By January 11, 2007

Parrot Hands-Free Music Kit

Parrot introduces their new bluetooth Hands-Free MUSIC KIT:


For the 50 million owners of MP3 devices who would prefer to listen to their own music in their cars, this news will be music to their ears: Parrot plans to introduce the industry’s first hands-free cell phone car kit with streaming audio capability that will allow them to play their favorite tunes through their car’s stereo. The MK6000 will be available in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2007 and will be priced at $239.99 MSRP.

Now, car – and music – enthusiasts can turn their vehicles into their personal “jukebox on wheels” while at the same time enjoy the convenience of hands-free Bluetooth® cell phone capability.

It’s easy to use, says Parrot. Just start you car, pair your Bluetooth-enabled smart phone or other MP3 device with the MK6000, and enjoy listening to your music library over your car’s stereo system. And because it’s Bluetooth-based streaming, there are no tangled wires or concerns about having the right size jacks or adapters.

“The MK6000 is the second in a new series of advanced Bluetooth products from Parrot that take advantage of today’s fastest growing consumer technologies – audio streaming and Bluetooth,” says Ed Valdez, president and COO of Parrot, Inc.

“Mobile music is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity for millions of people who take their music with them on their smart phone, iPod™ or other portable music device. This latest innovation allows consumers to enjoy their personal music in their vehicles — without compromising sound quality — with any device that enables Bluetooth A2DP. A few months ago we introduced the Parrot SOUND SYSTEM with audio streaming – our wireless speaker system for home and office use. Now, Parrot is introducing a breakthrough technology for consumers’ vehicles by combining audio streaming with hands-free Bluetooth cell phone capabilities. Audio streaming is poised to be the next “big thing” in mobile electronics.”

Parrot MUSIC KIT microphone

In addition to audio streaming, the new MK6000 features two other ground-breaking Parrot innovations for car kits: “beamforming” technology for exceptional voice quality while phoning, and a new text-to-speech synthesizer that will read back the phone book listings.

Parrot MUSIC KIT specifications:

  • Pairing: with up to 5 phones – Bluetooth 1.2
  • Interface: 5 buttons + 1 advanced scrolling wheel, with play/pause functions
  • Integrated voice-activated menus
  • Parrot beamforming: omni-directional double microphone, along with advanced signal processing software, including noise reduction and echo cancellation
  • Audio streaming capabilities with every type of stereo Bluetooth source (A2DP peripherals): mobile phones, MP3 players, PDAs, etc.
  • Text-to-Speech (TTS): voice generation that reads the mobile phone’s contact list out loud.
  • Number of contacts: 8,000 max in total with TTS; 150 per paired up telephone without TTS
  • Number of voice tags: 150 max in total with TTS; 150 per paired up telephone without TTS
  • Bluetooth profiles: HSP 1.5, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP, OPP Sync, SPP, PBAP
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