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Motorola Finiti

*Est. $60
Reviewed
September 2012
by ConsumerSearch
Motorola Finiti

Pros
  • Excellent call quality
  • Vocalyst service
  • Excellent noise cancellation
Cons
  • Tiny multipurpose call button
  • MotoSpeak app only for Android phones
  • Voices in Stealth mode sound harsh and robotic

Sound Quality

Excellent call quality, but Stealth mode sounds tinny. The call quality of the Motorola Finiti is excellent, with incoming voices sounding loud, natural and clear. Callers report only a slight distortion on outgoing voices. The Finiti's Stealth mode, which works with bone-conduction technology, blocks most background noises, especially in windy environments. However, callers say the Finiti user's voice in this mode is louder and sounds tinny or metallic, and they could tell the user was using a headset.

Comfort

Takes practice to get the right fit. Reviewers say the Finiti's earbuds fit comfortably and easily. The headset comes with a selection of ear fittings with optional loop styles, and some users find that the hookless model isn't very secure. The headset's Stealth mode requires that the earpiece's sensor touch the ear canal, which is uncomfortable for some users. One reviewer had problems keeping the earbud in his ear when he moved his head around.

Usability

Straightforward, but buttons are tiny. There are no surprises using the Motorola Finiti. Its controls are intuitive, although the multipurpose button is small and causes problems for some. In addition, the volume button is difficult to find at first. The Finiti supports basic voice controls and gives some voice prompts. Its battery will last for five hours talk-time and six days on standby.

Appearance

Traditional overall design, but strange-looking earbuds. The Finiti has a traditional rectangular headset design with a shiny chrome finish that one reviewer calls "cheap looking." Its earbuds are called "unusual;" one tester likens the hookless models to a tadpole and the hooked ones to a "soda can pull-tab."

The bottom line

The Motorola Finiti Bluetooth headset has excellent call quality in regular operational mode. If you use its well-reviewed noise-canceling Stealth technology, however, reviewers say your voice sounds metallic and robotic. The Finiti has a traditional rectangular design with a chrome covering, but the earbuds are unusually shaped.

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Our Sources

1. CNET

Very Good After hands-on testing of the Motorola Finiti, Nicole Lee is "incredibly impressed" with its call quality. She also praises its Stealth technology, which completely blocks out environmental noise. Although the resulting voice quality sounds harsh, the technology is excellent for especially noisy environments. User reviews are mixed, with more than 25 owners giving the headset an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. While they say the Finiti's call quality is clear, they critique the caller's low voice quality in Stealth mode.

Review: Motorola Finiti, Nicole Lee, Dec. 8, 2010

2. PC World

Very Good This reviewer highlights the excellent noise cancellation function of the Motorola Finiti, and places it in PC World's list of top eight Bluetooth headsets. McEvoy gives mixed reviews to the unusually shaped earbuds: Despite their "kooky" appearance, they work well even without the ear-hook as long as you stay stationary.

Review: Motorola Finiti Bluetooth Headset: Unusual Design, Comfortable Fit, Aoife M. McEvoy, March 29, 2011

3. PCMag.com

Very Good Reviewer Jamie Lendino isn't impressed with the Motorola Finiti, calling the design "cheap looking" and the call quality "average." After hands-on testing with several phones, he says the Finiti's Stealth mode is "awful." However, he has no problems finding a comfortable earbud among those that come with the headset.

Review: Motorola Finiti, Jamie Lendino, March 15, 2011

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