Motorola H17txt Bluetooth Headset Review: Reads Text Messages

Say hello to the Motorola H17txt Bluetooth headset that can read text messages to you, nothing worse than driving in your vehicle and receiving a text message, ok yes you can answer calls etc, but never could you read a text message whilst driving.

The Motorola H17txt has a feature called Motospeak that will read your text messages via a robot voice, Verizon sent Fox 11 Matt Schuler, Technology Columnist one of these headsets to review and here is a little of what he said.

He went on to say this was the first headset he has ever put into his ear and that it provided crystal clear conversation, the headset has 2 microphones with one you speak into and the other that picks up background noise and filters it aka CrystalTalk Technology.

The battery life is impressive at up to 5 hours of talk time and around 7 days standby time, there is another cool feature called rapid charge that will give you up to two and half hours of talk time on a 15-minute charge.

The H17txt was used with the HTC Droid Incredible, Schuler said that he could listed to music and watch videos with the headset and that when driving he could use the turn-by-turn navigation as it would give clear audio directions. You can get the free MotoSpeak download from the Android Market or BlackBerry App World as well just in case you wanted to know.

The headset will read text messages and can translate up to 150 text acronyms, he tried words like LOL and said it works well with it reading back a loud “LULZ”. You can but the Motorola H17txt Bluetooth headset for only $99.99.

Please read the full review here, and please do come back and let us know if you have the Motorola H17txt Bluetooth headset as we would love to receive your personal opinions and reviews.


2 thoughts on “Motorola H17txt Bluetooth Headset Review: Reads Text Messages”

  1. Chris C. says:

    It's all fine and dandy, but what phones will it work with? It is unclear from the article that the MotoSpeak feature, which is this device's selling point, is actually built in the headset or whether it in fact works from the phone itself as an application, and if so, what platform it works under (Android, RIM, Symbian, Windows Mobile…).

    Furthermore, it is not clear that the MotoSpeak feature will not require a subscription from the service provider (and you know how eager they are to cash in on any technology and make it only available on a monthly subscription basis).

    A little clarification would be welcome!

  2. MrTommy says:

    I’d also like to know how he was able to listen to music in the headset, cuz I have this unit and can’t hear anything but phone calls (which is why I bought it, of course).

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