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Tech: How Motorola could improve the S9 earphones October 30, 2009

Posted by truthspew in Technology.
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I have a couple of suggestions. First, I’ve read that sweat plays havoc with the controls. One person suggested getting a hairspray that doesn’t have the first ingredient of water and spraying it on. He says he’s gotten satisfactory results.

This could be something the Motorola does at the factory but no.

The other thing as I alluded to in a prior post, the Bluetooth frequency band is smack dab in with WiFi, microwave ovens, cordless phones, baby monitors, etc. The S9’s work well indoors but outdoors they stutter like mad. It would behoove Motorola to add say 512Kb of memory to the unit and use it to buffer 30 or 40 seconds of play. That’d solve the stutter and dropout issues when using the S9’s outdoors.

I guess I just demand a little too much from consumer electronic gear. Or maybe it’s because memory is so damned cheap that for some time Dell was just giving away little 512Mb MP3 players. Not to mention thumb/flash/stick drives are ubiquitous and cheap these days. You can squeeze a few gig on one stick that lives on your keychain.

So why did the ‘brilliant’ engineers at Motorola not figure this out?