The Motorola Hint is the next generation of headset technology, a discreet Bluetooth earbud that is deigned to give you real interaction between you and your smartphone. While visiting Motorola in the US earlier this week we managed to get an early taste of the next big thing in wearables space.
The Hint attempts to make it easier to communicate with your smartphone, not only sending you signals and noises to inform you about notifications and messages, but also including an audio sensor that allows you to talk to the Hint in much the same way as we have with Google Glass. You can ask the Hint questions about the weather, ask for directions and other interactions that take advantage of the devices voices recognition.
Catch our man Sascha at Motorola HQ, using the Motorola Hint for the first time:
The Motorola Hint is available for pre-order for $149 USD direct from Motorola. As with the Moto Maker options for the Moto X smartphone, the Motorola Hint can be customized with a choices for the color and finish of the device. The device uses in ear proximity sensors to make it ware of when it is being used and promises 100 hours of standby time, plus ten hours talk time. The Hint can be charged using the devices case which can add up two full charges.
Several Bluetooth profiles are supported including A2DP 1.3, Hands Free (HFP) 1.6, AVRCP 1.4, HSP 1.2, Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.1, Generic Audio Visual Distribution Profile (GAVDP) 1.2 and Bluetooth® Technology 3.0 + EDR.