Motorola Moto Hint Bluetooth Earbud - Sleek, Simple to use but lacks Power
This is the most interesting of the Bluetooth devices we have used. It’s so sleek and futuristic in terms of design that even when it was under performing I couldn’t stop using it. If Motorola can give this a little more volume they’ll have one of the best on the market but as of now, it’s sometimes so quiet and rapid to deplete battery that it can feel style over function.
The Top Questions for the Motorola Hint:
Does it only work with Android Motorola smartphones?
No. It works with all smartphones. The only difference is that, with a new Motorola smartphone this earbud is always on which is more of a problem than bonus considering how quickly it runs out of charge. The only real difference we’ve encountered between Android and iOS with this earbud is that you need to tap it to trigger Siri or Google Now.
Do the extra features only work on the new Motorola X smartphones?
If you’re looking for the always listening feature you will need to have a new Motorola X smartphone.
How well does it stay in your ear?
This is the best fitting Bluetooth device we’ve had on or in our ear. There is no movement, falling out or discomfort. Yet it takes a little time to get use to having something wedged into your ear but after that its fantastic. The only time the design caused issue was when I pushed the device in my ear accidentally cancelling a call, this is more to do with trying to push the device in further to get better volume – which doesn’t work.
Is there any way to charge the Hint without the case?
No, you can only charge the device via the case. The charging case comes in the box so at least it’s not an expensive but essential accessory. In the box you get the earbud, charging case/box, and micro USB cable. You also get several different sized tips and instructions
Where can I find a buyers guide for this headset?
Is this Moto Hint Bluetooth Earbud on sale at Amazon.com?
Right now you can buy the Moto Hint on Amazon.
How many devices can you pair with this?
You can pair two devices simultaneously.
How good is the microphone?
This is one of the issues we encountered with this earbud. The people we spoke to while wearing this often asked if we were far from the phone or if we could speak more loudly. They never complained of background noise only the general volume. We tried everything to boost the volume of the mic but was unable to and only occasionally after a full charge did we manage to avoid callers commenting on our volume.
How good is it when listening to music?
It’s fair. We listened to a couple of audiobooks – it was clear but depleted a heap of battery quickly.
Do I always have to say “Okay Moto”?
No. With everything but the Moto X smartphone you tap the side of the earbud.
Is this the first or second generation Motorola Hint?
This is the first generation. The latest Hint is exclusive to specific retailers at this point. The second generation Moto Hint gives you a slight boost in audio and 15 hours battery via the charger carrying case.
Where can I find an unboxing video for the Motorola Hint?
How long does the case take to charge completely? How long do the earbuds take to charge?
With a maximum charge of the earbuds you can get 3 hours maximum. In our experience it’s closer to 2 hours of talk time. Whenever you’re not charging you can pop them in the case to give it a boost, the charging case can hold around 8 hours of additional charge. To fully charge the case and earbuds it will take about 1 and 1/2 hours overall. To charge you put the earbuds into the case and charge them simultaneously via the micro-USB.
Is it possible to buy an extra earbud?
No, it is not. You have to buy a whole new system but that means two different Bluetooth connections.
What do Motorola say about their Bluetooth Headset?
- Includes chargeable case that gives 8 extra hours of battery life
- Works with Touchless Control when paired with Motorola phones
- Lasting comfort/ergonomic fit
- In-Ear Sensor for Smart Call routing
- Customizable to match your style
Where can I find a video review of the Moto Hint Bluetooth Earbud?
What are the main Pros and Cons of the Moto Hint?
- Easy to fit and incredibly comfortable.
- Charging case is excellent and invaluable to the earbud.
- Simple to setup and easy to use.
- Auto On and Off when you place or remove form ear.
- The sound, both mic and volume is low.
- The battery life is short, 2 to 3 hours at most if you don’t have the charging case.