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Score: 9.8/10  [1 review]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 5327 - Parrot Minikit Neo
Brand: Parrot

Parrot Minikit Neo
Price:
$180.00
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Parrot Minikit Neo product reviews

A stunningly compact yet feature-packed voice controlled portable Bluetooth hands-free kit for mobile phones, Smartphones and iPhones.

Control the MINIKIT Neo by voice: Say the key word 'MINIKIT' at any time to trigger the voice recognition, and then say the name of the contact.
Connect two phones at once: Thanks to the Switch function, you can use both phonebooks to make calls!
Great sound quality: Digital Signal Processing allows a drastic reduction of noise and a strong echo cancellation.
Easy update: Benefit from new features or change the language of your MINIKIT Neo by downloading new software versions for free.
Hours of conversation: Enjoy six month of standby with Ultra Low Power Mode. The MINIKIT Neo will tell you the remaining battery time vocally upon request.
Simple pairing: The MINIKIT Neo will vocally guide you through the entire pairing process. Once your phone is paired, the Bluetooth connection with the kit is absolutely automatic.
Automatically activated: The kit integrates a vibration sensor to automatically switch on when you get in your car.
Listen to your music: You can listen to all your music on your phone and benefit from the voice commands of your navigation app directly on your kit.
All your contacts on your kit: Synchronisation with your phonebook is automatic and all menus are vocal so you can stay focused on driving.
All these benefits are integrated in a compact and sleek design: The integrated clipping system is compatible with all sun-visors and can be reversed easily with only one hand when you fold or unfold the sun visor.

General
    •  Dual Mode (Multipoint): simultaneous connection of two Bluetooth phones
    •  Number of contacts: 2,000 per phone - Total of 20,000 contacts maximum per MINIKIT Neo
    •  Language: one language per version
    •  Pairing capacity: maximum of 10 devices per MINIKIT Neo
    •  Battery: Lithium Ion - 1000mAh
    •  Battery life: over 10 hours in conversation
    •  over 6 months in deep sleep mode
    •  Charging time : 3 hrs maximum - 5V / 500mA
    •  Easy Pairing Process and NFC tag
    •  Automatic connection by pairing order
    •  Software update via USB port

Interface
    •  2 button On / Off / Battery level
    •  4 buttons Operation, including one jog-wheel
    •  4 LEDs (green and red), including one for battery charging

Telephony
    •  Green button: answer, call a contact from the phonebook, initiate voice recognition, confirm, private mode
    •  Red button: hang up, cancel, exit menus
    •  Rotary knob: access the menus, adjust the volume, send DTMF signal

Audio
    •  3W speaker
    •  Full duplex
    •  Built-in multidirectional microphone
    •  Output via NXT vibrating panel
    •  HDR < 1%
    •  Noise reduction : Parrot NR v3.1
    •  Echo cancellation : Parrot APA v1.6
    •  Voice prompts for all menus
    •  Speaker Independent Voice Recognition
    •  Natural Text-To-Speech (reads the names in the phonebook)

Bluetooth
    •  Bluetooth v3.1
    •  Profiles : HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile) - A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) - PBAP (Phone Book Access Profile)
    •  Other synchronisation protocols : SyncML - Synchro AT - Synchro Nokia
    •  Bluetooth range: 10 meters maximum - 30 feet maximum
    •  Pairing code: No pairing code with NFC tag

Hardware
    •  SIP6 processor at 416 MHz
    •  Flash memory: 128MB
    •  RAM memory: 32MB DDR

Dimensions and weight
    •  Length: 94mm
    •  Width: 54mm
    •  Thickness: 39mm
    •  Weight: 69g

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Tags:
bluetooth   car kit   handsfree   parrot   portable   rechargeable   text to speech   voice command   voice recognition
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Review by: tucker (Karl)
Dated: 8th of May, 2014

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This Review: 9.8/10
Sound Quality:
Score 9 out of 10
Comfort:
Score 10 out of 10
Ease of Use:
Score 10 out of 10
Extras:
Score 10 out of 10

For years now, I handed been trying to find a car kit that is easy to use, feature-packed, but most importantly will allow me to voice-dial properly. I have finally found such a kit.

While it has some serious swagger in the style department - a factor sure to appeal to some demographics - it is the ease of use and pack of features that sold me on this unit, and after some of the disappointing units I have tried, this one had a tough job ahead to impress me.

Setup is a breeze - turn it on, have your phone in Bluetooth pairing mode, and the rest is almost entirely automatic. You will need to approve a few prompts while it copies your contacts list, bit after a few minutes you will never really need to interact with it on a setup basis again... until you decide to pair another phone. Yes, you can pair two phones with it, and while it will dial out on the first phone it was paired with, it is quite happy to answer inbound calls from either device.

Voice dialing is amazingly easy. Activate voice dial by saying 'minikit' and it will prompt you with 'who'll do you want to call?' wait for the ping, then say the name of your desired contact, and it will put the call through. A couple of little usability warnings though; wait for the ping after the prompt. If you don't, the Neo will potentially dial the wrong person. Also, when you name your contact, you must use the full name as it is stored in your contacts list. It won't understand 'Fred' if your contacts list has 'Frederick' or 'Fred Jones'. Other than that, it's pretty simple.

To explore your extra settings and features, gently press the big black dial to activate the menu function. Turning the knob cycles through the options, and pressing the knob button in the menu acts as 'select' aka left mouse button. You can adjust volume, manually click through your phonebook, update the firmware, add voice tags, de/activate dual-device mode and configure "magic words".

Overall, this unit has really impressed me, and that isn't easy. If I had to pick on one thing that was less than superb, it would be the speaker. When I first started using it, the sound quality was crystal clear. However, within a couple of weeks a slight burr began to appear, and now the speaker has patches of being very crackly and rough. I am not sure what has caused it, I'm not overly pleased by it... but if that is the only down-side to thins unit, I will tolerate it because everything else about it more than compensates for a little hiss during a conversation.

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