Thursday, December 11, 2008

Parrot's Bluetooth Easydrive hands free car kit – The ideal gift for New Gen users

Popularity of Bluetooth phones booming in new gen world, Parrot's Easydrive hands-free Plug & Play car kit makes the ideal gift for mobile professionals, busy housewife, and college students who spend a lot of time in their vehicles. Parrot hands free is affordable and practical.

Parrot, well known for making the first-ever Bluetooth car kit as well as the first car kit requiring no installation, has got its Plug & Play solution to a new horizon. Parrot hands free can be simply plugged into any vehicle's cigarette lighter for hands-free phone function. The in built speaker and microphone are attractively displayed providing close range convenience for the user. Advanced technology used for noise reduction and echo cancellation features allow you to hear and be heard clearly and good quality voice besides ambient sound and on busy roadways.


Doesn’t matter where your phone is? If it is on your back seat or in your pocket or purse with Bluetooth connectivity your voice commands will let you make calls, receive calls, access your voicemail and phone's address book through voice recognition and voice activation features. I think it is amazing but still more surprise to come… Parrot Easydrive hands free has internal phoneboot to store up to 200 numbers in it. And it is compatible with the vast majority of Bluetooth phones regardless of carrier or manufacturer.

Few words from manufacturer….

"With Easydrive, Parrot has responded to consumer demand to create a portable Bluetooth car kit that's easy to set up, easy to use and is also affordable," said Christopher Dissaux, Executive Vice President of Parrot, Inc.

Parrot's Easydrive features:

--Portability; no installation required, plugs into cigarette lighter

--Voice recognition speed dialing; phonebook holds 200 numbers

--Digital Signal Processor: next-generation noise reduction, echo cancellation

--Automatic connection in Full Duplex mode

--Compatibility with most Bluetooth(R)-enabled phones regardless of carrier or manufacturer

All in one the Parrot hands free kit is perfect and ideal solution for new gen people who generally travels for long distance or frequently and want to be connected with their phone without breaking Traffic Rules!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Parrot SK4000 Bluetooth motorcycle kit – Review

Parrot is the champions of Bluetooth peripherals in the market and it’s known to all. They have solution for any wireless problem of the world, provided you have the one and they are steadfast in not only realising the need gap but to bridge it with most phenomenal products. SK4000 Bluetooth motorcycle kit is an outcome of same approach.

Summary

Parrot SK4000 enables motorcyclists to switch very easily between music and calls with the help the easy clip-on wireless remote mounted on left handlebar of the bike. The Bluetooth hands-free motorcycle kit features wireless mobile remote control via Bluetooth using the A2DP profile, FM RDS radio, clear-cut noise reduction, echo cancellation and a whole new range of features present in this market.

Features

Parrot’s also has multi-speaker voice recognition software for calling which rules out the need to record voice tags. The kit identifies the contact’s name spoken by the owner and makes the call automatically.

The exceptional Text To Speech feature calls out the contact names from the user’s phonebook on the earpiece and is also names the radio stations to facilitate the driver spot the right station.

Safety

The build and functioning of the Parrot SK4000 is such that ensures complete safety on two wheelers for making and receiving calls. You can leave your phone lying with in the range of Bluetooth anywhere like your pocket or bag, and the kit automatically connects to the phone via Bluetooth.

Battery backup

An ultimate road companion or The Parrot SK4000 gives over 10 hours' battery life in use and the mini USB socket is given to get it recharged.
Audio

The device performs quite well on the audio parameters; it has two amazing sound effects the Stereo Widening and Virtual Super Bass, to bring life into your playlist. Even more fascinating is the automatic volume adjustment feature that adjusts itself to adapt with wind noise on your drive. The sound is Crystal-clear sound, even at high speed, hats off to Parrot's expertise in handsfree kits.

Hardware

Looking at the craftsmanship, it can be said that this is the most durable Bluetooth motorcycle kit I have ever seen. The Built-in omnidirectional microphone has a windguard which make it work properly and keeps it stable. The helmet component measures 1.2”X2.5”x2.6” and the remote control measure 1.7x1.0x3.5. The Helmet control unit contains 4 buttons for answering, hang up, volume control, the Audio unit has 1 microphone, 2 speakers and the Remote control has 5 buttons to answer, hang up, select audio source, browse menus, radio search, next, back, stop.

In Nut Shell

The kit is perfect for bike riders who love their journey and wants to make it even more enjoyable with loosing million worth call. It contains all relevant features without making any compromise on quality and durability.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

PARROT DF7630 the wireless electronic photo album

An image that you want to share, you want to get admired and could be your dream so now do it on new PARROT DF7630 another master piece from Parrot Bluetooth devices. What you want now a day? Move one by one page in your photo album or while seating on sofa with just one clicks you want to get admired? Simple it’s a time for click and there you have Parrot DF7630 with Bluetooth connectivity provides you the ultimate experience to view your photos from your mobile or computer that can connect this digital photo frame wirelessly.


This impressive piece can store up to 400 photos it self other that that can be connected with Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, a slot that takes sd/mmc card and via USB cable. You can create your own slide show with auto scroll enable and all these displayed on LCD screen with 15cm diagonal measurement with up to 262144 shades of color.

The high advanced technology used in this photo album gives you ultimate and original quality of your photos with adjustable brightness for maximum clarity. So now sharing photos with others is on your finger tip. The interchangeable surrounds can be swapped to match your personality and your liking. As one of environment friendly feature, settings are available for switching on and off timings so will stop energy wasting. Whether placed horizontally or vertically, your digital photo frame keeps all its glory. The photos are automatically rotated and resized according to the frame's position. More magical still - send your photos directly from your mobile phone to the and, from the comfort of your sofa, admire your photo as it gradually takes shape on the frame.

The additional features like high resolution digital screen with 720x480 pixels with 130x87 display dimension, supported picture formats – jpeg and gif provide excellent image quality with magnificent look in your drawing room.

This whole kit comes with

• 1 PARROT DF7630
• 1 Mini USB cable

• 1 Mains adapter

• 1 Metal rod

• 1 Quickstart guide

Monday, November 3, 2008

Parrot DF7700 + MMS digital photo frame the New Innovation…

Wow what a logic… share your photos with your loved one wherever you are! Surprised! Yes it is possible now in this new high-tech world with new PARROT DF7700+ MMS digital photo frame from Parrot Bluetooth ranges. If you don’t want to wait till you reach to your home and want to share your unforgivable experience, send your favorite photos from your mobile wirelessly and with just touch of a button to your parents, friend on their Parrot DF7700+ digital photo frame. So just gift this photo frame to your beloved ones and introduce them to enjoy and share happy moments of your life.

This incredible feature can be achieved by giving frame number to friends, family member or anyone from whom you want to receive photos. They can add text along with the photo will appear together on the frame with greater compatibility and gives viewer idea about what is the photo for. This is the only one feature, there are many more like this frame can be connected with USB port and it has a SD card slot anyway photo itself can save up to 400 images. So you can use as wall frame or table frame as well.

One more thing, you can personalize your slideshow with automatic scroll, so no need to click every time, just switch it on and relax. You can manage all your contacts by choosing to integrate or not a new sender to your authorized contacts list. All non desired senders will not be able to send photos on your frame. An environment friendly feature like adjustable switching on and off time saves unwanted use of energy.

With its leather frame and sleek finish looks like a real little gem. Additionally its high-resolution 7-inch digital LCD screen and 262 144 colors represent rich pictures in terms of color and contrast. Parrot DF7700+ automatically adjusts it the picture to match the size of its screen. It rotates the picture as you rotate the frame horizontally or vertically without disturbing the quality of picture. After parrot handsfree car kits parrot is now tending towards digital photo frames.

The backlight of this photo frame constantly adjusts to the brightness of your room. This can be achieved by optical sensor acts like a dimmer switch which increases or decreases the screen brightness according to the surrounding lights.

The kit includes…

  • 1 PARROT DF7700 +
  • 1 Mini USB cable
  • Mains adapter
  • 1 metal stand
  • 1 Quickstart guide

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Parrot Specchio Wi-Fi Digital Frame by Martin Szekely is out

Parrot is back and this time around it’s yet another excellent digital photo frame with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC (Near Field Communication). Parrot Car kits are impressing the users to tend towards the new launches. The design is excellent with a metallic frame and the man behind this is Martin Szekely, a contemporary well-known French artist.

Known as Parrot Specchio, you can transfer files to the frame from your phone with the help of Bluetooth and NFC. While on the other hand it also contains mini-USB port and an SD card reader.

The Parrot Specchio can infact automatically receive and display pictures sent by your friend or family member as also uploaded from photo sharing sites such as Picasa and Flickr with the help of internet connectivity and email functionality. The stand out feature ofcourse is transferring photos via Near Field Communication.

With the help of NFC technology, all you need to do is just slide an NFC mobile phone against the back of the Parrot Specchio frame that will enable photographs to be immediately transferred and displayed on the screen of the digital photo frame without the need for pairing the products.

You can store up to 1500 photos only if you are ready to spend $500 in November 2008.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Parrot DS1120 – especially for Audio Visual Home Environment

We have reached an arena where mobile phones are capable of sending music wirelessly via Bluetooth to the computers and other devices. This is done as long as dongle is attached to them or the Bluetooth built in. so that’s whole range of devices that could leverage benefits from a pair of Bluetooth speakers. Parrot materialises its effort in this arena by DS1120, a pair of speakers aiming to endow with a voice for your wireless audio device using parrot Bluetooth.


The Parrot DS1120 is the new wireless hi-fi stereo concept that has startling design, allowing you to set free all your favourite numbers irrespective of the source. Get advantage of your much-loved music wherever and whenever you want through Wired or wireless interface.

The Parrot DS1120 is a combination of three subsystems (B012780, B012423 and B012424). It supports A2DP Sink, AVRCP Target, SPP and FTP Server.

Setting up speakers is child play, just plug in, switch on the Bluetooth logo button and grasp your device and pair it. That's it. The speakers pair with each other automatically instead of connecting with each other. If you want you can take out the speaker grilles, revealing the bare cone beneath and the mix of matte and gloss black finish of the units performs pretty well too. The controls are touch-sensitive and the sound quality is usually good, however it distorts at high volume which is general for all speakers.

Let’s have a quick glance at the technical specification. It measures 153 x 144 x 131 mm each speaker and Weighs 950 g per speaker. The Bluetooth is v2.0 + EDR and works in the range of 10 meters and pairs with a PIN code. The Stereo hi-fi system is

Class D audio amplifier with a digital input. The Power output is of 30 W RMS. It includes Wideband driver and the frequency range is 100 Hz – 18 kHz. It has Three-button user interface with touch-sensitive keys. The Line-In socket of 3.5 mm jack and the PC software is Parrot Audio Suite asusual.

You will find Parrot Bluetooth Dongle v2.0 + EDR, a pair of speakers, two power adaptors, AC cable, Jack cable, CD audio suite and a brief manual Parrot DS1120

On the whole, these little speakers are an eye-catching, valuable package offered by Parrot Bluetooth.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Parrot DS3120 is the best combo deal of Bluetooth speaker, speakerphones and built-in FM radio

It won’t be incorrect if we The Parrot DS3120 an entertainment centre. It is yet another endeavour of parrot bluetooth that facilitate users to play music from their music players, cell phones, PCs and laptops obviously via Bluetooth Stereo (A2DP) or through a USB link.



"Music is co-existent with life of most of us’ and that’s where The Parrot DS3120 becomes a centre of attraction by incorporating unique high-quality sound, astounding new features like a clock-radio and built-in screen display, all stuffed in an exceptional wireless design.

"The Parrot DS3120 has been designed to offer unmatched audio performance and provides a smooth connection to a wide range of audio sources." says Henri Seydoux, founder and CEO of Parrot.

Music streaming is normal through your mobile, but this time you need not disconnect your incoming call because you can answer it on the unit by means of the power of the 20 watt speakers. You speak into the machine to take calls and it responds to voice commands with its inbuilt microphone.


Looking at the aesthetic and craftsmanship part of it, the Parrot DS3120 measures 150 x 300 x 100 mm and Weighs 1.5 kg. Centred on the top of it is the 1.8 inch LCD. The control buttons and make on the screen selection buttons are placed below it. At the very bottom a fold-down cover is there which houses SD/MMC memory card reader, USB reader and 3.5mm line-in jack. The speakers are flat black coloured and reside in the unit itself.

Looking at the Technical Specification, the speakers are 20W and the screen is 1.8in color TFT which displays track and album details while music is on and phonebook information when answering a call. The Bluetooth is v2.0 + EDR and supports profiles A2DP, AVRCP and HSP. It works in the range of 10 meters. The battery back is bombastic of 10 hours. The Frequency range is 120 Hz – 20 kHz and the user interface is 9-button. There special settings for alarm, time, volume, calls, pairing.

The package contains DS3120, AC cable, Jack/Jack cable, USB iPod cable with a dock connector, a User guide, an Audio Suite CD and the Multimedia Guide. Overall this is very good product developed on the lines of parrot Bluetooth.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Parrot DF7220 the 7" green wireless digital photo frame

Gone are the days when we used to take photographs with our Traditional cameras and then used to capture light onto photographic film or photographic plate. And then it was costly and time-consuming affair to adorn our photo frames. But now with an advent of IT revolution we can enjoy our photos alone and also can share them with our friends on the digital photo frame. Well, the Parrot DF7220 7" wireless digital photo frame yet another miracle of Parrot Bluetooth needs to be thanked for that.


This is a trouble-free and steadfast thing. Just simply transfer your digital photos by Bluetooth, either inserting the SD/MMC card or by connecting it through mini USB cable. The fabulous frame can stuff in up to 300 photos in the internal memory. But it was a kind of most impressed by the slideshow function in which you can create your own slideshows. I did it for my family and my daughter loves it.

Briefly the frame revolves around 4 features

Universal compatibility

The Parrot DF7220 being designed in such a way receives photos both simply and speedily. The Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR connectivity ensures wireless transfer of your pictures from any Bluetooth device be it mobile phone, PC or camera. The SD/MMC slot is given for your camera's memory cards and a mini USB cable/port for easily transferring all the pictures stored on your computer.

Practicality

300 photos are sufficient for an internal memory to store in. it reads both JPEG and GIF format images. The Parrot DF7220 wireless digital photo frame automatically adjusts your pictures' size or resolution, to its 7" TFT screen. This means you don’t have to forsake any bit of your precious image. The user-friendly interface lets you easily choose your favourite pictures to create your very own slideshows.

View orientation

You can use The Parrot DF7220 horizontally or vertically as per the direction of you photograph. The stored photos are rotated and resized automatically as per the position of the wireless digital photo frame.

Green and energy conservation

The device is green in a sense that it can easily be set the exact time at which it has to be switched on and off every day and even the Parrot DF7220 do it automatically itself when it gets dark. So guys stop wasting energy!

This masterpiece of parrot Bluetooth technology is a perfect gift for your beloved ones. The Parrot DF7220 consist of Mini USB cable, 4 sets of clips for customising the external frame, Mains adapter, 1 metal rod stand, Wall-mounting hook and the User guide

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hey have you heard about Parrot Bluetooth Dongle!

Parrot has line of Bluetooth devices for breaking the image as sole Car kit manufacturer. We heard about parrot Bluetooth speakers before but parrot Bluetooth dongle is something that might have gone unnoticed in the market. However I would like to grab your attention for Parrot Bluetooth dongle which is definitely without a second thought no less than other Bluetooth dongles. Let’s see what all it has.




The Parrot DONGLE enables transformation of any PC into a data and music source for all Bluetooth devices and gears. It serves as following:

Listening to music wirelessly

We all know that there is nothing more enjoyable than listening to your own playlist. The MP3 or any other format can be streamed by Bluetooth for music to the Parrot SOUND SYSTEM, Parrot BOOMBOX or Parrot PARTY. Experience the power of listening to wireless music.

Transferring photos

This latest generation Bluetooth Parrot DONGLE lets you easily transfers your most excellent photos to the Parrot PHOTO VIEWER or any other Bluetooth device in matters of second featuring a screen.


And for transferring your files

The Parrot DONGLE slots in Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR, so it allows ultra-fast file transfers without needing set of those heavy and tangling cables or irksome softwares.

Universal compatibility

The Parrot DONGLE is perfectly fine with all PCs embracing a USB 2.0 interface.

At the dimensions of 60 x 35 x 28 mm it weighs only 39g and works flawlessly in the range of 10 meters. It just requires 5 MB of free hard drive space and gels well with Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP Operating system. CD or DVD drive is essential. It is Compatible with Bluetooth v1.2 and v2.0 and the Frequency range is 2.4 GHz. 3 Mbps is the Maximum upload speed and the LED keeps updating the power on and operation status. With that it can be concluded that when it comes to Bluetooth, Parrot Bluetooth is the real hero.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Party anywhere when you have Parrot Party Bluetooth Speakers

I am music freak who always keeps and carry music everywhere I go. On Trips especially, I always take some music with me. An MP3/4 player packed with quality melodies and sounds with a decent pair of headphones can make hours of tiresome and boredom travel fly by.


But problem with me is that I prefer listen to music through a set of speakers rather than headphones. And this turns out to be my passion if I'm travelling with friends; on beach side, or staying in rented or self-owned accommodation. It’s always nice to be to have some of my own music to play in the background.

Normally, I'd take two speakers, a charger or batteries and labyrinth of cables for connecting with my MP3 player. However, that's where Parrot's Party speakers seeps in picture which endeavour to do away same task with at least of these hassles.


The first thigh which I hate is pile of cables that is very conveniently chucked to the dustbin as Parrot Bluetooth expert, so it's intrinsic to find that this unit to be Bluetooth enabled. Now you have no wires coming out from your MP3 player, as its Bluetooth enabled. I experimented it using the Samsung YP-T9 Bluetooth player, that I tested earlier this year, you can also use any A2DP Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone or laptop as well for devouring the benefits. The phone is really handy since even chunk of phones and smartphones still don't possess a standard 3.5mm headphone output.

Being from the stable Parrot Bluetooth, it's not a bolt from the blue to find that the Party works flawlessly. Just press the Bluetooth button placed on the top to connect a new device as you go through the pairing process for your player, phone or laptop. The range is undoubtfully pretty good as I managed to be connected in the range 10 metres away with my MP3 player without having the signal distortion.

And no problems even if your source is deprived of Bluetooth, the 3.5mm line-in socket can be used on the back without having to flip a switch to start it. The Parrot Party is very witty at detecting ‘live’ sources and switching over to it automatically.

And man how can I ever forget to mention my Temptation for it curviness that not only brings sensuousness to it but it make is complete with robustness, portability, and innovativeness. Measuring only 23cm length Parrot Party soundbox is entirely committed to your pleasure of all sorts, eyes and ears and is a great companion wherever you are! All thanks to Parrot Bluetooth.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Parrot CK3300 GPS Bluetooth handsfree and car kit - review

The Parrot is a renowned manufacturer of mobile phone accessories especially based on Bluetooth tedchnology.CK3300 Advanced Car Kit is yet another example of exquisiteness of Bluetooth handsfree system cum BT GPS car kit. This parrot bluetooth device lets full connection to a Mobile phone and a GPS application from the same device.



Overview

Parrot CK3000 Universal Car Kit is being sold in 35 countries act as a reference for mobile professionals. This is a first handsfree on the market with Bluetooth® wireless technology. CK3300 adds quality built-in GPS receiver to the navigation functions.

Features

The flawless hands-free use and Superior user interface with LCD display. It works with all bluetooth® Smartphones and PDA and can be installed in any vehicle. The radio is muted automatically. The kit uses the car speakers and also has audio volume control. The audio quality is exceptional and works on Digital Signal Processing technology. It’s really interesting to see the monitors that reduce the ambient noise.

The pairing up can be done up to five devices and also includes Voice recognition dialler. Now what is more relaxing is the upgradeability of Software.

Installation and working

Parrot 3300 should be preferred with a professional guidance for installation. Because, it may become a doodler for you, it hardly takes 30 minutes for complete installation. Parrot CK3300 works extremely well an XDA, an Orange C500, and a Nokia 6310i including a number of PDAs. The BT connection takes approx 45 seconds for acquiring signals. On the handsfree mobile front, the Parrot CK3300 is excellent in comparison to the other handsfree systems. Believe me; you would never have any problems with the clarity of calls in the car. Different phones have different methods of connecting and transferring the phone books. The Parrot CK3300 supports voice commands we know that and it works fine.

Conclusion

The configuration option is something that sets it apart from other parrot bluetooth devices. Parrot CK3300 grant a legal way to mobile usage on the road. It is damn easy to operate once setup. And it is compatible with multiple Bluetooth devices.

Shaking with Parrot Rhythm n’Blue Bluetooth Stereo Receiver

The first time you will see this marvel, you’ll be completely dumbfounded if you’re a fan of Bluetooth technology. You don’t even mind changing the stereo deck in your automobile if you completely want to be hands free and speedy with this parrot bluetooth technology.

The stereo receiver also lets you make hands free phone calls and play MP3s, CDs, listen to the radio from one unit. It looks like any other car stereo when fixed into the dashboard. The pairing up is damn easy and five telephones can be paired to each unit using Bluetooth technology.


Installation is much difficult once you get the proper wiring harness and it might take approximately 90 minutes. You would see the detachable screen, remote control, and the keypad on the faceplate itself once installed and powered up. The menu interface is self explanatory, and pairing any mobile device and receiver works the same way as with a typical Bluetooth headset. Up to 150 voice tags can be added covering you’re your important contacts.

You will be most impressed by the Parrot Rhythm n’Blue receiver’s ability to initiate calls by voice. Each contact is setup with voice tags with locations such as home, work, or mobile. You can initiate voice tags easily by pressing the green call button on the receiver and speaking the name and location of individual.


The Radio Data System gives you information when using the radio function on the stations in your local area such as station id, artist, and song where available. You can also play self-written disc rather than the standard discs. You can burn the music to disc which is, in my opinion, a must have on today’s receivers. Each and every information is displayed on the screen.

The audio settings are very simple and offer most factory radios like treble and bass settings and fade and balance as well. Few preset equalizer settings like pop, rock, and classical are also featured to enhance sound effects. The echo cancelling microphone supported with the stereo receiver is of superb quality and picks up your voice, as well as cancels any background noise from the caller’s end giving you a crystal clear call quality.

After using the Parrot Bluetooth Rhythm n’Blue you would be thoroughly enjoying the Bluetooth marvel and would feel much safer making calls from your automobile. In sum this feature affluent receiver impart you a healthy convergence of music entertainment and Bluetooth functionality giving your another sort of ultimate experience while driving.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Parrot conference is new corporate boardrooms buddy

Corporate offices or boardrooms need the full time connectivity to all staff members so that how the concept of Conference calling and mobile phones evolve. Most offices doesn’t have fixed-line conference phone system in every meeting room as cordless conference phones are still there to serve, however they are not as good as mobile phone and Bluetooth device in giving free roaming.




The Parrot Conference is another icon of parrot bluetooth devices which looks like any ordinary conference phone in most aspects. It sports 3 integrated microphones for a 360 degree voice pickup and a 5W internal speaker for conversation with the person on other end. It includes 3 rechargeable Li-Ion batteries to support wireless communication offering up to 10 hours of talk-time.

Parrot conference can store 50 different phones in its memory and up to 6,000 contacts which can be uploaded directly using any Bluetooth enabled device, rather than programming yourself.

The Parrot Conference performs well in two key areas: setup and call quality.

Setup: Your mobile phones Bluetooth switched on and is in the range, you can be connected up and dialling in under twenty seconds, you can connect your phone either straight from the handset or from the Conference itself making your choice straight forward.

Call quality is the greatest strength of parrot which is evident in parrot conference as well. It also ensures echo cancellation and cutting Background noise very well so you can be heard even in a noisy office. The buttons are large and legibly marked; the two big mute buttons act as the ‘synchronisation’ button when pressed together.


Mobile phones are not the most cost effective solution when it comes to making long, often international, phone calls so Parrot has addressed this issue as well. The Conference comes with software CD that lets you connect to a Bluetooth enabled PC with Skype. Same functionality, but a lot cheaper, thanks to VoIP.

Parrot Conference is a fair deal in at £148 price tag as compared to a normal standalone kit. The straightforward Bluetooth synchronisation system parrot Bluetooth USP.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Parrot Easydrive: ultimate Bluetooth car kit with superb sound quality

The Parrot EasyDrive, is a winner when it comes to complying the criteria for being a perfect Bluetooth Car kit. The easy handling, voice recognition system and verbal prompts to compensate the lack of a text display are reasonable good. You won’t be able to resist getting impressed by the quality of sound while driving because of clarity and loudness. The EasyDrive is the best choice if simple plug-and-drive solution is what you're looking for.

The Parrot EasyDrive is divided into two main parts, the audio/speaker portion and the control pad. The primary controls for the EasyDrive are actually mounted on an attractive control pad rather on the speaker horn. The control pad comprises a "turn and click" knob and two flanking buttons with red and green companion LEDs for control. All system menus are navigated through voice prompts as it lacks visual display. You can also use voice commands to operate your cell phone's functions kie hang up or answering the call, so you will not be diverted from your focus on road.


You can access all the features by simply Rotating and clicking the main knob that include storing numbers for voice dialling (up to 200 names), volume control and lot other functionalities are all driven by the one knob and two push buttons. No single control is dedicated to a particular task, depending on the current state of the device it manages. The EasyDrive's exceptional performance as a wireless speakerphone for your mobile is unbeatable with the things that matter: volume, clarity, and ease of connection.

Setting up the Parrot EasyDrive is damn easy; just plug the audio horn into your car's cigarette lighter/power port which includes the speaker, amplifier, and an integrated microphone. The first time plugging will prompt you by a female voice instructing for pairing. It takes seconds to pair up which is better-than-average compared to factory-installed Bluetooth hands-free systems. Although the EasyDrive actively connects to one device at a time, but it can pair with up to five different phones. So the bottom-line is that with brilliant audio quality, affordable price, compatibly and easy setup, the Parrot EasyDrive is a strong contender for the person who wants a Bluetooth hands-free system for their car.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Parrot Bluetooth Dongle – Relish wireless transfer from your PC to the fullest

We have been discussing enough of parrot bluetooth car kits but how about parrot Bluetooth dongle? Yes this manufacturer has not only been a master in the car kits and headsets area but has been exploring some of the excellent and wide Bluetooth Dongles too.




The parrot dongle in the picture above is a multipurpose USB Class 2.0 dongle + EDR that allow quick and easy data transfer from your PC or laptop to other Bluetooth devices. Without any cables and software, you can transfer fast data with the help of this compact sized dongle.

You can hear your favourite music and transfer numerous photos within a matter of time with this parrot Bluetooth 2.0 dongle. Listening to your play list in MP3 or any other format by streaming the music by Bluetooth to the Parrot Sound System is an outstanding experience. And how about instant transferring of your best photos to the Parrot Photo Viewer or any other Bluetooth device featuring a screen.


Here are some of the important technical specifications of this excellent Bluetooth Dongle that you must be aware of.

  • Compatible with all Bluetooth v1.2 and v2.0 devices.
  • Maximum upload speed is 3 Mbps which is quite decent.
  • Frequency range is 2.4 GHz.
  • Maximum range is 10 metres.
  • LED when power is on and in operation.
  • Measuring 60mm x 35mm x 28mm and weighing just 39g.
  • Works with USB 1.1 and USB 2.0* interfaces.
  • Powered by the PC's USB port (5V).
  • Note that only a USB 2.0 interface will provide the maximum transfer speed.

Universal compatibility is one another good feature that is Parrot Dongle works with all PCs comprising a USB 2.0 interface.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Parrot Boombox cues the digital music age

Bluetooth is raison d’etre of Parrot being renowned globally for its assortment of Bluetooth headsets and hands free kits. The company has increasingly discovered ways to stem the parrot bluetooth concepts into other areas such as photo viewers and speakers obviously on the principle of Bluetooth.

Although the forays haven’t brought much pleasant results so far, but Parrot is riding unrestrained on its path with trying again with its BOOMBOX. The BOOMBOX is capitalised presumably for extra BOOM! The design resembles the Apple iPod Hi-Fi reviewed almost a year ago, however they both saperates tremendously when it comes to feature and other qualities.

Design

The Parrot BOOMBOX looks classic being made of the 19 mm thick wooden cabinet lacquered and polished in black colour to give an eternal semi-matt finish. The Parrot BOOMBOX is highly portable and you can carry it anywhere until you put on the music. It Measures 430 x 225 x 150mm and weighs at 5.6 kg.


The magnetically attached guard protects the front, on removing it you will get to see the three drivers – two wideband, one sub each surrounded by shiny black plastic coating. The BOOMBOX looks considerably better and pleasant to eyes with the symmetrical design.

Functionality

The Parrot BOOMBOX optimises the digital sound to deliver high performance and guarantees high-level sound irrespective of situation. Two wideband drivers perfectly refine the high and medium frequencies, to that woofer induces the dynamic feel to the bass frequencies.

You can source music from any Bluetooth A2DP stereo source like A2DP MP3 mobile phone, a PC with Bluetooth A2DP functionality or MP3 player with a Bluetooth DONGLE.

Analogue audio devices connected to the RCA jack (CD players, tuners, etc.) are also accepted by The Parrot BOOMBOX that automatically detects the music source.

Conclusion

The Parrot BOOMBOX is designed to listen to any type of music with the virtue of robust mechanical design and electronic power. It reproduces the sharpest tone of audio music enabling you enjoy the rhythm of the wildest sounds. The digital technology achieves an unparallel level of precision eliminating background noises and reducing distortion at high volume. You got to enter the digital music age with parrot Bluetooth.

Parrot MKi9200 versus MKi9100

The MKi system is a unique range of Bluetooth hands-free car merging the latest communication technologies with features and services dedicated to music. The MKi enables you to establish any phone conversations in a few seconds once you have paired up without needing to touch the phone.

The MKi car kits incorporate all the user-independent voice recognition and voice synthesis systems vividly easing the way of using them in every situation. Also all types of enhancements for any type of music are supplied with each MKi hands-free kit for iPod, iPhone, iTouch, USB keys, USB MP3 players, Bluetooth Stereo devices, CD players, MiniDisc.


Here is the basic difference between MKi9200 and MKi9100. Talking of the display Display, MKi9100 has blue OLED screen in 2 lines while to that MKi9200 has Color TFT 2.4’ dot matrix display. The Dimensions of the screen in case of MKi9100 is 82 x 32 x 14 mm and 3.20 x 1.25 x 0.55 in. MKi9200 has screen measuring 72 x 57 x 12 mm and 2.83 x 2.24 x 0.47 in. Turning on to the display information MKi 9100 displays Phone status ,Phonebook, Menus & Settings and Small playlist while to that MKi9200 screen can display Phone status, Phonebook, Wallpaper, Caller picture ID, Menus & Settings, Full playlist and LP Covers

Both of them have almost same caller identification voicing and displaying name and number, however in case of MKi9200 ID can also be spoken and displayed. Rest of the features are same like Microprocessor Parrot5 (32 bits) at 208MHz And Flash Memory of 32 Mbits – RAM = 16Mbits. Bluetooth is v2.0 + EDR in both the parrot MKis with similar audio quality. Both the MKi9100 and MKi9200 promises to be fully dedicated to conversation and music in the car.

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Monday, September 29, 2008

MK 6000 for music enthusiasts

MK6000 has been confronting the scarcity of reviews so, we thought of supplementing the least talked gadget from the stable of Parrot. I got friendly with it in just a matter of seconds. I turned on the ignition key, and a few seconds later I was talking to the Parrot MK6000 with the opening statement from it being “Please, pair device”, although it took some time to boot.

The device supports “Wireless Stereo” and “Hands Free” profiles so I checked both of them. Parrot’s control panel is something that always delights me since I always hear Voice Command’s familiar chime through my car’s speakers the moment I press green button. For making calls I simply speak the name of a contact and the conversation begins with Cingular’s “Voice Connect” service.

People with whom I spoke about it reported to satisfied with fine voice quality and no disturbance because of background noise. I experienced it while driving so it was testified.


This one of its kind Bluetooth car kit supports A2DP and AVRCP Bluetooth profiles. It really fastens the switching process, as I hung up my first test call, I hit the green button again and said “START POCKET PLAYER”. PP3’s A2DP and AVRCP support works with my Plantronics Pulsar 590A as I have already verified that, and the complete blue light illuminated front panel of the car kit the blue looks awesome, PLAY/PAUSE, NEXT/PREV all of them. The music boomed from the vehicle’s speakers.

Simply Press “STOP” and hold the PLAY/PAUSE button for 2 seconds and “PLAY” a few times if music starts skipping after you are done with your call. There is an actually a “pop”, then a second or so of silence, and then the playback continues after the arrived call is hung up.

I took advantage of the automatic synchronisation function that automatically synchronise with address book, and read out the names you select! This is pretty cool. And let me make it that clear that if you're buying a MK6000, you are availing the audio streaming capability. You’re getting MP3's through your old radio without buying a new one as Bluetooth mp3 player / phone (if A2DP compatible) can stream music to your existing car stereo via the Parrot.

Parrot Minikit CK3000 type!! Yet exceptional

Parrot Minikit undoubtedly is commendable Bluetooth handsfree kit being belonging to the stable of parrot. Please don’t go by its name as this is a Hands-Free Speaker Phone device able to be used at home, office, in the car or anywhere on earth where you are reluctant or deprived of holding mobile phone.


The package includes a metal clip to mount it on your sun-visor however; it can also be placed on the dash-board or wherever you prefer. Coming back to the feature and technology part, The Mini-kit uses a 2 way speaker, dsp-2 signal processing algorithms, Omni directional microphone, supports HSP, HFP & OPP and is perfectly compatible with all Bluetooth mobile phones.


The rechargeable battery gives about 10 hours of talk time and 275 hours of standby – being fully charged and works pretty well in the proximity of 10 feet.

The parrot Minikit is not just a simple speaker as it inherits most of the features from CK3000. You can have multiple numbers per contact - mobile, home, office, etc. It is able to use the voice-prints from your phone, or you can even transfer the numbers from your mobile to the Parrot. Training option is also there for improved performance.

Parrot minikit boast automatic pairing just put your phone in paring mode and turn on the Minikit, rest is assured automatically. To handle calls you can use voice activation feature that calls for naming the person you want to call. Just press the green and red button to answer or hang a call respectively.

The handy navigation wheel on the front can be used to change options and to select menus when calling automated call centres, but it’s illegal for your information.

The Parrot Minikit calls quality is amazing being loud & clear. It works well with other compatible brands as well. Although it may be more expensive than some other Bluetooth Speaker offerings, and also you may be disappointed by the absence of automatic mute system for your cars radio speakers however, everything is up to mark as promised. Parrot Minikit hands-free speaker phone is absolutely recommendable for those ferreting for transferable Bluetooth hands-free kit for your car / home / office.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Parrot CK3200 colour Bluetooth car kit definitely is value for money

Turn –ons

The Parrot 3200 LS Color's customisable color display combined with its spontaneous controls makes it programmable with ease.

Freedom of hands-free calling through voice recognition system

The photo-tagging feature for phone book contacts is very much appreciated.

Concerns

Lack of option for dialling numbers by voice.

Programming in voice tags for contacts may be appeared at time consuming.


In nut shell

The Parrot 3200 LS Color not only mingles everything that you may wish for but also it is stuffed with the features that may delight you.

The simple control interface and a great voice recognition system is really off-beat with commendable color display concluding it to attractive, easy to use hands-free calling device. After all this is what parrot bluetooth is all about!


The aesthetics

Parrot CK3200 witnesses the departure from the CK-series design with new square shape, even though the basic control interface of the CK3000 and CK3100 is retained with its two buttons and rotary dial. The square shape of the screen increases the functionality by displaying up to three lines of contacts at a time. The 160x128-pixel TFT screen can display up to 262,144 colours.

Functionality

Parrot CK3200 is a study and macho when it comes to functionality. The core features are inherited from CK3000 and CK3100 evolution. The pairing is straightforward and simple. The contacts from phonebook are automatically transferred to the 3200 LS Colour if Bluetooth enabled. Also call log records are transferred to the phone automatically. The square screen lets it display an intuitive numerical keypad for dialling in preference to linear keypad of CK3100. Parrot 3200 LS Colour automatically mutes the car's stereo with a choice of four ringtones for incoming calls which can be auto-answered as well.

Parrot CK3000 evolution – reviews

Parrot CK3000 illusory looks at first glance may stand as a barrier to convince you of its undisputed in-built features enough to take edge over its competitors. This slightly bulky beauty groups many great features at an even better price.


Lets see first of all what do you get for under £100.

A car kit that fitting the bill as far as a legal device

Sufficing you need for complete Bluetooth car kit

Does everything without distracting.

The kit is not much visible as the control box is concealed behind car stereo, and a mic is mounted on the front pillars for excellent, clear calls.

The Parrot ck3000 evolution routes incoming calls through your cars' speakers, and mutes automatically making calls loud and clear. Your car doesn’t need additional wiring kits if car stereo has a standard ISO wiring loom. Event if it doesn't, you can get them easily in the market.

Parrot ck3000 performance

1. Simple and user-friendly installation, once installed and paired with your bluetooth phone, you're ready for use.

2. This is the true hands-free operation through voice recognition simply Press the green button, or say "Phone" to receive your call. just press the red button, or say "hang up" to finish the call.

3. Making calls happens in blink of eyes if you have voiceprints activated in your phone, simply say "Phone" and name of the person you want to call. You can even further clarify the location of call If they've got more than one number. Just add "home", "work", "mobile" etc.

Conclusion

Parrot have a great user guide and help section, where they have an exhaustive list of phones and how to get the voice recognition working. The best way is to send each contact from your phone to the Parrot, which then asks you to say the name for future voice-activated use. The ck3000 evolution stores up to 150 names more than enough for users. The ck3000 evolution Bluetooth car kit also employs all sorts of echo cancellation and background noise reduction technology to deliver unparalleled the voice clarity on the calls. This is certainly a recommendation product.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The class and elegance of having a hands free like Parrot CK3100

Respect your luxurious car with an amazing handsfree named parrot CK3100. Parrot CK3100 truly redefines your class with its wonderful qualities and functions. Your Bluetooth phone gets connected within seconds and you can start dialoguing immediately.

The Parrot Bluetooth CK3100 is an upgraded version of the older Parrot CK3000 offering the facility to provide drivers with visual information and functions that they routinely use from their personal phone.


The phonebook display is intuitive and displays with call ID information when a call is received (for compatible handsets).

The echo cancellation and noise reduction technologies ensure extreme accuracy while communicating. Phonebook synchronization including last calls received -last calls dialled add tremendous advantage to the kit users.

The CK3100 package contains

  • 1 CK3100 electronic control unit
  • 1 microphone with cable
  • 1 radio mute cable with line output (ISO cable)
  • 1 power supply cable
  • 1 display with buttons and cable
  • 1 user guide in 7 languages

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Why Parrot Minikit Slim is the one of the best car kits in the world?

Parrot Minikit Slim in my opinion and I am sure many other people is one of the best handsfree from parrot bluetooth. After all the kit has got it’s all the areas very well featured. Name it and you have it. Be it design or for that matter synchronisation the car kit excels almost in all areas.

A profiled and a sleek design make it wonderful for the eyes to watch this car kit. It offers countless uses as it can be used in the car, in the office and even at home. The intelligent interface automatically connects to your Bluetooth phone in just a matter of time. It weighs just 83 g.

Once paired, the Parrot MINIKIT SLIM impulsively synchronises its phonebook with the contacts on your mobile phone. Due to the excellent voice synthesis that is Text-To-Speech Function the whole phonebook remains practical and available at every point of time. Fancy calling is now possible as all you need to do is just say the name and the MINIKIT SLIM recognises it without any prior training and dials the number.


With Parrot car kits we know that conversations become even better. Parrot has combined here its audio expertise with the vibrating panel technology. The especially discreet high sensitivity microphone is fully built into the design.

Other redefining aspects

  • Number of contacts - 1000 per phone. Total of 2500.
  • Language - one language per version.
  • Pairing - Up to five devices.
  • Battery: lithium-ion, maximum charging time of 4 hours.
  • Battery life - over 15 hours' talk time. Over 20 days on standby.

These are all the reasons why Parrot Minikit Slim is one of the best handsfree option today.