By November 6, 2010

Parrot MINIKIT Smart

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The Parrot MINIKIT Smart is a Bluetooth hands-free kit with a docking bay designed for all Smartphones, whatever their size (from 56mm to 70mm width).

The connection via Bluetooth between the two peripherals allows the MINIKIT Smart to simultaneously manage hands-free conversation and the navigation applications available on Smartphones. Calls and GPS guidance will go through the 2W speaker integrated in the MINIKIT Smart.

Depending on the capability of each Smartphone, the MINIKIT Smart could pause the GPS functions, and restart them once the conversation ends.

MINIKIT Smart is compatible with all navigation software available (free or paid) and all operating systems: Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, Symbian, Bada. 

Further, to always be reachable without losing your way, even for long trips, the MINIKIT Smart can recharge the Smartphone thanks to one of the USB cables included in the box. (Micro USB, Mini USB, Apple).


The Parrot MINIKIT Smart is equipped with a swiveling suction cup that fixes to the windshield or the dashboard of the vehicle. The docking bay is equipped with a magnet for fast and easy positioning.

Once in place, the MINIKIT Smart can be rotated for portrait or landscape mode so that the screen of the Smartphone is perfectly seen by the driver.

For high-quality conversation, the MINIKIT Smart is equipped with a retractable microphone that can be positioned according to the interior of the vehicle. With a full week’s battery on standby and 10 hours talk time, the Parrot MINIKIT Smart can also be recharged using the cigar-lighter of the vehicle.

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Once paired with a smartphone via Bluetooth, the MINIKIT Smart synchronizes and automatically updates its phonebook. The MINIKIT Smart can store up to 10 different phone books (2,000 contacts per Smartphone) and can therefore be used by several drivers.

Thanks to the voice synthesis of the names and a voice recognition system that requires no prior training or installation, the phonebook is available without having to operate the Smartphone.

To call one of the contacts in the phonebook, press the green button, simply say the name and the MINIKIT Smart will dial the number. If several numbers are associated to a contact, the MINIKIT Smart will offer the possibilities and user will have to vocally choose one.


We will have the Parrot MiniKit Smart for review later in the month so if you are in the market for a hands-free car solution it may be worth holding fire for a few weeks?


Posted by: James

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Five year veteran of the site. BlackBerry specialist, but experienced in most operating systems. Enjoys flower arranging and cross stitch.
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