My experience with the Motorola Bluetooth Self Install Car Kit HF820 has been mostly positive up to this point. I’ve been using the Bluetooth speaker clipped to the visor in my car, although it can also be used on any tabletop using the locking visor clip as a stand. But if you plan on using this Bluetooth speaker as a tabletop device, you’ll be disappointed when you find out the unit does not include a home charger, only a car charger. One of the main benefits of the Motorola Bluetooth Self Install Car Kit HF820 is its portability. It’s so easy to take it from place to place or car to car because there’s nothing to install and it’s as small as a flip phone. With only 2 buttons, the HF820 controls are simple and easy to use, which is important since I’m using it when I drive. I found it easy to switch a call from my phone to the HF820 Bluetooth speaker in only a couple seconds, which I found to be convenient. The speaker quality is good and definitely louder than my Palm Treo 650. Conversations have gone smoothly for the most part, although most times I found I have to speak louder than normal for the recipient to hear me clearly. One gripe I do have about the Motorola HF820 is its sub par battery life, which is annoying, as I’m using the car charger more than I’d like. The user manual also recommends turning off the device when not in use to conserve battery life, but if you’re like me, you’re likely to forget most of the time and out comes the car charger again. But if you’re looking for an affordable Bluetooth speaker with overall good speaker and microphone quality, the Motorola Bluetooth Car Kit is the way to go.
Motorola HF820 Bluetooth Car Kit Review