Motorola T505 vs. Motorola Roadster vs. Motorola Roadster 2 vs. Jabra CRUISER 2
Austin Moyer, Amazon
1 January 2013
Summary: This review compares the hands-free conversation performance of four bluetooth devices in FM Transmitting mode only (NOT in Speakerphone mode). I purchased all four of the devices and compared them on my daily drive to work. To me, hands-free devices are worthless if the either of the callers can't understand each other. I can't stand when the FM Transmitter produces a static signal or when the personal I'm calling is always asking me to repeat myself.
Summary: The clip that attaches the Jabra unit to the visor is very poorly designed. The clip constantly falls out of the unit (I eventually just taped it on). It is also so wide that I can no longer open my mirror on the visor.
Summary: Ease of use is great, and appreciate that it's always connected. It's a problem, tho, when the phone rings and you're 20 feet away--have to run to the car to shut it off or talk there. Also, with both my daughter's unit and my own, it is often difficult for those on the other end of the call to understand what we are saying, and there are occasional blank moments on the receiving end of the conversation.
Some really nice specs, but one HUGE missing feature!!
Jete' "AmazonFan", Amazon
15 March 2011
Summary: This unit looks great, well-sized, the FM radio connection is super cool, the ipod integration is fab, speakers are good, and I really appreciated the combo car & wall charger. I was all excited getting it up and riunning, and then... you're kidding me, right?!?! IT DOES NOT HAVE VOICE RECOGNITION! Yes, yes... probably my fault for not checking. BUT, it's 2011 and I have an iphone and voice recognition is NOT a new tech feature!
Summary: Opened the package, paired with my phone, it downloaded my address book... all went wonderfully! In the car the speakerphone worked great, even in my convertible with the top down (windows up though) at 70MPH. Happy day! Five stars for that part. Then I tried the FM transmitter. Even with a quiet station, the whooshy-FM-static sounds overwhelmed much of the conversation, actually to the point of being pretty useless.
Summary: I own the Motorola T505 and the Jabra Cruiser2. It made sense to me to take a little road test and compare the two bluetooth speakerphones in an effort to determine which one is better. With my mom on the other end, I took to the local freeways and switched back and forth between the two units while mom told me what she was hearing on her end of the conversation. Form: The Jabra Cruiser2 is attractive. It is lightweight but has a solid feel to it.
Summary: does not say callers name on incoming calls ( not worried about that cause the name is displayed on phone). Only problem is that every time I connect the phone to jabra cruiser2 it plays all the ring tones stored in the phone. I've switched off phone and gone back into pairing mode but with no success.