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Motorola ELITE FLIP Bluetooth Headset - Retail Packaging - Silver
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 528 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.6
Returned or considering to return: 7.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Light5.0   above average
Battery4.8   above average
Comfortable4.7   average
Design4.5   above average
Quality4.4   average
Size4.4   above average
Sound4.4   average
Charging4.3   above average
Volume4.3   above average
Loud4.2   average
Bluetooth4.1   average
Fit4.1   average
Price4.1   average
iPhone4.1   average
Range4.0   below average
Noise3.8   average
Voice3.5   below average
Audio3.3   below average
Pairing3.0   mediocre
Button2.1   mediocre
Echo0.8   mediocre


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Audio

Audio:
"I have two Plantronics headsets including the Legend with a boom mike, and people can hear me better on the phone, but both of them are horrible for listening to audio since they are way too quiet."
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"The so called bells and whistles didn't work which was no big deal, but everything to do with the audio was terrible."
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"Unfortunately that's all I liked as the audio was very muffled on both ends."
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"I would give 5 stars but the audio quality problems on the other end of the line cost one star."
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"Pros:+ Audio quality is great, although there is an occasional echo with the noise cancelling feature."
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"Especially with say Verizons advanced calling being able to make HD audio calls."
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"The great thing with this one is the wide band audio, which is HD audio."
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"Very clear audio and loud enough for people who don't want something inside their ear and want normal hearing of their surroundings."
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"Although the audio I can hear sounds good, every single person I call, no matter what type of phone they are using complains of very annoying echoes."
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Battery

Battery:
"I like the springy gel earpiece which holds it in place and the size of the unit, however, I notice the device gets hot when the battery gets weak."
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"good battery life"
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"I've never found a better Bluetooth device - clear sound, long battery life and amazing range of at least 200 feet."
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"Excellent clarity, good battery life, but doesn't have a charging carry case."
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"I don't talk on the phone for hours, so the battery life I'm getting is simply outstanding."
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"This item came on time and worked very well, i loved it the reason I gave it a three was because the battery only lasted 3 months and the seller didn't help with the issue."
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Bluetooth

Bluetooth:
"This bluetooth is ok sometimes it is hard to hear."
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"Speaking with my sister this morning on my Bluetooth and she said it was not as clear as my previous Motorola Elite Flip Bluetooth."
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"It is a good Bluetooth, but to be that fragile, I have to say that is troubling."
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"After washing my original Elite Flip in the washing machine in the washing machine, I purchased 3 other Bluetooth headsets and disliked them all."
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"I have not been pleased with this bluetooth headset."
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"Fantastic Bluetooth device."
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"Nice bluetooth ear piece but it leaves my ear numb after being attached for a long period of time."
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"- No MotoSpeak App available for iOS limits some other customizations availableI tried using a Plantronics M55 Plantronics M55 Wireless and Hands-Free Bluetooth Headset - Compatible with iPhone, Android, and Other Leading Smartphones - Black as well, but the convenience of the boom-mic keeps me coming back to Motorola for headsets."
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"TL;DR: A solid bluetooth 3.0 headset overall for the price, works well with iPhone 6S despite missing some functions."
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"It is a good Bluetooth, but to be that fragile, I have to say that is troubling."
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Button

Button:
"Button on back of headset is hard to press when giving a command or hanging up the call because it is slanted flat on the back side of the ear piece."
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"The buttons are too hard to manipulate while the headset is on your ear."
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"I've missed calls because I couldn't answer the call because the button didn't work."
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"Main back button a bit hard to get used to and press (small and further back."
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"The answer button is hard to push and I at times will miss calls before I can get it to answer."
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"Button for answering was hard to press and most of the time would not work at all."
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"I have to continually press the answer button and hope that I am able to answer before the call goes to voicemail or the caller hangs up."
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"Redialing generally addresses that.+ Pairs very quickly with iPhone 6S.+ Once connected, Siri is very responsive and easy to use by pushing the red call button on the back.+ Boom mic enhancement - this boom mic appears to be more solidly constructed than other boom-based Motorola headsets."
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"The buttons are easy to use and the clarity has never been an issue."
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"I have had others (identical), and they are nice when they work, (and I recognize I dropped it, on carpeting) but the button flew off."
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"Love the feature of listening to radio streaming and music from my phone, and the relative ease of buttons to answer and end calls and volume control."
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Charging

Charging:
"Afterwards, I have problems charging it or connecting to the phone."
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"For about a week it would force me to re-pair the every morning after charging and then it just went dead."
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"Plugging in the charger was always a hassle because the plug must match the connector angle of approximately 45 degsLooks the design was outsourced to some eastern country engineer who doesn't have a clueThis is the first time we have been unsatisfied with a Motorola product"
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"Excellent clarity, good battery life, but doesn't have a charging carry case."
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"Also, it says a full charge is good for at least 6 hours but I'd say it's more like half that time."
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"It tells you how much talk time you have, it dormant take long to charge, it connects pretty quick."
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"Great quality, great charge, great clarity."
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"Unit worked well for 2 months then stopped charging."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"The clip is a little uncomfortable (I replaced the clip with an unbreakable one that is very comfortable)."
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"If wasn't for this I would love this product, it's a very comfortable fit which is hard to find for a bluetooth headset."
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"It's functional, comfortable, and easy to use but people can't hear me as clearly and say I sound muffled or far away constantly."
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"For me the most comfortable Bluetooth yet; wish it was a little more durable flip part seems to wear out"
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"This Bluetooth is extremely comfortable, small, and so easy to use."
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"The sound quality is great and it is very comfortable."
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"Otherwise, it has great sound quality and very comfortable to use."
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Connection

Connection:
"Afterwards, I have problems charging it or connecting to the phone."
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"It connected with my phone without any hassles and it is so easy to work."
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"Redialing generally addresses that.+ Pairs very quickly with iPhone 6S.+ Once connected, Siri is very responsive and easy to use by pushing the red call button on the back.+ Boom mic enhancement - this boom mic appears to be more solidly constructed than other boom-based Motorola headsets."
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"connected very easily."
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"Distance from phone might not be 300 unless you're in an open field with great cell service but, it did hold a better connection with minimal static walking around my appt with the phone in my bedroom."
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"Motorola and iPhone brands work well together, little to no static when connected listening to music or on a call with no barriers in between at about 30 feet."
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"It is a bold lie about connecting at 300 ft. dont believe that it doesnt sound is great though."
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Design

Design:
"Horrible design fell off out of my ear constantly."
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"Overall the hardware, software and physical design are all huge disappointments."
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"I loved the design and ease of the headset, but no matter who I called or who called me there was ALWAYS a bad echo."
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"Design of earpiece doesn't irritate ear or put pressure on any one spot."
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"Great design and good quality product."
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"Love the small design."
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"Or, (b) a design defect makes the front mic extraordinarily prone to breaking, having the same result."
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Echo

Echo:
"When I purchased this item, I read numerous review comments about callers experiencing major problems with echo."
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"Anyone I talk to complains of an echo on their end and they find it very annoying."
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"The echo is so annoying that I ask my mother to stop using it."
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"One elite flip does not work well it echos."
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"Cannot correct a echo problem so far."
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"The echo is a known problem per multiple reviewer feedback, but Motorola allows this product to be sold as is."
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"Pros:+ Audio quality is great, although there is an occasional echo with the noise cancelling feature."
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"It echo a lot can not stop it I can hear good on my end but not so good on the other person end."
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Fit

Fit:
"Also the fit in my ear is not as good as the older Plantronics so that is what I am using instead of this model."
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"If wasn't for this I would love this product, it's a very comfortable fit which is hard to find for a bluetooth headset."
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"Just like cheap earbud headphones, they just don't fit me and cause a great deal of discomfort after even a few minutes."
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"I do use the ear loop as I have never been able to find an in-ear piece that fits my ear canals, but that is no problem."
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"I am now afraid to try Motorola period not totally based on the experience because I have had Motorola earpieces in the pass and worked but mainly because of the uncomfortable fit."
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"It also comes with ear buds that fit nice, I just prefer the loop."
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"And it fits good."
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"But the sound is crisp, it fits nicely on the ear, and the set up is so uncomplicated even a child could start using it easily right it of the box."
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"great fit in the ear and the sound quality is great."
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"The audio quality is a 4 5 (it would be a 5 5 with a better speaker and something similarly effective to Jawbone's NoiseAssassin technology), it is compact, holds up well under normal use, and is light and fits well in the ear without an earloop attached."
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Light

Light:
"It is light and when in place, it is easy to forget it is even there."
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"compact , light weight, and excellent sound quality and ear attachment is quite neat and comfortable."
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"The audio quality is a 4 5 (it would be a 5 5 with a better speaker and something similarly effective to Jawbone's NoiseAssassin technology), it is compact, holds up well under normal use, and is light and fits well in the ear without an earloop attached."
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"LIGHT WEIGHT, COMFORTABLE, SOUNDS CLEAR, FAST SHIPPING, VERY GOOD PRODUCT! "
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"light weight, weork great but too noise on the other side (seem like no noise cancelation)."
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Loud

Loud:
"And this one can get very loud.. a common problem I had is that these can tend to not be loud enough.."
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"sounds very loud and clear."
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"Sound is loud and clear."
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"Great value...love this bug, it's loud enough to hear over road noise and fits my ear perfectly."
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"Very clear audio and loud enough for people who don't want something inside their ear and want normal hearing of their surroundings."
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"Pros:-Would agree with many of the pros-Separate key for muteCons:-Not quite as loud or clear as my Motorola H17 on same iPhone4-Mute function BEEPS every 10 seconds or so; I don't like that"
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Music

Music:
"I can't ear perfectly to the people that I talk to and I can hear my music perfectly and loud"
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"I have not been able to make it stream music as it is supposed to....Physically it is disappointing as well."
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"Being able to play media through it as well is a huge plus, so you can listen to music in a professional setting without having to have head phones in."
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"Love the feature of listening to radio streaming and music from my phone, and the relative ease of buttons to answer and end calls and volume control."
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"Playback quality for music tracks is remarkable for a device in this category."
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"Speaker was medium grade at best, yes I could hear music and calls but I did a comparison with Jawbone Icon HD and the Flip was much more muffled listening to music and conversations, and the caller on the other end said I sounded more muffled on the Flip than on the Icon HD."
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"They reason I bought them was they all me to stream music and can pair with two phones as well as having talking caller ID.........................but those features are useless if the party on the other end can't hear hear you."
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Noise

Noise:
"I suppose that could be a noise cancellation fail, or it could be a network effect, as I use it on my Republic Wireless account, which uses wifi connections as default route for calls, unless it has difficulty, at which point it switches to cell towers."
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"Not a good Bluetooth people on the other end said it is had to hear me or there was noise."
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"People on the other end complain about wind noise despite changing the settings around."
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"Long story short is this earpiece cancels more noise, but it is VERY uncomfortable."
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"This one has good sound quality and volume that you can hear over road noise, but ergonomically, everything is wrong:- The call button is on the top instead of the side like my old headset."
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"The primary button (red button at the top) is a little hard to press (need significant pressure).Not sure if this had noise cancellation but if it does it does not do that well with significant ambient noise (voice commands).The ear loop end can dig into your ear depending on how you wear it ... takes a little to get used to it."
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"Pros:+ Audio quality is great, although there is an occasional echo with the noise cancelling feature."
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"It's great on the noise reduction."
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"Works fantastic as I drive for a living in a noisy environment and hear and heard perfectly."
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"Sounds great and the mic is sensitive and has good noise canceling."
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"Love it noise 90% cancel out"
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Pairing

Pairing:
"- hopefully this info will save others some time and frustration...I had been unsuccessful in pairing an HTC-EVO 4G LTE with this headset."
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"Never used the blue-tooth option on this particular smart-phone prior to this, and I am very familiar with the settings and the pairing process so this added to the frustration level."
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"This is OK, as I've had problems with other headset not going into pairing mode, or leaving pairing mode before the phone will even get the chance to connect."
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"once set up The item is comfortable and easy to use and has excellent range, clarity & great battery life also no futher pairing problems to report."
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"I can't attest to the NFC pairing since my phone doesn't have that feature, but it was easy to find pair on my phone."
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"Pairing was dead simple."
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"It paired easily, but it does not turn on half the time."
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"This headset works great and is the best one I've tried for sound quality and pairing."
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"Paired with MotoSpeak works great."
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"Love not having to pair just open the mic and pairings automatic"
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"the best bluetooth I have had yet great sound quality and easy Pairing yet have a quick charge also Get it"
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Price

Price:
"TL;DR: A solid bluetooth 3.0 headset overall for the price, works well with iPhone 6S despite missing some functions."
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"At this price, how can anyone go wrong? "
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"I am very disappointed in Motorola, outsourcing and making a cheap product and non-english speaking customer service."
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"For the price of the FLIP, it simply does not perform as well as better headsets, and the same performance can be had for much less cost."
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"Price n quality excellent!"
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"TL;DR: A solid bluetooth 3.0 headset overall for the price, works well with iPhone 6S despite missing some functions."
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"I have bought 3 of these over the years and have found them to be a good value for the money."
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"Great product, great price"
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"Great headset - better than Jawbone - awesome price! "
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Quality

Quality:
"The transmission sound quality is terrible, but I didn't know this until someone told me after a couple of months, too late to return it."
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"Pro: the folding boom appears to be sturdier than on the H19txt (mine just snapped off).Con: Voice quality not as good even as the H17txt, let alone the H19txt."
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"Doesn't have good call quality since this rattle started, and ive only had it a few months! "
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"I think the features and design are excellent including incoming call quality and volume, however the out-going call quality is not good."
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"I would give 5 stars but the audio quality problems on the other end of the line cost one star."
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"Either the sound quality failed (Jawbone) or they were uncomfortable (LG) but I decided no more."
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"Great quality."
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"Price n quality excellent!"
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"Pros:+ Audio quality is great, although there is an occasional echo with the noise cancelling feature."
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"The quality is great as well."
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"The first one was great the second one very very poor quality people can't hear me and don't stay paired to my phone and delay in call coming in and answer didn't have these problem with the first"
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Range

Range:
"Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to have the range of some other Motorola models (some have a range of up to 300 feet in ideal circumstances)."
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"The range is less at times and sometimes irritating when it connects and reconnects, because it announces the process."
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"the 2 negatives I have is the range away from your phone is not as good as the product entails."
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"The range is worst than my 4 year old bluetooth."
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"The one thing I have found that some would figure as a negative is that with my phone the range is no more than 50 ft. For my needs the 50 ft works just fine so I have no complaints."
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"I've never found a better Bluetooth device - clear sound, long battery life and amazing range of at least 200 feet."
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"Pairing has been a snap with several devices and reception within about a thirty foot range is very good."
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"Best Headset ever, great range"
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"Range is as good as any headset I have used."
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"Range - Range was great."
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Size

Size:
"Main back button a bit hard to get used to and press (small and further back."
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"Okay so there are a few cons ...The device is so small that it is not real easy to flip it open or closed."
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"This Bluetooth is extremely comfortable, small, and so easy to use."
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"Neither of the two sizes of the in ear ear pieces fit me well; the big one is too big and the little one doesn't stay in during moderate movement."
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"Love the small design."
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"Small setback but again the sound it is very clear with no interference."
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"It is small, with great sound."
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Sound

Sound:
"great sound but not very durable."
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"I just know that this one doesn't sound as clear in my ear, and I am constantly having to ask people to repeat themselves."
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"It's not as clear sounding as the HX-550."
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"The transmission sound quality is terrible, but I didn't know this until someone told me after a couple of months, too late to return it."
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"Another problem with the ERA was low sound on phone calls."
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"This is probably the worst sounding out of the 4."
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"compact , light weight, and excellent sound quality and ear attachment is quite neat and comfortable."
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"My sound quality was great."
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"Its sound is crystal clear."
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"sounds very loud and clear."
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"I've never found a better Bluetooth device - clear sound, long battery life and amazing range of at least 200 feet."
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Voice

Voice:
"My only complaint is that some people tell me that they hear my voice as muffled, difficult to understand."
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"Pro: the folding boom appears to be sturdier than on the H19txt (mine just snapped off).Con: Voice quality not as good even as the H17txt, let alone the H19txt."
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"The other thing about the headset is that I had a 3G Nokia phone and it was not compatible with the voice recognition features so I couldn't use the voice features which was confirmed when I called Motorola and asked about it."
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"The talk button is a little flimsy to use and hard to press down, but the headset does allow for voice activation for answering calls, so that is what I use most of the time."
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"The 3 stars is because it is somewhat hard to press the primary button and voice commands not doing too well in ambient noise."
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"The primary button (red button at the top) is a little hard to press (need significant pressure).Not sure if this had noise cancellation but if it does it does not do that well with significant ambient noise (voice commands).The ear loop end can dig into your ear depending on how you wear it ... takes a little to get used to it."
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"I don't have a smartphone so I am unable to use the voice activated calling out features, but when I receive a call or text the headset informs me who is calling and with the push of a button I answer the call."
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"These devices are simply the best for communication clarity and voice clarity."
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"I think generally, voice clarity for incoming calls is exceptional and contacts have reported transmitted voice quality to be equally as impressive."
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"The best thing about this is that I can rouse the voice command and call someone almost hands free; just push the button and I hear Serie ask me what I want."
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Volume

Volume:
"Very disappointed because the volume was fantastic on it."
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"The Flip does not have this problem I am enjoying the up and down volume controls and the mute button."
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"The problem with the Plantronics was the volume."
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"Love the feature of listening to radio streaming and music from my phone, and the relative ease of buttons to answer and end calls and volume control."
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"Very disappointed because the volume was fantastic on it."
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"It's got great, clear sound and the volume is incredible."
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"Great product with plenty of volume in noisy areas"
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"The Flip does not have this problem I am enjoying the up and down volume controls and the mute button."
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Weight

Weight:
"compact , light weight, and excellent sound quality and ear attachment is quite neat and comfortable."
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"LIGHT WEIGHT, COMFORTABLE, SOUNDS CLEAR, FAST SHIPPING, VERY GOOD PRODUCT! "
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"It's lightweight, comfortable, and the sound quality is awesome."
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"light weight, weork great but too noise on the other side (seem like no noise cancelation)."
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"very lightweight, great reception, multiple ear buds for someone like me who has small inner ears-great quality for the price"
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iPhone

iPhone:
"TL;DR: A solid bluetooth 3.0 headset overall for the price, works well with iPhone 6S despite missing some functions."
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"I'm leaning towards (a) because online research seems to show that this problem is unique to iPhones running iOS 7.x (we tested with an iPhone 4, also running iOS 7.x, and had the same problem).I'm not optimistic that another replacement is going to fix the problem, but Motorola won't let me exchange for a different model."
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"I'm now aware the MotoSpeak application on Android lets you adjust the background cancellation based on a number of scenarios but I was not able to achieve this with the iPhone."
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"- No MotoSpeak App available for iOS limits some other customizations availableI tried using a Plantronics M55 Plantronics M55 Wireless and Hands-Free Bluetooth Headset - Compatible with iPhone, Android, and Other Leading Smartphones - Black as well, but the convenience of the boom-mic keeps me coming back to Motorola for headsets."
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"Redialing generally addresses that.+ Pairs very quickly with iPhone 6S.+ Once connected, Siri is very responsive and easy to use by pushing the red call button on the back.+ Boom mic enhancement - this boom mic appears to be more solidly constructed than other boom-based Motorola headsets."
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"TL;DR: A solid bluetooth 3.0 headset overall for the price, works well with iPhone 6S despite missing some functions."
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"It was great for about 2 weeks and then it would not connect with my IPhone."
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"Motorola and iPhone brands work well together, little to no static when connected listening to music or on a call with no barriers in between at about 30 feet."
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