It looks unassuming but that right there is the H17txt from Motorola. “The new headset was created to optimize the text-to-speech technology and experience, which, when paired with an application, reads text messages (SMS) into the headset, in real time. Plus, you have the added ability to customize an automated response and automatically enable text-to-speech when the headset is powered on.” It also includes their CrystalTalk technology to block outside noises when using the headset.

Additional features include:

  • Easy on: Text messages will automatically be played over your H17txt with MotoSpeak™ every time your headset is activated.

  • Incoming text message sender ID: Always be in the know about who in your phonebook is trying to text you without having to take your hands off the wheel with sender ID announcements.

  • Auto-response message: Determine if you want to send an automated text message to callers informing them that you are driving and will call back when available or pick a more personalized message to send. 

  • Translates 150 text acronyms: Acronyms such as lol, btw and l8r are translated when the text message is read aloud, so you will never miss the meaning of a message.

  • When paired with any Bluetooth-compatible phone, such as DROID by Motorola, H17txt with MotoSpeak™ also allows for turn-by-turn directions to be heard only by the driver, not everyone else in the car. Plus, voice prompts audibly update you on battery level, mute status, how to connect for the first time and more. With this enhanced headset, you can even listen to streaming media, music, videos and games – all hands-free.

    The software for your phone is only available for Blackberry (4.5 and higher) and Android and the headset is available now from Verizon stores for just $99. You don’t need to be a VZ customer to buy the headset.

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