"Great bluetooth, but lowest volume setting TOO LOUD"4.0 starson by youngdo
Pros: Clear sound, sending and receiving.
Physically comfortable, easy to wear for long conference calls.
Reversible ear hook for securely fitting it to either ear, easy to switch.
Compact design for easy carrying, stowing.
Cons: Lowest volume setting is TOO LOUD in quiet environments (Motorola standard)
Tiny controls require nimble and slender fingers to manage easily.
Summary: I use the Motorola H17 flip headset every day and for almost all my calling. I switched to this model three months ago after a failure of a Motorola H15 I was trying out. Though similar to the H15 flip, the H17 is a big improvement over its predecessor. I use the H17 while walking, while driving, while in the office, for personal and business calls, including multi-hour conferences.
As with the H15, I like the ease of switching the H17 on or off with the flip. I like the way it folds into a compact little mass for easy stowing and transport when not in use.
The H17 is much smaller and lighter. I often found my ear complaining from the weight of is predecessor after only short (less-than-30-minute) calls, but the H17 fits so comfortably and sits so lightly, I often forget I have it on.
Although some have noted that controls are small and do not have much "travel", and so may be difficult to operate, I have found them quite satisfactory, as my fingers are slim and nimble.
Calls come through quite clearly, with little degradation compared to using my handset.
My voice is clear to my interlocuter in all conditions, and much improved over handset calls when there is background noise.
I do have one complaint: In quiet environments, the lowest volume setting is TOO LOUD for me. For example, when I listen to voice mail in the library, people around me look up and tell me they can hear the messages I am receiving. After sending me a replacement which has the same TOO LOUD volume properties, Motorola support tells me that all their headsets have the same standard minimum and maximum volumes. Too bad. Otherwise I could use the H17 for all my calling.
As it stands, I am very happy with the H17 for noisy environments, but for operating my phone in quiet areas, I have to hang the H17 off my ear or turn it off and use the handset.