Product Comparison: Motorola Roadster (MT89423N) vs Motorola Roadster 2 (89556N)

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General Specifications
Roadster (MT89423N)
Roadster 2
About the Product
Stay in touch on the road with Roadster Bluetooth speakerphone from Motorola's Elite Series which offers dual-microphone noise cancellation technology to ensure you can be heard over road noise and block out background noise better than any other speakerphone currently on the market.
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
Talk Time
20 hours
20 hours
Standby Time
21 days
21 days
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth Profiles
Paired Devices (up to)
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Motorola Roadster (MT89423N) Bluetooth In-Car Speakerphone
  • Very loud - almost painfully loud at times. Most phones go into compression while this speakerphone will play, for example, an alert at real volume (which is usually full volume). This makes it possible to actually use this phone while driving down the highway.
  • Automatically connects when I enter the car. Automatically disconnects when I leave the car.
  • The built-in speaker is perfect for listening to audiobooks and phone calls. I use this function almost daily.
  • Sounds really clear! The volume controls are easy to use, Works will with Siri.
  • The volume for announcing calls/texts is very low, and I have yet to discover a way to increase it.
  • Sometimes I cant get it to turn on. It seems the only way to resolve this issue is to plug it and charge it, then it will turn on.
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
2 in.
0.6 in.
4.7 in.
2.8 in.
7 in.
3.5 in.
3.1 oz.
3.06 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Motorola Roadster (MT89423N) Bluetooth In-Car Speakerphone
  • First of all the unit is very small and compact. It fits onto your sun visor and you hardly notice it there.
  • I enjoy how small the device is. It neatly fits next to the garage opener.
  • It's pretty small and unobtrusive and thinner than I imagined.
  • Very small and compact. Clear, but obviously small speaker.
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.
Operating Range
30 ft.
33 ft.
Charging Time
2 hours
8 hours
Holder Type
Metal clip for a sun visor
Voice Control
Voice Guidance
Spoken Caller ID
Playback Control
FM Transmitter
Industry-leading call clarity, Dual-mic noise cancellation, Hear texts and dictate replies with MotoSpeak 2.0, Listen to music and navigation, Hear audible updates, Take calls from two phones, Entry on/Exit off functionality
CrystalTalk™ technology, Dedicated mute button, Noise Cancellation (dual-mic)
What customers say about "Features"
Motorola Roadster (MT89423N) Bluetooth In-Car Speakerphone
  • Good noise cancellation - people I've talked to say they can understand me just fine.
  • Amazing battery life - I used this for two weeks straight in the car without recharging. I was using it to listen to podcasts, so it was actually active for ~2 hours a day. In the age of nightly recharges this is amazing.
  • More voice commands. Can just say "answer" or "ignore" for incoming call.
  • Voice calls transmit over the car's stereo speakers when in the FM mode and music automatically stops.
  • FM Transmitter is a little weak - might be my car (Camry), but while operating in FM transmitter mode, it is not noise free.
  • Auto Sleep - I was hoping to use this unit as a speakerphone in conference rooms, but unfortunately, if not moved around (natural vibration of the car etc), the unit will sleep after a certain amount of time.
  • Display lights aren't visible, don't know if it lost the connection
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)
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