December 21, 2014

Motorola SLIVER II wireless Bluetooth headset review

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Solid design with quality parts, the Sliver II is quite comfortable and features a very respectable 5 hours talk time.
Motorola SLIVER II wireless Bluetooth headset review Reviewed by on . Rating: 4

We had a chance to review the new wireless Bluetooth headset from Motorola, the SLIVER II, and were very impressed with the device. With a promised 5 hours talk time, this is a solidly-built accessory with a convenient portable charging carrying case.

sliver-II-story-clock-540We appreciate the flexibility in the SLIVER II in that it features a handful of pivot and adjustment points. What’s more, the inclusion of five additional gel cushions ensure the right fit and comfort for any ear.

As is the case with Bluetooth headsets and earbuds, this Motorola unit provides microUSB charging through the bottom. Unlike most, however, the portable charging carry case allows for an additional 14 hours of talk time. Yes, this little pull box can take its own charge and hold hours of additional usage. This is incredibly useful in cases where you might travel for the weekend and want to pack on less cable. Sure, it fits in a purse, but it also slides into your pocket without adding much bulge. And, thanks to the semi-transparent lid we can see if the headset is charged up.

Call quality is superb thanks to the inclusion of three microphones. We had no trouble hearing our friends while driving or out in public and those on the other end were pleased with with how we were received.

Buttons respond nicely and we were impressed with how the device pairs to two smartphones at once. Additional details we liked were the color status indicators, quick calling, rejecting, caller ID alerts, and voice prompts.

At $129.99, the SLIVER II is a little bit more expensive than we’d like; it’s not a deal-breaker but we’d love to see this closer to $99 if possible. It’s not the kind of Bluetooth headset that has mass consumer appeal but business users and those who find themselves constantly on the go will really enjoy the device.

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  • Tommie

    I really like my new sliver 2. It’s amazingly comfortable, has good sound and seems to be solidly built. When you get calls it gives you the name of the person calling if you set it up to connect to your contacts. I’ve owned jabra and plantronics but returned them because I could not tell who was calling. Good job.

    • George Holguin

      I currently have a Motorola Elite Sliver but I find myself having to disconnect it because the sound quality is not that good at both ends. I’ve just purchased the Sliver II and will follow up with a review – hopefully, with better results.

      • Charles

        Is the Silver2 better or worse then the first?

        • George Holguin

          The Sliver 2 is definitely much better and I haven’t had anyone tell me that they can’t understand me at the other end. Incidently, I got mine for$98. which is a bonus considering the superior quality of this bluetooth.

  • Sheila

    Sound quality great, comfortable, and wise design, but may have to abandon. On second unit. The voice of your caller randomly cuts out (although they can still hear you), and there are extremely loud random spurts of static that is so loud and alarming, it causes me to tear piece out of ear! Tried different phones, master reset, and I’m still having issues. Called Motorola, and they simply apologized and claimed notation would be made in my file. They followed up a few days later to ask if the master reset worked. When I told them no, they thanked me for my time and claimed they would update my file. Hmmm…

    Thank you, Motorola, for your stellar customer service, for typing things into my file, and motivating me not to purchase your products in the future.

  • Ken

    whenever I use the voice dialing to call someone it opens the dialing app and as soon as it begins to dial it disconnects the Bluetooth for some reason on my galaxy note 3. also I just tried using Google Maps today and I can get no voice feedback through the Bluetooth even though the sound is not muted inside the Google Maps settings. volume also appears to be very lame compared to my Plantronics which I used before this device and those who I talk to on the other end tell me that when I was using the Plantronics they could never hear the wind when I had my window down but now that I have the Motorola silver they can hear the wind and it drowns me out.