, unformatted, as far as I understand, they are not yet on sale.

Phone connection, sound quality.

So, the most interesting. The headset uses CrystalTalk technology, you can read more about it in the RAZR2 review (as applied to phones). As for the headsets, a number of products will use this brand, but what does it mean? Here is an English description of the technology:

“The MOTOPURE H12 is a revolutionary new advancement in mobile communication and is the first headset with Motorola’s proprietary audio-enhancing technology, CrystalTalk™ for headsets, allowing users to better hear and be heard in dynamic noise environments. Providing an unmatched combination of superior sound quality with style and comfort, it is made for people on the go to use in a true dynamic noise environment.

The CrystalTalk for headsets technology — noise cancellation previously only found in handsets — naturally enhances the audio experience with consistent, constant noise reduction. The CrystalTalk feature on the MOTOPURE H12 is always on, from the moment you turn on your headset. It is the future of audio technology, delivering maximum audio performance for people on-the-go in the noisiest environments. Where one microphone is good, two are better, particularly in dynamic noise environments such as walking down a busy street, talking in a crowded restaurant or catching a flight at the airport. The MOTOPURE H12 uses dual microphones to separate the user’s voice from background and wind noise, enhancing the voice and channeling pure, clear audio directly into the user’s ear. The dual microphones work together to silence the background noise, allowing people to hear you better as you talk on-the-go».

Уже знакомая нам схема с двумя микрофонами, не так ли? Теперь посмотрим на гарнитуру, вернее, на ее размер. Как видно, на передней части находится закрытый динамиком микрофон, если в Jawbone они были разнесены, то тут находятся совсем рядышком. Хорошего в этом мало, несмотря на то, что H12 на сегодняшний день – самая миниатюрная гарнитура с такой системой. Причем, как вы видите, толщина устройства, скорее всего, связано именно с двухмикрофонной системой и емким аккумулятором, на который легло, помимо всего прочего, еще и бремя питания второго микрофона.

In testing, I used a Sony Ericsson W880i, a true workhorse. Pairing is almost instant, the password is standard, "0000". The quality of voice transmission is quite strange, in a completely quiet environment, subscribers complain that I seem to be far from the phone, when there were extraneous noises nearby, then the complaints were exactly the same. The main claim to voice transmission is loudness, in H12 the audibility and quality are excellent, but not on the other side. If you cover the headset with your hand, it is possible to improve the quality of speech transmission, but I could not identify a trend. It is quite possible that this shortcoming can be solved by firmware, but it is here, I repeat, this is the volume. With the W880i, the melody was not transmitted to the headset (the normal mode was set), it played on the phone itself, a trill was heard in the H12. In general, there is something strange with SonyEricsson devices in this regard, it is difficult to make it transfer the melody to the right place.

All standard functions work perfectly: press once – voice dialing starts, press and hold – the last number is dialed. The headset works with Skype, that's probably all that can be said. Multipoint technology is not supported, that is, it will not work to make the device work with both the phone and the laptop at the same time.

It is quite possible that things will be different with Motorola phones, and the sound quality will be completely different. But I'm just putting myself in the shoes of a user who has purchased a certain product and uses it in their daily activities. To clear my conscience, I tried a bunch with Samsung Symphony, with Nokia N93 – the result was approximately the same everywhere.

Conclusions.

Most likely, the headset will be on sale in December this year. The moment itself is good, but let's take a moment to break away from the beginning New Year's Eve fever and look at things sensibly. In particular, the pros and cons.

Design with metallic elements is more pleasant than not The equipment is good, especially the Apple-style magnetized cradle platform Easy management Comfortable to wear.

Now cons :

Voice quality, despite the technology used, is average Design can be discouraging on closer inspection.

The headset will be called Motorola MOTOPURE H12, the word "pure" will often be used in press releases, promotional materials. By the way, about advertising: it is quite possible that specifically for the H12 there will be advertising on the Internet (already slowly appearing), and on television, possibly paired with some kind of phone. Thanks to this, you can count on the interest of buyers, and even on sales, but let's get back to a common sense.

After all, the price of the device will be about four thousand rubles. And this is exactly the same field where accessories such as the Jabra JX-10 in different variations graze, expensive devices from Nokia, at least the same BH-803 (it does not have CrystalTalk, but the quality is much, much better). And I can't say that the H12 is in any way better than these devices, or rather worse in terms of voice quality and design (although this is subjective). The release of the JX-20 is being delayed, apparently, to the first quarter of 2008, the product has not even been announced yet, but it exists and is a serious threat to any high-priced accessory.

I understand the desire of Motorola specialists to show their presence in all segments among accessories. But a headset with such a noise reduction system could well have been made larger, in the end, the same Jawbone is not at all small, but has already become a kind of iconic thing. MOTOPURE could be completely different, here it was necessary to pursue sound quality, design, and not miniaturization, which will not surprise anyone. I can recommend the product for purchase only to fans of the brand, as well as to anyone who is willing to put up with poor voice quality for the sake of design. All other citizens looking for an expensive headset, I send in the direction of Jabra, Nokia and Jawbone. If firmware or modified samples appear, then I will correct the review, then it will be an interesting solution, quite competitive.

Motorola MOTOPURE H12 Bluetooth headset review.

In the near future you will find reviews of two more devices from Motorola, but I decided to start with the most interesting (and most expensive). So, we are talking about the recently announced Motorola H12 headset.

Design.

Look at the photos. For sure, the first thing that catches your eye will be the perforated overlay on the front panel, it is made of anodized metal and looks great. Let me remind you that anodized metal is aluminum or its alloy, on which a special coating appears, in this case silver. It arises, of course, not just like that, but thanks to the method of electrolysis, you can read more about this in a chemistry textbook or here. All in all, an interesting design. The round button with a fine corrugation is also perfectly perceived, under it there is a very small luminous dot of the indicator – this is very correct, the indicator is noticeable to you, but hardly noticeable to others. But then, if you start to look closely, you will find some discrepancy between the money given for the little thing and reality. Look at the keys – they are made of plastic. Please note that the little thing is somewhat overweight, it looks especially interesting against the background of a small length, the proportions are slightly out of proportion, the headset turned out to be short and thick. Case materials do not carry anything new – it is a standard unpainted plastic. I didn't find the soft-touch mentioned in the press release here. All this disappointed me a little, because a fashionable, expensive product is not only a perforated metal insert, it is also a kind of image. Take the same Nokia BH-803, one of the H12's competitors – the headset is solid inside and out, all the elements look harmonious, thoughtful, this, alas, is not here. True, there are justifications for design delights, you can read about them in the chapters about food and sound.

While only one color version of the device is presented, it is quite possible that the company will not stop there and will offer black, red and some other solution. I think it is quite possible to count on dark gray – to match the RAZR2 and Z6.

To some extent, the delivery package softens the not very good impression of the design. Let me remind you that there is a stand and a case, with the help of both accessories you can charge the headset. The stand has a metal lining to match the color of the headset, the contact area is magnetized, which makes it easier to position the device. The case is already familiar to us, it is such a house with a removable lid. One word is very suitable for him, but first a small lyrical digression. At one of my jobs I had a colleague, a woman of about forty-seven, Elena Yurievna. A very intelligent, smart, outstanding advertiser who spoke absolutely perfect Russian, but always had problems with one word. According to her, it came from childhood, her grandmother constantly used the word “koruebochka” instead of “box”, so she, willy-nilly, had to become addicted to it. In general, Samsung has already tested these same "bugs" in headsets in a number of products, as far as I can guess, we will not see them again. True, there these very boxes were different, at least the lid was attached, and at Motorola they resemble a children's toy “Build a house”. Well, okay, this is a subjective opinion, it is quite possible that it will come in handy for someone.

And, nevertheless, it would be better if there was a stand, some kind of strap or something like that in the kit. It is not very interesting to carry a box in your pocket, more on that below.

Wearing style.

As you can see, the headset is equipped with a removable transparent headband, which is very correct – it is not visible from a certain distance. It is convenient to wear the device in this way, the speaker is “dressed” in a rubber pad, it can be removed and replaced with foam rubber. It seemed to me that it is more convenient to use with a bow, especially since it is weightless and does not interfere at all, there are no pain sensations.

True, there is another problem here. The bow is extremely flexible and grippy, after carrying the headset in my jacket pocket and taking it out every time, along with money, lighters, love notes and other things, I started using the box. But this is not very convenient either – let's say I've talked, and I don't need a device on my ear. You need to get and open the box, put the headset, then do the same in reverse – not fun. In general, I also put the case aside and began to carry it in my bag. It is a pity, it is a pity that there is no other way of fastening.

The H12 looks beautiful on the ear, you can't take that away. Under a hat or hood, it hides at a time, you can use it in the gym, the fastening is secure.

Management.

The headset has, in fact, three control keys, this is a paired volume rocker on the end, a multifunction key on the front panel and a power slider. It is also responsible for the discovery mode – when you turn on the device for the first time, it is automatically available for pairing, you can find html">ትክክልኛ ግዢ መሆን አለበት and get started. In general, the controls are simple and uncomplicated, moreover, for a small headset, the layout is extremely successful, for all the time I have been using it, I have never had to think about where to press for a particular action. The buttons are pressed clearly, with a click.

The claimed talk time is 5.5 hours, and the standby time is about 200 hours (8 days are given in the press release). As practice has shown, the numbers almost correspond to reality, in the test of this headset I decided to move away from traditional games with endless Skype calls and just use the device. It was especially interesting to try to turn off the headset when it is not needed, the power key is very convenient here and is made with such a scenario in mind. In general, it is quite possible to achieve work within a week, if you remember to turn off the H12, the result is good. But how many people will do the same as me? Instinct tells me that this is not the case, if we talk about drivers, they will constantly wear H12 turned on so as not to lose seconds. Here we can talk about confident work for three days with two to two and a half hours of conversation. Summing up, I note that in this parameter the model does not stand out among its competitors in any way.

There is no connector for charging on the case, you will need to use either a stand or a box, if you are moving away from your familiar places, you should not forget about it. A microUSB charger, the same as that of the RAZR2, that is, unformatted, as far as I understand, they are not yet on sale.

Phone connection, sound quality.

So, the most interesting. The headset uses CrystalTalk technology, you can read more about it in the RAZR2 review (as applied to phones). As for the headsets, a number of products will use this brand, but what does it mean? Here is an English description of the technology:

“The MOTOPURE H12 is a revolutionary new advancement in mobile communication and is the first headset with Motorola’s proprietary audio-enhancing technology, CrystalTalk™ for headsets, allowing users to better hear and be heard in dynamic noise environments. Providing an unmatched combination of superior sound quality with style and comfort, it is made for people on the go to use in a true dynamic noise environment.

The CrystalTalk for headsets technology — noise cancellation previously only found in handsets — naturally enhances the audio experience with consistent, constant noise reduction. The CrystalTalk feature on the MOTOPURE H12 is always on, from the moment you turn on your headset. It is the future of audio technology, delivering maximum audio performance for people on-the-go in the noisiest environments. Where one microphone is good, two are better, particularly in dynamic noise environments such as walking down a busy street, talking in a crowded restaurant or catching a flight at the airport. The MOTOPURE H12 uses dual microphones to separate the user’s voice from background and wind noise, enhancing the voice and channeling pure, clear audio directly into the user’s ear. The dual microphones work together to silence the background noise, allowing people to hear you better as you talk on-the-go».

Уже знакомая нам схема с двумя микрофонами, не так ли? Теперь посмотрим на гарнитуру, вернее, на ее размер. Как видно, на передней части находится закрытый динамиком микрофон, если в Jawbone они были разнесены, то тут находятся совсем рядышком. Хорошего в этом мало, несмотря на то, что H12 на сегодняшний день – самая миниатюрная гарнитура с такой системой. Причем, как вы видите, толщина устройства, скорее всего, связано именно с двухмикрофонной системой и емким аккумулятором, на который легло, помимо всего прочего, еще и бремя питания второго микрофона.

In testing, I used a Sony Ericsson W880i, a true workhorse. Pairing is almost instant, the password is standard, "0000". The quality of voice transmission is quite strange, in a completely quiet environment, subscribers complain that I seem to be far from the phone, when there were extraneous noises nearby, then the complaints were exactly the same. The main claim to voice transmission is loudness, in H12 the audibility and quality are excellent, but not on the other side. If you cover the headset with your hand, it is possible to improve the quality of speech transmission, but I could not identify a trend. It is quite possible that this shortcoming can be solved by firmware, but it is here, I repeat, this is the volume. With the W880i, the melody was not transmitted to the headset (the normal mode was set), it played on the phone itself, a trill was heard in the H12. In general, there is something strange with SonyEricsson devices in this regard, it is difficult to make it transfer the melody to the right place.

All standard functions work perfectly: press once – voice dialing starts, press and hold – the last number is dialed. The headset works with Skype, that's probably all that can be said. Multipoint technology is not supported, that is, it will not work to make the device work with both the phone and the laptop at the same time.

It is quite possible that things will be different with Motorola phones, and the sound quality will be completely different. But I'm just putting myself in the shoes of a user who has purchased a certain product and uses it in their daily activities. To clear my conscience, I tried a bunch with Samsung Symphony, with Nokia N93 – the result was approximately the same everywhere.

Conclusions.

Most likely, the headset will be on sale in December this year. The moment itself is good, but let's take a moment to break away from the beginning New Year's Eve fever and look at things sensibly. In particular, the pros and cons.

Design with metallic elements is more pleasant than not The equipment is good, especially the Apple-style magnetized cradle platform Easy management Comfortable to wear.

Now cons :

Voice quality, despite the technology used, is average Design can be discouraging on closer inspection.

The headset will be called Motorola MOTOPURE H12, the word "pure" will often be used in press releases, promotional materials. By the way, about advertising: it is quite possible that specifically for the H12 there will be advertising on the Internet (already slowly appearing), and on television, possibly paired with some kind of phone. Thanks to this, you can count on the interest of buyers, and even on sales, but let's get back to a common sense.

After all, the price of the device will be about four thousand rubles. And this is exactly the same field where accessories such as the Jabra JX-10 in different variations graze, expensive devices from Nokia, at least the same BH-803 (it does not have CrystalTalk, but the quality is much, much better). And I can't say that the H12 is in any way better than these devices, or rather worse in terms of voice quality and design (although this is subjective). The release of the JX-20 is being delayed, apparently, to the first quarter of 2008, the product has not even been announced yet, but it exists and is a serious threat to any high-priced accessory.

I understand the desire of Motorola specialists to show their presence in all segments among accessories. But a headset with such a noise reduction system could well have been made larger, in the end, the same Jawbone is not at all small, but has already become a kind of iconic thing. MOTOPURE could be completely different, here it was necessary to pursue sound quality, design, and not miniaturization, which will not surprise anyone. I can recommend the product for purchase only to fans of the brand, as well as to anyone who is willing to put up with poor voice quality for the sake of design. All other citizens looking for an expensive headset, I send in the direction of Jabra, Nokia and Jawbone. If firmware or modified samples appear, then I will correct the review, then it will be an interesting solution, quite competitive.

Motorola MOTOPURE H12 Bluetooth headset review.

In the near future you will find reviews of two more devices from Motorola, but I decided to start with the most interesting (and most expensive). So, we are talking about the recently announced Motorola H12 headset.

Design.

Look at the photos. For sure, the first thing that catches your eye will be the perforated overlay on the front panel, it is made of anodized metal and looks great. Let me remind you that anodized metal is aluminum or its alloy, on which a special coating appears, in this case silver. It arises, of course, not just like that, but thanks to the method of electrolysis, you can read more about this in a chemistry textbook or here. All in all, an interesting design. The round button with a fine corrugation is also perfectly perceived, under it there is a very small luminous dot of the indicator – this is very correct, the indicator is noticeable to you, but hardly noticeable to others. But then, if you start to look closely, you will find some discrepancy between the money given for the little thing and reality. Look at the keys – they are made of plastic. Please note that the little thing is somewhat overweight, it looks especially interesting against the background of a small length, the proportions are a little off, the headset turned out to be short and thick. Case materials do not carry anything new – it is a standard unpainted plastic. I didn't find the soft-touch mentioned in the press release here. All this disappointed me a little, because a fashionable, expensive product is not only a perforated metal insert, it is also a kind of image. Take the same Nokia BH-803, one of the H12's competitors – the headset is solid inside and out, all the elements look harmonious, thoughtful, this, alas, is not here. True, there are justifications for design delights, you can read about them in the chapters about food and sound.

While only one color version of the device is presented, it is quite possible that the company will not stop there and will offer black, red and some other solution. I think it is quite possible to count on dark gray – to match the RAZR2 and Z6.

To some extent, the delivery package softens the not very good impression of the design. Let me remind you that there is a stand and a case, with the help of both accessories you can charge the headset. The stand has a metal lining to match the color of the headset, the contact area is magnetized, which makes it easier to position the device. The case is already familiar to us, it is such a house with a removable lid. One word is very suitable for him, but first a small lyrical digression. At one of my jobs I had a colleague, a woman of about forty-seven, Elena Yurievna. A very intelligent, smart, outstanding advertiser who spoke absolutely perfect Russian, but always had problems with one word. According to her, it came from childhood, her grandmother constantly used the word “koruebochka” instead of “box”, so she, willy-nilly, had to become addicted to it. In general, Samsung has already tested these same "bugs" in headsets in a number of products, as far as I can guess, we will not see them again. True, there these very boxes were different, at least the lid was attached, and at Motorola they resemble a children's toy “Build a house”. Well, okay, this is a subjective opinion, it is quite possible that it will come in handy for someone.

And, nevertheless, it would be better if there was a stand, some kind of strap or something like that in the kit. It is not very interesting to carry a box in your pocket, more on that below.

Wearing style.

As you can see, the headset is equipped with a removable transparent headband, which is very correct – it is not visible from a certain distance. It is convenient to wear the device in this way, the speaker is “dressed” in a rubber pad, it can be removed and replaced with foam rubber. It seemed to me that it is more convenient to use with a bow, especially since it is weightless and does not interfere at all, there are no pain sensations.

True, there is another problem here. The bow is extremely flexible and grippy, after carrying the headset in my jacket pocket and taking it out every time, along with money, lighters, love notes and other things, I started using the box. But this is not very convenient either – let's say I've talked, and I don't need a device on my ear. You need to get and open the box, put the headset, then do the same in reverse – not fun. In general, I also put the case aside and began to carry it in my bag. It is a pity, it is a pity that there is no other way of fastening.

H12 looks beautiful on the ear, you can't take that away. Under a hat or hood, it hides at a time, you can use it in the gym, the fastening is secure.

Management.

The headset has, in fact, three control keys, this is a paired volume rocker on the end, a multifunction key on the front panel and a power slider. It is also responsible for the discovery mode – when you turn on the device for the first time, it is automatically available for pairing, you can find html">ትክክልኛ ግዢ መሆን አለበት and get started. In general, the controls are simple and uncomplicated, moreover, for a small headset, the layout is extremely successful, for the entire time of use, I never had to think about where to press for a particular action. The buttons are pressed clearly, with a click.

The claimed talk time is 5.5 hours, and the standby time is about 200 hours (8 days are given in the press release). As practice has shown, the numbers almost correspond to reality, in the test of this headset I decided to move away from traditional games with endless Skype calls and just use the device. It was especially interesting to try to turn off the headset when it is not needed, the power key is very convenient here and is made with such a scenario in mind. In general, it is quite possible to achieve work within a week, if you remember to turn off the H12, the result is good. But how many people will do the same as me? Instinct tells me that this is not the case, if we talk about drivers, they will constantly wear H12 turned on so as not to lose seconds. Here we can talk about confident work for three days with two to two and a half hours of conversation. Summing up, I note that in this parameter the model does not stand out among its competitors in any way.

There is no connector for charging on the case, you will need to use either a stand or a box, if you are moving away from your familiar places, you should not forget about it. A microUSB charger, the same as that of the RAZR2, that is, unformatted, as far as I understand, they are not yet on sale.

Phone connection, sound quality.

So, the most interesting. The headset uses CrystalTalk technology, you can read more about it in the RAZR2 review (as applied to phones). As for the headsets, a number of products will use this brand, but what does it mean? Here is an English description of the technology:

“The MOTOPURE H12 is a revolutionary new advancement in mobile communication and is the first headset with Motorola’s proprietary audio-enhancing technology, CrystalTalk™ for headsets, allowing users to better hear and be heard in dynamic noise environments. Providing an unmatched combination of superior sound quality with style and comfort, it is made for people on the go to use in a true dynamic noise environment.

The CrystalTalk for headsets technology — noise cancellation previously only found in handsets — naturally enhances the audio experience with consistent, constant noise reduction. The CrystalTalk feature on the MOTOPURE H12 is always on, from the moment you turn on your headset. It is the future of audio technology, delivering maximum audio performance for people on-the-go in the noisiest environments. Where one microphone is good, two are better, particularly in dynamic noise environments such as walking down a busy street, talking in a crowded restaurant or catching a flight at the airport. The MOTOPURE H12 uses dual microphones to separate the user’s voice from background and wind noise, enhancing the voice and channeling pure, clear audio directly into the user’s ear. The dual microphones work together to silence the background noise, allowing people to hear you better as you talk on-the-go».

Уже знакомая нам схема с двумя микрофонами, не так ли? Теперь посмотрим на гарнитуру, вернее, на ее размер. Как видно, на передней части находится закрытый динамиком микрофон, если в Jawbone они были разнесены, то тут находятся совсем рядышком. Хорошего в этом мало, несмотря на то, что H12 на сегодняшний день – самая миниатюрная гарнитура с такой системой. Причем, как вы видите, толщина устройства, скорее всего, связано именно с двухмикрофонной системой и емким аккумулятором, на который легло, помимо всего прочего, еще и бремя питания второго микрофона.

In testing, I used a Sony Ericsson W880i, a true workhorse. Pairing is almost instant, the password is standard, "0000". The quality of voice transmission is quite strange, in a completely quiet environment, subscribers complain that I seem to be far from the phone, when there were extraneous noises nearby, then the complaints were exactly the same. The main claim to voice transmission is loudness, in H12 the audibility and quality are excellent, but not on the other side. If you cover the headset with your hand, it is possible to improve the quality of speech transmission, but I could not identify a trend. It is quite possible that this shortcoming can be solved by firmware, but it is here, I repeat, this is the volume. With the W880i, the melody was not transmitted to the headset (the normal mode was set), it played on the phone itself, a trill was heard in the H12. In general, there is something strange with SonyEricsson devices in this regard, it is difficult to make it transfer the melody to the right place.

All standard functions work perfectly: press once – voice dialing starts, press and hold – the last number is dialed. The headset works with Skype, that's probably all that can be said. Multipoint technology is not supported, that is, it will not work to make the device work with both the phone and the laptop at the same time.

It is quite possible that things will be different with Motorola phones, and the sound quality will be completely different. But I'm just putting myself in the shoes of a user who has purchased a certain product and uses it in their daily activities. To clear my conscience, I tried a bunch with Samsung Symphony, with Nokia N93 – the result was approximately the same everywhere.

Conclusions.

Most likely, the headset will be on sale in December this year. The moment itself is good, but let's take a moment to break away from the beginning New Year's Eve fever and look at things sensibly. In particular, the pros and cons.

Design with metallic elements is more pleasant than not The equipment is good, especially the Apple-style magnetized cradle platform Easy management Comfortable to wear.

Now cons :

Voice quality, despite the technology used, is average Design can be discouraging on closer inspection.

The headset will be called Motorola MOTOPURE H12, the word "pure" will often be used in press releases, promotional materials. By the way, about advertising: it is quite possible that specifically for the H12 there will be advertising on the Internet (already slowly appearing), and on television, possibly paired with some kind of phone. Thanks to this, you can count on the interest of buyers, and even on sales, but let's get back to a common sense.

After all, the price of the device will be about four thousand rubles. And this is exactly the same field where accessories such as the Jabra JX-10 in different variations graze, expensive devices from Nokia, at least the same BH-803 (it does not have CrystalTalk, but the quality is much, much better). And I can't say that the H12 is in any way better than these devices, or rather worse in terms of voice quality and design (although this is subjective). The release of the JX-20 is being delayed, apparently, to the first quarter of 2008, the product has not even been announced yet, but it exists and is a serious threat to any high-priced accessory.

I understand the desire of Motorola specialists to show their presence in all segments among accessories. But a headset with such a noise reduction system could well have been made larger, in the end, the same Jawbone is not at all small, but has already become a kind of iconic thing. MOTOPURE could be completely different, here it was necessary to pursue sound quality, design, and not miniaturization, which will not surprise anyone. I can recommend the product for purchase only to fans of the brand, as well as to anyone who is willing to put up with poor voice quality for the sake of design. All other citizens looking for an expensive headset, I send in the direction of Jabra, Nokia and Jawbone. If firmware or modified samples appear, then I will correct the review, then it will be an interesting solution, quite competitive.

Motorola MOTOPURE H12 Bluetooth headset review.

In the near future you will find reviews of two more devices from Motorola, but I decided to start with the most interesting (and most expensive). So, we are talking about the recently announced Motorola H12 headset.

Design.

Look at the photos. For sure, the first thing that catches your eye will be the perforated overlay on the front panel, it is made of anodized metal and looks great. Let me remind you that anodized metal is aluminum or its alloy, on which a special coating appears, in this case silver. It arises, of course, not just like that, but thanks to the method of electrolysis, you can read more about this in a chemistry textbook or here. All in all, an interesting design. The round button with a fine corrugation is also perfectly perceived, under it there is a very small luminous dot of the indicator – this is very correct, the indicator is noticeable to you, but hardly noticeable to others. But then, if you start to look closely, you will find some discrepancy between the money given for the little thing and reality. Look at the keys – they are made of plastic. Please note that the little thing is somewhat overweight, it looks especially interesting against the background of a small length, the proportions are a little off, the headset turned out to be short and thick. Case materials do not carry anything new – it is a standard unpainted plastic. I didn't find the soft-touch mentioned in the press release here. All this disappointed me a little, because a fashionable, expensive product is not only a perforated metal insert, it is also a kind of image. Take the same Nokia BH-803, one of the H12's competitors – the headset is solid inside and out, all the elements look harmonious, thoughtful, this, alas, is not here. True, there are justifications for design delights, you can read about them in the chapters about food and sound.

While only one color version of the device is presented, it is quite possible that the company will not stop there and will offer black, red and some other solution. I think it is quite possible to count on dark gray – to match the RAZR2 and Z6.

To some extent, the delivery package softens the not very good impression of the design. Let me remind you that there is a stand and a case, with the help of both accessories you can charge the headset. The stand has a metal lining to match the color of the headset, the contact area is magnetized, which makes it easier to position the device. The case is already familiar to us, it is such a house with a removable lid. One word is very suitable for him, but first a small lyrical digression. At one of my jobs I had a colleague, a woman of about forty-seven, Elena Yurievna. A very intelligent, smart, outstanding advertiser who spoke absolutely perfect Russian, but always had problems with one word. According to her, it came from childhood, her grandmother constantly used the word “koruebochka” instead of “box”, so she, willy-nilly, had to become addicted to it. In general, Samsung has already tested these same "bugs" in headsets in a number of products, as far as I can guess, we will not see them again. True, there these very boxes were different, at least the lid was attached, and at Motorola they resemble a children's toy “Build a house”. Well, okay, this is a subjective opinion, it is quite possible that it will come in handy for someone.

And, nevertheless, it would be better if there was a stand, some kind of strap or something like that in the kit. It is not very interesting to carry a box in your pocket, more on that below.

Wearing style.

As you can see, the headset is equipped with a removable transparent headband, which is very correct – it is not visible from a certain distance. It is convenient to wear the device in this way, the speaker is “dressed” in a rubber pad, it can be removed and replaced with foam rubber. It seemed to me that it is more convenient to use with a bow, especially since it is weightless and does not interfere at all, there are no pain sensations.

True, there is another problem here. The bow is extremely flexible and grippy, after carrying the headset in my jacket pocket and taking it out every time, along with money, lighters, love notes and other things, I started using the box. But this is not very convenient either – let's say I've talked, and I don't need a device on my ear. You need to get and open the box, put the headset, then do the same in reverse – not fun. In general, I also put the case aside and began to carry it in my bag. It is a pity, it is a pity that there is no other way of fastening.

H12 looks beautiful on the ear, you can't take that away. Under a hat or hood, it hides at a time, you can use it in the gym, the fastening is secure.

Management.

The headset has, in fact, three control keys, this is a paired volume rocker on the end, a multifunction key on the front panel and a power slider. He is also responsible for the discovery mode – when you first turn on the device is automatically available for pairing, you can detect it and start working. In general, the controls are simple and uncomplicated, moreover, for a small headset, the layout is extremely successful, for the entire time of use, I never had to think about where to press for a particular action. The buttons are pressed clearly, with a click.

The headset has, in fact, three control keys, this is a paired volume rocker on the end, a multifunction key on the front panel and a power slider. He is also responsible for the discovery mode – when you first turn on the device is automatically available for pairing, you can detect ትክክልኛ ግዢ መሆን አለበት ትክክልኛ ግዢ መሆን አለበት him and get started. In general, the controls are simple and uncomplicated, moreover, for a small headset, the layout is extremely successful, for the entire time of use, I never had to think about where to press for a particular action. The buttons are pressed clearly, with a click.

The claimed talk time is 5.5 hours, and the standby time is about 200 hours (8 days are given in the press release). As practice has shown, the numbers almost correspond to reality, in the test of this headset I decided to move away from traditional games with endless Skype calls and just use the device. It was especially interesting to try to turn off the headset when it is not needed, the power key is very convenient here and is made with such a scenario in mind. In general, it is quite possible to achieve work within a week, if you remember to turn off the H12, the result is good. But how many people will do the same as me? Instinct tells me that this is not the case, if we talk about drivers, they will constantly wear H12 turned on so as not to lose seconds. Here we can talk about confident work for three days with two to two and a half hours of conversation. Summing up, I note that in this parameter the model does not stand out among its competitors in any way.

There is no connector for charging on the case, you will need to use either a stand or a box, if you are moving away from your familiar places, you should not forget about it. A microUSB charger, the same as that of the RAZR2, that is, unformatted, as far as I understand, they are not yet on sale.

Phone connection, sound quality.

So, the most interesting. The headset uses CrystalTalk technology, you can read more about it in the RAZR2 review (as applied to phones). As for the headsets, a number of products will use this brand, but what does it mean? Here is an English description of the technology:

“The MOTOPURE H12 is a revolutionary new advancement in mobile communication and is the first headset with Motorola’s proprietary audio-enhancing technology, CrystalTalk™ for headsets, allowing users to better hear and be heard in dynamic noise environments. Providing an unmatched combination of superior sound quality with style and comfort, it is made for people on the go to use in a true dynamic noise environment.

The CrystalTalk for headsets technology — noise cancellation previously only found in handsets — naturally enhances the audio experience with consistent, constant noise reduction. The CrystalTalk feature on the MOTOPURE H12 is always on, from the moment you turn on your headset. It is the future of audio technology, delivering maximum audio performance for people on-the-go in the noisiest environments.Where one microphone is good, two are better, particularly in dynamic noise environments such as walking down a busy street, talking in a crowded restaurant or catching a flight at the airport. The MOTOPURE H12 uses dual microphones to separate the user’s voice from background and wind noise, enhancing the voice and channeling pure, clear audio directly into the user’s ear. The dual microphones work together to silence the background noise, allowing people to hear you better as you talk on-the-go».

Already familiar to us with two microphones, right? Now let's look at the headset, or rather, at its size. As you can see, on the front there is a microphone covered by the speaker, if in Jawbone they were spaced apart, then they are right next to each other. There is little good in this, despite the fact that the H12 is by far the smallest headset with such a system. Moreover, as you can see, the thickness of the device is most likely due to the two-microphone system and a capacious battery, which, among other things, also bears the burden of powering the second microphone.

In testing, I used a Sony Ericsson W880i, a true workhorse. Pairing is almost instant, the password is standard, "0000". The quality of voice transmission is quite strange, in a completely quiet environment, subscribers complain that I seem to be far from the phone, when there were extraneous noises nearby, then the complaints were exactly the same. The main claim to voice transmission is loudness, in H12 the audibility and quality are excellent, but not on the other side. If you cover the headset with your hand, it is possible to improve the quality of speech transmission, but I could not identify a trend. It is quite possible that this shortcoming can be solved by firmware, but it is here, I repeat, this is the volume. With the W880i, the melody was not transmitted to the headset (the normal mode was set), it played on the phone itself, a trill was heard in the H12. In general, there is something strange with SonyEricsson devices in this regard, it is difficult to make it transfer the melody to the right place.

All standard functions work perfectly: press once – voice dialing starts, press and hold – the last number is dialed. The headset works with Skype, that's probably all that can be said. Multipoint technology is not supported, that is, it will not work to make the device work with both the phone and the laptop at the same time.

It is quite possible that things will be different with Motorola phones, and the sound quality will be completely different. But I'm just putting myself in the shoes of a user who has purchased a certain product and uses it in their daily activities. To clear my conscience, I tried a bunch with Samsung Symphony, with Nokia N93 – the result was approximately the same everywhere.

Conclusions.

Most likely, the headset will be on sale in December this year. The moment itself is good, but let's take a moment to break away from the beginning New Year's Eve fever and look at things sensibly. In particular, the pros and cons.

Design with metallic elements is more pleasant than not The equipment is good, especially the Apple-style magnetized cradle platform Easy management Comfortable to wear.

Voice quality, despite the technology used, is average Design can be discouraging on closer inspection.

The headset will be called Motorola MOTOPURE H12, the word "pure" will often be used in press releases, promotional materials. By the way, about advertising: it is quite possible that specifically for the H12 there will be advertising on the Internet (already slowly appearing), and on television, possibly paired with some kind of phone. Thanks to this, you can count on the interest of buyers, and even on sales, but let's get back to a common sense.

After all, the price of the device will be about four thousand rubles. And this is exactly the same field where accessories such as the Jabra JX-10 in different variations graze, expensive devices from Nokia, at least the same BH-803 (it does not have CrystalTalk, but the quality is much, much better). And I can't say that the H12 is in any way better than these devices, or rather worse in terms of voice quality and design (although this is subjective). The release of the JX-20 is being delayed, apparently, to the first quarter of 2008, the product has not even been announced yet, but it exists and is a serious threat to any high-priced accessory.

I understand the desire of Motorola specialists to show their presence in all segments among accessories. But a headset with such a noise reduction system could well have been made larger, in the end, the same Jawbone is not at all small, but has already become a kind of iconic thing. MOTOPURE could be completely different, here it was necessary to pursue sound quality, design, and not miniaturization, which will not surprise anyone. I can recommend the product for purchase only to fans of the brand, as well as to anyone who is willing to put up with poor voice quality for the sake of design. All other citizens looking for an expensive headset, I send in the direction of Jabra, Nokia and Jawbone. If firmware or modified samples appear, then I will correct the review, then it will be an interesting solution, quite competitive.

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