Parrot MINIKIT+ The Portable and Vocal Hands-Free Kit Parrot, leader in wireless peripherals for mobile phones, reveals Parrot MINIKIT+, a brand new portable hands-free kit, which manages simultaneously 2 mobile phones and is controlled vocally
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Simultaneous management of two mobile phones
Parrot MINIKIT+ is a portable hands-free kit capable of managing, simultaneously, two Bluetooth mobile phones, thanks to Parrot "Dual Mode" multipoint technology.
The driver defines one main telephone out of the two connected and the Parrot MINIKIT+ associates different bells to each of them.
Parrot MINIKIT+ automatically synchronizes its directory with the connected mobile phones, and can memorize up to 2,000 contacts.
As for all Parrot hands-free systems, Parrot MINIKIT+ is compatible with all Bluetooth mobile phones and Smartphones available in the market.
Note: up to 10 mobile phones can be paired to the Parrot MINIKIT+ (20,000 contacts in total).
Hands-free management of calls
For incoming calls, the driver just has to pronounce the words "accept" or "reject" to take or reject a call, without any manipulation of the mobile phone nor the Parrot MINIKIT+.
If the caller is present in the phone book of the connected mobile phones, the hands-free kit will have expressed its name beforehand.
To make a call, the driver just has to press the green button of the Parrot MINIKIT+ to launch the voice recognition and then to pronounce the name of a contact of his main phone book. The Parrot MINIKIT+ will dial the number automatically.
Vocal Service for SMS and emails management
Reading and sending emails and SMS while driving is dangerous and numerous countries took legislative measures forbidding drivers to manipulate.
TextFriendly™ service*, accessible from the Parrot MINIKIT+, allows users to vocally manage emails and SMS while keeping hands on the steering wheel. It is enough to register the number of the TextFriendly™ voice server in the directory of its mobile phone to access the service directly from the Parrot MINIKIT+ and then, to pronounce the action to be done: listen or write emails or SMS.
*Service available on subscription. For further information: www.parrot.com/fr/textfriendly
More than a hands-free kit
A2DP Bluetooth technology enables users to listen to a Smartphone's playlist directly on the Parrot MINIKIT+.
Also, the indications and information related to Smartphone applications of driving assistance, like GPS, can be broadcasted on the loudspeaker integrated in the Parrot MINIKIT+.
At the time of an incoming call, music or GPS guidance will stop, to start again at the end of the conversation.
Great ease of use
The Parrot MINIKIT+ is equipped with a vibration sensor which will switch it into On mode and automatically connect it to the mobile phone(s) as soon as the vehicle's door is open.
The Parrot MINIKIT + is to be attached to the sun visor and, to be easily repositionable when the sun visor is up or down, it is delivered with an elastic strap with two zones of insertion.
The Parrot MINIKIT+ will benefit from regular and free updates. To make an update, it is enough to put the MINIKIT+ on "update" mode via the vocal menus, to connect it to a computer and to "drag&drop" the update to the kit.
When technological innovation meets performance
If it looks similar to another Parrot hands-free kit, the Parrot MINIKIT+ benefits from new electronic architecture, especially a new generation of Parrot P6i processors (416MHz) dedicated to portable applications, more powerful and less energy-consuming.
The Bluetooth stack benefits from more than 10 years of Parrot know-how and offers a larger compatibility with the mobile phones and Smartphones available in the market.
Parrot's Digital Signal Processing eliminates surrounding noises, improves the fluidity of conversation and optimizes audio quality whatever the volume of the Parrot MINIKIT+.
Price and availability
The Parrot MINIKIT + will be available from October 2011 at USD $89 MSRP.
Technical information available at www.parrot.com
For more information about the Parrot MINIKIT+ or Parrot range of hands-free kits and systems, please visit www.parrot.com
Even though you have a hands-free solution: always be careful on the road!
Driving requires all of your attention. Calling while you are driving may induce careless behavior. A Bluetooth hands-free solution contributes to reducing risks but does not avoid them completely.
Parrot reminds you that it is important to behave responsibly while driving:
- Warn the person you are talking to that you are driving and should keep the conversation short.
- Do not become involved in a complicated or emotional conversation.
- Do not hold your mobile phone while calling in the car
- If possible, park your car in a safe place (not on the hard shoulder or at a red light.)
- Keep your hands on the wheel and use the voice commands
- Never text (SMS) while driving.
Parrot, a global leader in wireless devices for mobile phones, stands on the cutting edge of innovation. The company was founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux as part of his determination to drive the inevitable breakthrough of mobile phones into everyday life by creating high-quality, user-friendly wireless devices for easy living. Parrot has developed the most extensive range of hands-free systems on the market for cars, motorbikes and scooters, including wireless multimedia products geared towards audiovisual applications. In 2008, Parrot launched a new prestige line of high-end products bearing the hallmark of renowned artists and in 2010, the AR.Drone, the first quadricopter piloted via Wi-Fi and using augmented reality.
Parrot, headquartered in Paris, currently employs more than 550 people worldwide and generates 85% of its sales overseas. Parrot is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris since 2006. (FR0004038263 – PARRO)