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High Quality Performance
on 17 August 2011
I've been using this for couple of weeks now so this review is based on my impressions so far,if anything else comes to light I will add an update.
I've paired 2 phones to this Car Kit,an HTC Desire HD and a Sony Ericsson K800.Both phones paired quickly and transfer of each phones phonebook also completed quickly and successfully.This kit allows pairing to 8 phones but will only monitor 2 phones simultaneously.
2.CHARGING AND BATTERY LIFE.
On receipt I fully charged the Kit from my laptop using the usb lead provided.This took about 4 hours.After approx 50 hours use so far (including about 4 hours talk time and 2 hours navigation direction time) the kit announces that the battery charge is still high when turned on.A cigarette lighter charger is also provided to enable in car charging.
This is very easy to do as all that is required is to slide the metal clip onto a sunvisor and then attach the magnetic rear of the Supertooth HD to the clip.There is an indentation on both sides of the clip that perfectly fits the magnets so the device feels very secure once located.When using the sunvisor simply remove the device,pull down the sunvisor and reattach to the other side of the clip.
When receiving a call the kit will announce the caller if they are in your phonebook.3 vocal commands are available;Answer,Reject or Ignore or if you prefer to answer manually pressing the button in the middle of the volume control answers the call.9 voice command contacts can be made to facilitate handsfree dialling but 4 of these must be Home,Office,Voice mail and Emergency.The other option is to simply manually dial the number from the phone.At town speeds the vocal commands work well but I always use the manual option at motorway speeds as the noise inside the vehicle sometimes seems to interfere with the vocal commands.
The clarity of the speakers is superb for such a small device and even at motorway speeds calls come through loud and clear.Callers have reported that my voice is loud and clear also so the 2 microphones and the Noise/Echo Cancellation device seem to function very well.
A nice bonus of this device is that when using my HTC Desire HD's navigation system the vocal directions are emitted from the Supertooth which makes them a lot easier to hear than when transmitted from the pathetic speaker in the phone.
The build quality appears to be excellent.A smooth glossy black finish with a contrasting metallic effect front centre panel looks very pleasing.All controls feel positive and function very well.
Included with the Kit is an activation code for 6 months free subscription to SuperTooth Handsfree Assistant.This enables the user to directly connect to the service and use voice commands to listen to email,send text messages and use social media sites such as Facebook etc.I am unable to comment on this service as it is of no interest to me but prospective purchasers may find it useful.
Included with the kit is a quick start guide which is perfectly adequate to get up a running.Unfortunately the full user guide is not currently available to download on the Supertooth website and none of the tutorial videos shown on the website are available to view either.Hopefully,this will be remedied soon.
In conclusion I can certainly recommend this Car Kit.It functions faultlessly and initial impressions indicate that it will be reliable in the long term.