Motorola HS815 Headset Review

What you can notice immediately is its size – the HS815 is old model and is enormous, as big as small-sized modern cellphone, but with funny-looking form and long boom microphone. It is 3.46” (88mm) measured from the top of the microphone to the rear side, where the old-style charging connector sits, as the headset uses built-in irreplaceable rechargeable battery for a power source.

The HS815 is almost entirely made out of plastic with hard rubber only over the earhook; the front side is combination of blue and silver glossy surface with small metal strip in the middle. The back is gray hard plastic with very relief form – the middle is raised, and there is attached the earhook rotating mechanism. In the rear part is the earpiece, which is a big cone with six holes in it – you won’t see any rubber or material that cares for your ears, while the headset is installed on them. The big size of the ear piece won’t allow it to be oriented to your ear canal, which will bring more inconvenience during a call.

The ear-hook is also awful as it doesn’t do anything right – it’s hard to attach, doesn’t hold the headset still, and is uncomfortable. Made of plastic and hard rubber, it will show no mercy on your ear. It cannot be opened for easier attaching but can be rotated for use with either of the ears.

Typically, for control of the headset there are three buttons – a couple of volume keys and multifunctional call key. The latter is situated in the middle of the front side, at the opposite part of the earpiece. It is slightly raised, but you will hardly feel it with your finger and pressing it when an incoming call comes may be a problem; hopefully it gives strong feedback and you will be sure it is correctly hit.

For volume control is used a rocker key, which is on the top side, when the headset is worn on the right ear, and respectively on the bottom, in case you are using it on your left side. It’s raised and can be easily found when is on the top, but if the headset is oriented upside-down, it won’t be that easy to use them. It’s hard to press either of the positions, but at least the effort will return tactile feedback.

Once again, for system information is used a simple blue LED light with the Motorola logo stamped over it. It is situated below the multifunctional key on the front side and unfortunately is slightly stronger than we’d like it to be, so it will be noticed when you are in dark environment.



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