Parrot's MINIKIT Slim hands-free speakerphone
By Emily Clark
December 18, 2008
December 19, 2008 With the help of NXT flat-panel speaker technology, Parrot has managed to cram some useful functionality into its new slimline, three ounce, hands-free speakerphone - the MINIKIT Slim. The clip-on Bluetooth car kit synchronizes automatically with up to five mobile phones and uses Parrot's latest voice recognition and DSP technology with user-independent voice recognition and text-to-speech capability.
After pairing your phone with the hands free kit, the phonebook loads and you can make calls by simply saying “Call…” and the person’s name. The MINIKIT Slim will then automatically find and dial the number without any prior training or voice-tags.
The unit can be discreetly clipped to a car's sun visor or placed on a desk for up to 10 hours of talk time with 20 days of standby time. Recharging time is four hours, it has a total contact capacity of 2,500 names with 1,000 names per phone and it works with almost any Bluetooth portable phone according to Parrot.
The Parrot MINIKIT Slim is available now for US$99.99.
- Bluetooth® v2.0 hands-free kit + EDR
- Integrated multi-speaker voice recognition software
- Text To Speech (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch)
- 3-button user interface Wide audio dispersion with flat panel loudspeaker (NXT SurfaceSound technology)
- Integrated omni-directional microphone
- Pairing: up to 5 phones
- Phone pairing: by PIN code
- Weight: 3 oz.
- Talk time: 10 hours; standby time: over 20 days
- Recharging time: 4 hours maximum
- Parrot P5+ microprocessor at 208 MHz
- 256 Mbit flash memory
- Bluetooth® 2.0 class 2 (range of 10m)
- Bluetooth® profile, HFP, OPP, PBAP