Motorola Miniblue H9 Bluetooth Headset


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icon I recently got my hands on a Motorola H9 headset. There isn’t many that can compare in size when it comes to the H9, and of Motorola’s, it’s definitely the smallest. Yet, don’t let the size scare you. It actually packs a pretty wild punch when it comes to voice quality and sound control.
The unboxing of this headset was very interesting as it seems that Motorola has been focusing on their packaging style. The boxes were similar to the style of boxes created for their S9 ROKR Bluetooth headphones. It seems like they had some design influences by Apple’s iPod boxes by placing the documentation and software in one end with a cardboard flap and the actual product in the other end of the box in a molded plastic shell. Instead of having to rip open a flap or something, the box opens by pushing the top inward and the bottom slides outward (towards you). It would have been nice if these boxes were a bit more clearly marked on how it worked since the first time was always a surprise and not very intuitive. I only knew from my previous experience with the S9 box. The package came with the headset, the portable charger, a mini-USB charger, three extra (different sized) flanged tips for the headset, documentation, and a mini-CD of some tunes with David Beckham, one of Motorola’s latest celebrity spokespeople.


motorola_h9_unboxing.jpg The controls for the Motorola H9 are similar to any Motorola headset. Two volume buttons, and a control button that allows you to call, hang up, power on, power off and a variety of other commands based on the length of hold time.
The reason for this being so tiny? It has no ear-wraparound. All it is, is the headset with a flanged earpiece that goes directly in the ear. Fortunately for you, there are three other sizes to choose from to ensure a good fit. That’s the only thing holding it in, but it is also very light and the sound quality is fairly good due to it being right there IN your ear.
From my tests, I’ve found that the microphone is pretty good and you don’t seem to need to yell like some headsets. At a normal speaking voice, those on the other end can hear you fine and have no issues with sound quality. It beats the H3 that I have any day of the week, in my honest opinion.
Of course, then there’s the brilliant portable charger. This baby allows trickle charging and can be brought with you when you just need to give your H9 an extra boost. Usually, it can just sit on your desk looking pretty and very difficult to tip over since it’s more bottom heavy. It does have batteries in it so it can charge also when plugged in, and charges your H9 when it plugs into the charger. Neato design and about as big as as oversized butane lighter.
The Motorola Miniblue H9 Bluetooth Headset
icon [affiliate] will cost a pretty penny however (somewhere around the $150-$180USD range), which might deter some from actually getting it even if you’ll be the best looking moron in the store talking to yourself. This makes it even less noticeable that you’re on the phone. Could be mistaken for a black hearing aid I suppose, which could be a fashion nightmare. But what do you care? It’s the coolest headset on the planet currently and you’ll be on of the elite that have it.

  • Sue

    As one of the elite who has TWO of these little earpieces, I don’t agree as wholeheartedly as you do with the device. I found the foam tips VERY hard to apply and wish I could charge it with a standard mini USB charger so I didn’t have to bring two chargers when traveling.
    The sound seems fine and the fact that fills my ear completely blocks outside noise, which means that I can’t wear it for long periods of time without saying, “What did you say?” a lot.
    I don’t think it holds a charge as long as my prior earbud but it could be that it’s a trifle trickier to turn off (having a Q makes that a nightmare, btw).
    It’s a good earbud. It’s not as fantastic as I would have liked, but the price was good 🙂

  • Sue

    As one of the elite who has TWO of these little earpieces, I don’t agree as wholeheartedly as you do with the device. I found the foam tips VERY hard to apply and wish I could charge it with a standard mini USB charger so I didn’t have to bring two chargers when traveling.
    The sound seems fine and the fact that fills my ear completely blocks outside noise, which means that I can’t wear it for long periods of time without saying, “What did you say?” a lot.
    I don’t think it holds a charge as long as my prior earbud but it could be that it’s a trifle trickier to turn off (having a Q makes that a nightmare, btw).
    It’s a good earbud. It’s not as fantastic as I would have liked, but the price was good 🙂

  • You don’t have to bring two chargers. It works fine with the wall-plug that comes with your phone as long as it’s a mini-USB. Every Motorola phone is now standardized on that plug as well as device.
    The point of a headset isn’t to carry two conversations. It’s to create convenience of not having to reach for your phone, or dial while driving.
    If you’re trying to have multiple conversations at once, then I’d suggest an open-air type headset like the over-the-ear models.
    I didn’t have any problems with applying the tips as per the instructions.
    The charge part is obvious. For the size, you really can’t get any better for battery. Every other earpiece outside of that has had a larger battery, thus longer battery life.

  • darkmoon

    You don’t have to bring two chargers. It works fine with the wall-plug that comes with your phone as long as it’s a mini-USB. Every Motorola phone is now standardized on that plug as well as device.
    The point of a headset isn’t to carry two conversations. It’s to create convenience of not having to reach for your phone, or dial while driving.
    If you’re trying to have multiple conversations at once, then I’d suggest an open-air type headset like the over-the-ear models.
    I didn’t have any problems with applying the tips as per the instructions.
    The charge part is obvious. For the size, you really can’t get any better for battery. Every other earpiece outside of that has had a larger battery, thus longer battery life.