Product Comparison: Jabra Freeway (100-46000000-02) vs Motorola Roadster 2 (89556N)


General Specifications
Brand
Jabra
Motorola
Model
Freeway (100-46000000-02)
Roadster 2
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The new Jabra FREEWAY in-car speakerphone makes handsfree calls sound better than ever – and makes controlling them effortless. It is the first in-car speaker-phone to have a 3-speaker stereo system and virtual surround sound, which makes the audio crisper, clearer and more vibrant than ever before. And with its dual microphone technology, you can say goodbye to unwanted background noise.
Roadster 2 automatically turns on and connects with your phone when you enter your car. When you're ready to leave it automatically turns off, saving battery life. Listen to calls or stream music on a powerful 2-watt speaker or through car speakers using the FM transmitter. Have crystal clear calls with Crystal Talk technology on Roadster 2. Your speakerphone's dual microphone noise cancellation and echo control settings block out background noise in the car better than other speakerphones.
Key Specs
Number Of Speakers
3
1
Talk Time
14 hours
20 hours
Standby Time
40 days
21 days
Bluetooth Version
2.1
2.1
Bluetooth Profiles
EDR, eSCO, A2DP, AVRCP, PBAP
EDR, A2DP, HFP, HSP
Paired Devices (up to)
8
2
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Jabra Freeway (100-46000000-02) A2DP
  • The battery lasts for a long time, I think I've only had to charge it like three times in two months.
  • It holds a charge a remarkable amount of time, which is key.
  • This is actually my second one, I think I wore out my previous one after nearly seven years it lived it the car even in the heat of summer. It is by far one of my favorite purchases ever.
  • While not cheap, the Jabbra FREEWAY delivers excellent audio quality for phone calls, which is my primary requirement. I bought it because I have a ten-year old SUbaru that is still very servicable, but wanted a quality bluetooth hands-free setup for my iPhone.
  • While not cheap, the Jabbra FREEWAY delivers excellent audio quality for phone calls, which is my primary requirement.
Motorola Roadster 2 (89556N) Speedy Conversations
  • The battery lasted me all week on a single charge while using it about 1-2 hours every day.
  • I tried to use the built-in speaker since FM was not working well. The built-in speaker tends to work a bit better, but the sound quality itself sounds like a tin can. It almost sounds like its echoing.
  • I really like this hands-free unit. It pairs great with my Windows phone (no giggles please). The windows software will read incoming text messages and generally handles the bluetooth connection well.
  • Once you've synced your phone for the first time, the unit syncs automatically when turned on or when your phone comes in range (most of the time).
  • Over all, I am very pleased. I spend a lot of time in my vehicle making calls and listening to Sirius. This product is much better than the previous BT devices I've used; to include the Himbot HBO1 and LG 750 ear buds.
Size & Weight
Height
0.7 in.
0.6 in.
Width
4.7 in.
2.8 in.
Depth
3.9 in.
3.5 in.
Weight
4.1 oz.
3.06 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Jabra Freeway (100-46000000-02) A2DP
  • Nice size -- very small and light, while still feeling sturdily made and good quality.
  • The sound quality of music through the speakers is very good for their size and the size of the unit overall.
  • Size is similar one square and the other longer and narrow but I do like the button placement better on the Roadster as well.
  • The design of the speakerphone is wonderful. Some people might not like it's size, but I have no problem with it.
  • First, don't believe the description. The actual speakerphone (Freeway) is 4" x 4.5", not the 4.56x6.97, which is size of the box it came in.
Motorola Roadster 2 (89556N) Speedy Conversations
  • The Roadster 2 is very compact and lightweight, but packs a much higher punch in loudness and clarity I did not expect from its size.
  • The size was way smaller than I was expecting for some reason. It is really about the size of a large garage door opener.
  • It is small (about the size of a deck of cards) which is good because my visor mirror isn't in the way of the clip.
  • At first let me say that that thisis product is nowhere as it is pictured. It is about the size of a folded wallet...thank goodness.
  • It's about the size of a cell phone. It fits nicely and securely onto the visor.
Features
Operating Range
30 ft.
33 ft.
Charging Time
2 hours
8 hours
Holder Type
Metal clip for a sun visor
Metal clip for a sun visor
Voice Control
Yes
Yes
Voice Guidance
Yes
Yes
Spoken Caller ID
Yes
Yes
Playback Control
No
Yes
FM Transmitter
Yes
Yes
Extras
Supreme audio with 3 speakers, virtual surround sound and noise reduction, Make and answer calls using just your voice, Turns off and on automatically
CrystalTalk™ technology, Dedicated mute button, Noise Cancellation (dual-mic)
What customers say about "Features"
Jabra Freeway (100-46000000-02) A2DP
  • Speaker is fairly loud and callers sound very good at a reasonable volume.
  • Music sounds decent as well using only the device speakers.
  • It also has an FM transmitter feature, and the thing is horrendous. I'm aware of the general issues around FM transmitters, and have used a dedicated one from Belkin with good results.
  • What sets this device aside is the FM transmitter built in for calls or music. It's a very cool feature but falls short a bit.
  • The FM broadcast isn't very strong...my older unit sounds twice as good when broadcasting to the radio.
Motorola Roadster 2 (89556N) Speedy Conversations
  • The recorded voice tells you the station the device is using (which is typical), but if you hold a volume button down, the unit will automatically scan the FM spectrum until it finds an unused frequency, then announce the channel.
  • Launching Phone Commands! This was by far the most annoying part of the Jabra that worked very poorly.
  • The FM tuning feature on both seem to work about the same, which is to say, not greatest. I'm in the Chicago area and it's hard to find blank frequencies that work consistently.
  • The FM transmitter feature, LOVE! I can use the car speakers to hear my calls OR I normally use it to play music from apps on my phone.
  • There are a lot of great features that have been commented on by others, like auto locating free radio bands, if you use the FM transmitter.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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