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If you were to compare them to cars, the BlueAnt S4 would be a Lincoln town car, and the BlueAnt S3 would be a Ford Focus. That doesn't mean the S3 isn't a good speakerphone, but it's just not as fancy as its big brother. It lacks a lot of the S4's higher-end features, it's smaller in size, but it is cheaper and easier to use. If you squeezed the BlueAnt S4 down to a rounder shape, you would end up with the BlueAnt S3. The S3 measures 4.17 inches long by 2.71 inches wide by 0.78 inch thick, which is just a smidge shorter than the S4, but is a touch wider and thicker. Though it doesn't differ much in size, it's definitely not as sleek in appearance. While the S4 is clad in glossy black and brushed metal, the S3 has a simple all-black plastic shell instead. With its rounded sides and matte surface, it's a much more modest gadget in appearance. On the front of the device is a large speaker where the BlueAnt logo sits. Directly above that is the front panel that houses all the controls. They consist of the multifunction button and the volume controls. If the buttons don't feel like you're pressing them, it's because they are all touch-sensitive. Simply tap the multifunction button to perform a variety of tasks like answering calls or pairing another phone.
The BlueAnt S3 Bluetooth car speakerphone ($80 as of March 9, 2011) is the first model I've seen that lets you choose a language: British English, Australian English, or American English, as well as French and Spanish. When the device emits voice prompts, it does so in the accent you selected at setup. I have to admit that unleashing an accent from Down Under (male voice) or the UK (female voice) in the car gave the most mundane drives a little pizzazz. (The S3 attaches firmly to a car's sun visor with a clip.) Although the availability of five language settings targets a wide audience, the BlueAnt S3's usability during driving sessions knocks down its usefulness several notches. Like its sibling, the BlueAnt S4, the S3 has touch-sensitive controls. They're housed beneath a smooth surface atop the unit; the controls are not perceptible in a physical or tactile way. After many test calls, I was still not 100 percent convinced, in the nanoseconds after tapping the controls, that I had accessed them correctly by feel alone. For example, the main call control or multifunction button is located in the middle of the device's upper edge.
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