Motorola Roadster 2

75
Global
Score
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Summary

The Motorola Roadster 2 offers some slight improvements over its predecessor, making it even easier for you to go hands-free in your vehicle. phoneArena likes the improved noise cancellation, saying "it seems like noise cancellation with this model has been improved tremendously," and TechHive says it "minimized background noise, most of the time." But when using it for actual conversations with people, PC Mag was less impressed, saying "people moaned about my voice sounding too far away, too 'metallic,' and occasionally choppy." TechHive had a similar experience, saying "voices coming into the car sounded clear, but speakerphone-ish––and muffled at times." Where the Roadster 2 left PC Mag most impressed was its battery life, as they found "it lasts for up to 20 hours of talk time or three weeks of standby time on a single charge." If you need a a hands-free experience in your car, and don't mind mediocre sound quality, the Roadster 2 can be a viable option.

from $79.99+

Scores

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Breakdown

Battery life
8.0
Noise reduction
8.0
Voice / mic quality
7.3
Design and form factor
6.7
Durability
8.0
View All Scores

Specs

Roadster

Form factor
Clip-on / ear loop
Talk time
up to20 hour
View Full Specs

Specs

Roadster

Form factor
Clip-on / ear loop
Talk time
up to20 hour
View Full Specs
Video

Related Video

Hands-on with the New Moto 360s

Hands-on with the New Moto 360s

Posted   09.02.15
View
Similar Products

How It Stacks Up

SBH50

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

Not yet scored
 

User

8.7
 
No price available
84

Voyager PRO HD

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

8.3
 

User

8
 
Starting at
$57.14
Requires Contract

Bluetooth Headset Series 2

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

7
 

User

9.2
 
No price available

Tone +

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

Not yet scored
 

User

8.9
 
No price available

HS3000

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

Not yet scored
 

User

8
 
No price available

The Latest

01.07.16
Motorola's name disappears from its phones this year
01.07.16 in

Motorola's name disappears from its phones this year

By the end of 2016, 'Moto' will be all that's left of the storied mobile brand.

By J. Fingas,   01.07.16
View
01.07.16
Motorola's Moto 360 Sport watch is now on sale for $299
14
01.07.16 in

Motorola's Moto 360 Sport watch is now on sale for $299

It's just like the main Android Wear model, but won't get ruined by sweat.

By S. Dent,   01.07.16
View