Bluetooth headsets are a dime a dozen
these days, and honestly, they're
becoming a little bit "last decade." We haven't seen nearly as many
people walking around with them lately, despite the fact that Cellbow
is at an all-time high. But Motorola's new H17txt might just change
things for the sagging market, as it does something mighty special that
most other BT headsets could only dream of: talk back to its owner.
That's right. This headset, which will be available solely through
Verizon Wireless starting this month, has the ability to speak text
messages to the owner, enabling a full handsfree experience that cannot
be matched by units that lack text-to-speech. Also, it gives users the
ability to "customize an automated response and automatically enable
text-to-speech when the headset is powered on."
Customers can download the text-to-speech application to their
smartphone from multiple application stores by search for MotoSpeak,
and when used on their cellphone (and paired with this device), users
can automatically hear their text messages through their headset. We
were never fans of having a bug on our ear, but this might just change
our minds now that texting and driving is unlawful in so many places.
Just kidding, we never did that before. Safety first, right kids?