Sudio Brio

  • Review
  • Specs
  • Images
  • User Reviews
  • Buy Now 4
Sudio Brio
  • Sudio Brio
  • Sudio Brio
  • Sudio Brio

Pros

  • LED display, caller ID, phonebook, A2DP Bluetooth profile, decent battery life

Cons

  • Bland design, display could have been a little larger, sound quality not up to scratch for music, noise and wind cancellation not the best

Bottom Line

The Sudio Brio offers an excellent list of features for a Bluetooth headset, headed by caller ID and phonebook synchronisation.

Would you buy this?

  • Buy now (Selling at 4 stores)

  • Brio Stacking Panda 32.95
  • BRIO Pull-along Engine 28.00
  • Brio Pull Along Bumblebee 29.70
See all prices

Featuring caller ID, A2DP Bluetooth for wireless music streaming and up to six hours talk time the Sudio Brio is a hands free Bluetooth speakerphone with plenty of features.

As it has an LED display, the Brio features caller ID through a built-in phone book. To use this feature, you'll need to synchronise your phonebook with the Brio; a process which is as simple as choosing "sync phonebook" from the menu. The Brio then automatically downloads the phonebook records from your mobile phone. For our 183 contacts, the Brio took about two minutes to upload all the entries, which isn't too shabby.

The LED display is clear, and its brightness can be adjusted. In addition to caller ID and phonebook entries, the Brio display as shows a battery life indicator. The screen is particularly good for night time use, as text is crisp and clear and there are minimal graphics. With the amount of spare space on the unit though, we feel it could have been a little larger.

Performance is average. The Brio isn't quite as effective as the, the BlueAnt Supertooth Light in terms of noise isolation or sound quality but it does the job. Wind noise can be an issue though; you'll need to close your driver's window to be able to hear clearly, as the microphone does tend to pick up noise. That being said, the Brio is definitely in-line with most other hands-free speakerphones we've reviewed.

Pairing the Brio to your phone is a simple process, achieved by navigating to the main menu, selecting "enter pairing mode" and entering the default passcode (0000). Conveniently, the Brio can pair with up to eight devices at one time. Once paired, there is support for voice dialling, call waiting and conference calling, although these features are all dependant on whether your mobile phone supports them.

The Brio also has A2DP support, meaning you can stream wireless music from your phone through the speaker. We wouldn't recommend this though, as the speaker really isn't loud enough for listening to music, nor is it of a good quality. Sudio includes a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack, although this is fairly pointless, as the appeal of a Bluetooth device lies in its wireless capabilities.

Unfortunately, the design is fairly bland; the Brio is finished in a dull grey and black plastic. It certainly doesn't feel like it should command the price tag it does, although the features offered are very reasonable. An excellent part of the design is the sunvisor clip - it connects via two magnets attached to the back of the unit, so it's easy to remove. There is also an air vent clip included in the sales package.

Sudio claims the Brio offers up to six hours of talk time and 550 hours of standby time. Both quoted figures quite reasonable for a speakerphone, especially one with a display and phonebook capabilities.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Be the first to comment.

Post new comment

Users posting comments agree to the PC World comments policy.

Login or register to link comments to your user profile, or you may also post a comment without being logged in.

Most Popular Reviews

Follow Us

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Shopping.com

Latest News Articles

Resources

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?