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
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’s “Dual Mode” multipoint technology.
The driver defines one main telephone out of the two connected and the Parrot MINIKIT+ associates different ring tones to each of them.
Parrot MINIKIT+ automatically synchronises its directory with the connected mobile phones, and can memorise 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, with numerous countries taking legislative measures forbidding drivers to manipulate a mobile phone while driving.
TextFriendlyTM 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 TextFriendlyTM 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.
*Subscription service to be available soon in Australia. For further information: http://www.parrot.com
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 easily repositionable when the sun visor is up or down. It is attached 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 the new generation of Parrot P6i processors (416MHz) dedicated to portable applications, which is 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 optimises audio quality whatever the volume of the Parrot MINIKIT+.
Price and availability
The Parrot MINIKIT+ will be available from November 2011 at AU$99 MSRP.
Technical information available at www.parrot.com