Sony Ericsson HCB-108

More and more cell phone manufacturers are behind it: it is not enough that they build only good phones, they should deliver even ordinary accessories – for example hands-free devices. Sony Ericsson has a little experience with car kits what one certainly notices the plug – and – play Handsfree HCB – 108 for 59 euros. It was tested with the Sony Ericsson W890i.

  1. Sony Ericsson HCB-108
  2. Data sheet

The slim system is intended for mounting on the sun visor. There is optimally placed and don’t mind how it can ever happen when fitting to the windscreen or in the Cup (switch!).

You should however make sure that the battery is charged; Driving a car is namely somewhat tedious if the charging cable that is connected to the cigarette lighter constantly dancing around one in front of the nose.

Somewhat meager facilities

However slightly lean is the facilities of the HCB-108: while the maritime code also a display bought vision in addition to a built-in phone book and various interfaces, the Sony Ericsson with a multifunction button and the volume control is rather spartan equipped.

Nevertheless she can be operated intuitively and easily: on the test drives the answer and end calls on the somewhat narrow multi button worked without any problems. But still the speech intelligibility has priority with a hands-free system.

And here the engineers at Sony Ericsson have done such good work that the HCB-108 in this discipline forward has even the nose, just before the Seecode vision. Even if the caller sounds a little rough and thin at the end of the line speech intelligibility is top in the fixed network as in the car.

Something pressed votes

The HCB-108 not out from the rest can be also with country road pace – unlike city driving was hard to hear. Easily stumble came on the highway the car-kit: speech intelligibility was here a little, the voices sounded somewhat squeezed.

While the intercom in the town of exemplary worked in the fixed network, it wanted as well as no longer succeed on the highway. Nevertheless, convinced the Sony Ericsson as a whole and is an recommended unit at the price of only 59 euro.

So that’s time enough for a test victory in future, Sony Ericsson should give more features its free speakers on the journey – in terms of sound engineers have done their homework finally been properly.

Sony Ericsson HCB-108

Manufacturer Sony Ericsson
Price €59.00
Rating 353.0 points
Test procedure 1.0





Technical data and test results

Electronics box (W x H x D in cm) 12.0 x 1.6 x 6.3
Mobile holder passive / charging /
Microphone / speaker integrated /.
own telephone book (number of entries) 0
Transfer phonebook from phone
Color display
to display SMS read / write /
own volume control
Lighting display / remote control /
automatic call acceptance
Radio mute
Voicemail (voice recorder)
Dictate number / name store (number) / 0
Select voice dial / name from phonebook /
Read SMS Virgo.
Read the telephone book entries
Helper / keyword detection /
Profile rSAP / handsfree / headset / /
SIM card reader / antenna /
Data interface Bluetooth
Universal micro input / audio output /
Relay / ISO connectors /
Optional: VDA connection


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