The Motorola S10-HD is a popular Bluetooth headset for active individuals. It’s advertised as the perfect headphones for active individuals. But does the headset live up to the hype? As with all review here at My Bluetooth Earbuds, we’ll weigh the pros and cons of this device, leaving the ultimate decision up to you.
Pros of the Motorola S10-HD
The Motorola S10 Bluetooth Earbuds Headet may provide the answer to keeping sweat from getting into the speakers. The Motorola S10 wireless earbuds were created with the active person in mind. The designers of the S10 took into consideration what happens when a person sweats and the damage moisture as well as dirt and dust does to the sensitive components of a headset.
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The S10-HD works hands-free for your cell and switches seamlessly from music to voice. Music is automatically paused when you receive a call and resumes playing when the call ends. That makes the headset not only hands-free, but also hassle-free. Battery life is another positive touted by Motorola with up to 10 days of standby charge, six to eight hours of playing audio files and six to nine hours on the cell. For short day trips, it means you don’t have to tuck the charger away to keep the headset ready to use. Recharging generally takes around two hours.
The Motorola S10 Wireless Earbuds are not the thick, heavy headsets of past generations. The headset is lightweight with a futuristic appearance and feels like it molds to the shape of your head. The headset is comfortable to wear even if used all day long. A big plus of the headsets are the controls, which are large, conveniently located and easy to use.
Cons of the Motorola S10-HD
The S10-HD does not always work as advertised. Some customers have reported problems with sweat leaking into the sensitive elements of the headset and shorting out. Not all headsets have been sealed effectively against sweat and dirt and may stop working after sweat seeps into the parts.
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Some customers report that, on their headset, sound was intermittent, cutting in an out unless they were fairly stationary. Other customers reported that the unit worked very well, but only for a short period of time and then it died either partially, performing only some functions, or completely. Still others claimed the headset did not hold a charge and went dead quickly.
In our tests, the headset performs well and has a great comfortable fit. We did experience some intermittent connection problems, but that is common with Bluetooth headsets when used in everyday activities.
Overall the response to the Motorola S10 Bluetooth Earbuds Headset has been favorable. We find that the headset works as designed in more cases than not. This means the Motorola S10 Bluetooth Headset is a good choice for those with active lifestyles who spend time jogging and working out in the gym.
Finally here’s a quick un-boxing video so you can see the headset in action.