Product Comparison: Motorola Sonic Rider (89589N) vs Motorola Roadster 2 (89556N)

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General Specifications
Sonic Rider (89589N)
Roadster 2
About the Product
World class echo and noise reduction with one microphone, and powerful 2-watt speaker ensure you'll hear and be heard over road noise. More than 2x better talk time, than the leading competitor (45hours). This speakerphone tells you when you are connected, battery level, and if mute is on with audible voice prompts. Take calls from up to two phone lines at the same time, so more than one passenger can use the speakerphone. Also saves up to six phone connections, so the whole family can use.
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
45 hours
20 hours
Standby Time
150 days
21 days
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth Profiles
Paired Devices (up to)
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Motorola Sonic Rider (89589N) Sonic Rider Bluetooth In-Car Speakerphone
  • I purchased this unit and it works GREAT! The incoming voice is really crisp and clear and the outgoing voice is clear on the recipients end.
  • If you're in the market for an outstanding hands free Bluetooth device, I highly recommend this product! I doubt if you can beat the quality or the price.
  • When you have a vehicle that is older than BlueTooth, you improvise! This simple device allows me to be hands-free while driving. Safety first!
  • It is essentially a Bluetooth mic and speaker combo unit with mute, volume, and a hangup button. A great value if you don't need more than that.
  • I have had Bluetooth on my car for more than 10 years but the Sonic Rider is much safer because there is no need to look at a screen.
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
0.8 in.
0.6 in.
4.6 in.
2.8 in.
2.7 in.
3.5 in.
3.2 oz.
3.06 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Motorola Sonic Rider (89589N) Sonic Rider Bluetooth In-Car Speakerphone
  • This device works great. It's small in size and is easy to use.
  • It is nicely sized, pairs easily, looks decent enough.
  • The speaker is crisp, sufficiently loud, and less tinny than I expected given its size.
  • Good size. Not too small or too large.
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
33 ft.
33 ft.
Holder Type
Metal clip for a sun visor
Metal clip for a sun visor
Voice Control
Voice Guidance
Spoken Caller ID
Playback Control
FM Transmitter
Loud and clear, Multipoint Technology
CrystalTalk™ technology, Dedicated mute button, Noise Cancellation (dual-mic)
Charging Time
8 hours
What customers say about "Features"
Motorola Sonic Rider (89589N) Sonic Rider Bluetooth In-Car Speakerphone
  • This was a great buy, has many great features and the sound quality is good for both sides of the call.
  • Regardless, it features a 2 Watt speaker, which, as anyone who knows anything about electronics will tell you, is plenty powerful for what this speaker is being asked to do, which is simply amplifying phone conversations or GPS directions.
  • I would recommend the Jabra Tour if you're looking for an auto connect feature. Audio quality is somewhat ok on both.
  • The only missing feature is built-in voice dialing: if your phone voice dials with a long press on the green call button, this unit will act in the same way.
  • Was a little disappointed with the feature's (or lack of). It does not automatically turn on and connect until you push the button.
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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