BlueAnt S1 Supertooth One Bluetooth Speaker Mini-Review

Written by: Maxwell Anderson
Date: April 6th, 2013
Rating: 3.6 out of 10
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BlueAnt S1 Supertooth One Bluetooth Speakerphone

My boss purchased a Sprint Samsung Moment M900 cell phone to replace his Blackberry. The M900 is a pretty cool phone overall, and definitely an upgrade over the Blackberry (I don’t remember which one it was, but it sucked), but it still has its shortcomings. The main negative about the M900 is that it’s really good for everything, except as a phone. It’s especially bad when it’s on speakerphone — not terrrrrrible, but definitely not as good as the Blackberry, which itself wasn’t all that great on speakerphone. Anyway, here’s why all this is relevant: he wanted me to find a hands-free Bluetooth speakerphone, like you might use in your car, that he could use in the conference room. This meant that I needed a Bluetooth speakerphone that had an AC adapter. So, I did my usual product sleuthing, trying to find the best reviews with the features I need, and I ended up choosing the BlueAnt S1, mainly because it seemed to have some decent reviews and an okay price at about $55 USD (03/30/2010).

We received the S1 expediently from Amazon, which was cool since I chose the free shipping option. The packaging was nice, the the product itself looked nice. After pulling it out of its easy-to-open plastic packaging, it was discovered that the S1 is reasonably easy to set up. Connecting to the M900 was no problem. Great, right? Here comes the bad part… IT SUCKS.

Everyone who gave a positive review of this thing must’ve never heard what the person on the other line hears. On your (the user’s) end, all seems fine and dandy.. you can hear the other person pretty clearly. The person on the other end, though, you know, the one your talking to (your friend, your employee, your very important client), can’t hear a thing. It literally sounds like someone is making a prank call to you and trying to sound as stupid and mumbly as humanly possible. This is even if you use it in a quiet room with full signal. It’s just awful.

In conclusion, if you don’t want to greatly upset whoever you’re talking to, please refrain from using the BlueAnt S1. Thank you.