Bluetooth headset has come a long way. it used to be cumbersome and always come with a mandatory boom sticking out. and even with the technological advancement we have today, it still remain an eyesore. that’s precisely why i don’t use one. my thought is, if its going to be an eyesore anyway, why bother with one that needs to be charged? so wired headset it is. well, then comes along this futuristic, discreet earbud (note: singular) from Motorola, dubbed Moto Hint. it is a Bluetooth headset, or more correctly, a Bluetooth earbud that works like any Bluetooth headsets, minus the awkwardness. thanks to the IR proximity detectors, it turns on when you plug it into your ear and automatically switches off and route calls back to your smartphone when you take it out. when not active and still in your ear, the earbud’s pass-through audio ensure you can still hear everything around you clearly.
it works with all Bluetooth-enabled smartphone and offers up to 150 feet of handsfree range and while being this tiny means a less-than-ideal battery life, it has a companion charge case for storing and charging the earbud on-the-go, giving you up to 10 hours of talk time, or up to 100 hours of standby time. the case can charge Moto Hint twice before needing to be charged itself. when paired to a Moto X, you can pretty much do almost everything, like asking a question, place a phone call, post a Facebook message and more, all without so much as lifting a finger. sounds like the future is now? well, it sure seem like it and we certainly welcome that. but there is a problem though. it will look like you are talking to yourself even more now that there is no obvious boom or earpiece that says you aren’t. weird times is about to start and soon, the common question on the street will be “sorry, are you talking to me?” expect the Motorola Moto Hint Wireless Earbud to set you back at $149.99 when it becomes available.