Motorola Roadster 2 Review8
Last year, we loved nearly everything about the Motorola Roadster Bluetooth speakerphone, except for the fact that it failed in one crucial area – calling quality! Needless to say, that’s undoubtedly the most important thing for any Bluetooth speakerphone, but it seems that Motorola is going to attempt to redeem itself with its successor in the aptly named Motorola Roadster 2.
Design-wise, there’s nothing different about this one whatsoever, which is a shame in a way because it would’ve been nice to see an update after so long. However, the single thing new about it, is the silverfish color scheme it has going on – as opposed to the all-black finish of its predecessor. Even though we’re bummed with the rehashed design, it’s nevertheless solid with its overall build quality.
Taking up a majority of its front surface, the Roaster 2’s speaker grill is prominently in full view – while physical buttons occupy the areas above and below it. Yes, the buttons are flat to the feel once again, but as usual, they exhibit a decent amount of response when pressed. On one side, we’re greeted with its power switch, LED light, and microUSB port to charge its internal battery, which is rated to offer 20 hours of talk time. Lastly, the sturdy clip enables it to cling tightly to our car’s visor without any worries of coming off.
1. andrew1953 (Posts: 176; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)
Looks good but nothing Motorola have is on my most wanted list at present.
3. JcHnd (Posts: 88; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
I really like it actually, and having an 8?
4. ohdbee (Posts: 9; Member since: 15 May 2012)
Does the voice dial work w/o the motospeak app?
5. bfd001 (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
I like the Roadster 2. Right away, I can use my fine car stereo FM to play navigation (from iPhone), iTunes music (iPhone) and hands-free calls on my iPhone.
Only disappointment is Motorola Car Finder. There is no iPhone App to download for this feature. The Roadster 2 user manual "errata" sheet for this feature is referring only to the Android world, which is 50% at best of the smartphone market.
6. Ion_izer1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)
Not that I could do a better job of reviewing this fine Motorola product but this guy has an annoying voice. It's nasal in tone and considering he is under time constraints, he talks too freaking fast that technical jargon becomes just that...jargon!