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BlueAnt S1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the microphone and design are on the whole positive. The usability and value for money are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive reviews about the build quality. Opinions are divided on the portability.

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build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the BlueAnt S1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 27 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for BlueAnt S1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of BlueAnt S1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Headsets on Amazon.com.

40% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Blueant S1 Bluetooth Handsfree Car Kit

Expert review by:

BlueAnt S1 Handsfree with MultiPoint

 

BlueAnt doesn't have the brand recognition here in North America that other companies such as Jabra and Plantronics, but their products offer great features, a very nice price and good quality. Today we are looking at the second hands-free car kit from...

Good Range ; Excellent Battery Life - 30+ days on standby ; Good noise/echo cancellation ; Good speaker volume & clarity ; Multi-point capability - connect to 8 devices ; Voice activated answer

Still not as clear as a headset

This is our second BlueAnt hands-free kit that we've looked at and I've got to admit it's a nice upgrade over the SuperTooth 3. Although it has a few stripped down features from the SuperTooth 3, it still has enough improvements to make it a better...

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BlueAnt S1 Sun Visor Bluetooth Handsfree Car Kit - HardwareZone.com

 

If you hate being distracted while driving, or if you drive a manual transmission car, the BlueAnt S1 Bluetooth handsfree kit could be a lifesaver.

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Expert review by:

BlueAnt S1 Headset

 

For the price, the BlueAnt S1 is an excellent Bluetooth speakerphone with great features and performance.

Compact design ; Ability to answer calls with your voice ; Multipoint technology ; A2DP stereo Bluetooth ; Automatic reconnect ; Very good call quality

Won't replace your car stereo speakers in terms of audio quality ; Volume rocker is a bit stiff ; Won't read incoming caller ID like the Supertooth 3

The BlueAnt S1 has up to 15 hours talk time and a standby time of 33.3 days. It comes with an AC adapter wall charger.

Consumer review by:

"Works as advertised, but with room for improvement."

 

I bought the S1 to use in my car - I like the... 

After pairing with both phones I carry, the S1 on it automatically reconnects quickly when I get back into my car. The S1 is loud enough that I can hear it well when my car is noisy. Battery life is good for my usage patterns

Callers complain of clipped words or distortion, which are not evident on my end. It is awkward to transfer a call back to the hand set. The S1 does not work well with direct connect - you still need the handset push to talk button

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BlueAnt S1

 

I bought the S1 to use in my car - I like the idea of keeping the transmitter away from my head when I can and complying with the local hands free law. A major reason for selecting the S1 was to use the multipoint feature, which allows simultaneous use...

After pairing with both phones I carry, the S1 on it automatically reconnects quickly when I get back into my car. The S1 is loud enough that I can hear it well when my car is noisy. Battery life is good for my usage patterns

Callers complain of clipped words or distortion, which are not evident on my end. It is awkward to transfer a call back to the hand set. The S1 does not work well with direct connect - you still need the handset push to talk button

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BlueAnt S1

 

A2DP compatibility

None as of yet. High quality device for a very fair price

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BlueAnt S1

 

Excellent unit at a reasonable price, nice design with rounded corners, great sound quality and solid bluetooth connection to multiple phones makes this unit a great deal.

Reconnects automatically when you come back in the car. Sweet

Although you can answer a call by voice command, you have to press the red button to end the call, or wait 10-15 seconds for the timed disconnect

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BlueAnt S1

 

BlueAnt products were once great but the recent additions of both this S1 speakerphone and the sub-standard new earpiece Q1 (dismal sound quality) makes BlueAnt products no longer a consideration.

Battery life is very good

Speaker failed after just minutes of use. We did RESETS per the manual but to no avail. Would not function in the PUSH BUTTON to accept call mode or the VOICE activated mode either

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BlueAnt S1

 

Internal speaker failed after a few hours use. Even after resets and multiple re-pairings.

Paired with our two blackberries, decent battery life

After several hours of successful use, the units speaker inexplicably failed. Callers could hear us, but we would hear a few words and then .... nothing

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A little disappointed

 

Maybe I had my expectations set a little to high, but this device just does not seem to deliver on a consistent basis.

When it works the voice quality seems to be fine and it does what I had it expected it to do

Voice answer does not always work. Have tethered two devices (an iphone and an HTC7) to it and neither seems to work on a consistent basis. No car charger out of the box is a major inconvenience as it requires you to remove the device from the vehicle...

Product Specifications

The BlueAnt S1 - a sophisticated and stylish next generation Bluetooth handsfree - provides the user with the truly hands free experience. True Handsfree - simply say "Answer", "OK" or "Accept Call" to answer the call. Multipoint allows you to connect two phones and answer the one that rings. BlueAnt's Voice Isolation technology results in outstanding noise, wind and echo cancellation.

Audio Input

Microphone Form Factor:Built-in
Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Product Type:Speaker
Sound Output Mode:Mono
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth 2.0

Audio System

Recommended Use:Cellular phone
Type:Speaker phone

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2.5in
Height:0.8in
Weight:3.5oz
Width:4.7in

Header

Manufacturer:BlueAnt Wireless
Model:S1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:BlueAnt

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty
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