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Best for music and best all round:MKi9200
The kit that we think is best for those who want to use their hands free kit for music, as well as calls, is the MKi9200. This kit has a range of features including a 2.4-inch high-resolution TFT colour screen which displays the phonebook, caller ID (and a photo where applicable), user setting and phone information. The menu and phone book are also audible for easier use of the kit.
This kit has all of the traditional telephony functions, such as pick up, hang up, dual calls along with cutting-edge functions; automatic phonebook synchronisation, training-free multi-speaker voice recognition, speech synthesis of the names in the phonebook, contact management (up to 2 000 per phone), call records, and much more
Its colour screen displays the phonebook, caller ID and photo, phone information and user settings.
Supplied with a specific cable, this kit is compatible with all music sources, including; iPods, iPhones, USB flash drives, Bluetooth stereo (A2DP) phones, MP3 players and any other analogue players.
The MKi9200 displays the full playlist along with the name of the artist, the title and even the album cover when available on the iPod, iPhone or USB flash drive.
Best features: Plays music with “exceptional sound quality and breath taking Virtual Super Bass and Sound Spatialized effects”. Also boasts a high resolution 2.4” colour screen.
Extras: A wireless remote control (the Parrot Unika) can be positioned on the steering wheel or dashboard and allows the driver to control all the functions (to be bought separately). SDHC-compatible SD card reader on the side of the screen.
Music compatible?: YES – Playback through speakers. Top quality sound.
Screen?: YES – 2.4” High-res colour screen.
At only £69.99 the CK3000 is our cheapest hardwired kit. This piece of kit is great for calls and pairs with up to 3 phones. The kit has a unidirectional microphone, noise reduction, echo cancellation, voice recognition and it stores up to 150 names. It uses the vehicle’s speakers for clear audio.
The MKi9100 has many of the features the CK3000 has, with the added bonus of an screen and it is able to stream music.
Best feature: Integrates seamlessly into the car.
Extras: Parrot Multican and Parrot Multicomm can be bought separately and are compatible with the CK3000. The MKi9100 is compatible with the UNIKA steering wheel kit.
Music compatible?: NO (ck3000), YES (MKi9100)
Screen?: NO (CK3000), YES (MKi9100)
Price: £69.99 (CK3000), £114.99 (MKi9100)
RECOMMENDED – Best for calls, best seller and easiest to use : CK3100
The CK3100 is the kit that our Parrot accredited engineer recommends. This is because at only £82 this kit has everything you need – however can’t play music.
Some of the kits top feature s include; wireless Bluetooth connection, voice recognition, immediate connection when you step into your car and the microphone filters out surrounding noise for great audio quality.
Your phones information can be viewed on the LCD screen. Information includes; incoming call number, phonebook, last number called, and so on. The screen is easy to install and can be placed wherever users want on the dashboard – providing an optimised viewing angle for greater comfort and readability.
This kit is one of our best sellers, particularly for engineers, and with the right SOT lead you are able to stream the sound through the speakers. This piece of kit is easy to use and perfect for those looking for a hands free kit primarily for calls.
Best feature: Integrates seamlessly into your car for real audio quality. All of your phone’s information can be viewed on the LCD screen.
Extras: The Parrot Multican and Multicomm can be bought separately and are compatible with this product.
Music compatible?: NO
Screen?: YES – LCD
The Parrot Mini Kit Neo (and Mini Kit Neo 2) starts at £62.50.
The Neo Kit 2 is available in 4 colours. This kit is easy to use and involves NO INSTALLATION. You simply attach the kit to your sun visor and away you go!
Key features include; voice recognition, easy Bluetooth connectivity, HD (for the Neo 2 only), state of the art telephony functions and much more.
Best feature: Compact elegant design – NO INSTALLATION REQUIRED! Easy to use and portable.
Music compatible?: NO
Price: £62.50 – £74.99
High end kits : The Asteroid range
The Asteroid kits are top of the range hands free car kits. The stylish design and advanced telephony function mean these kits come with a high price tag – starting at £199.
The Asteroid Tablet and Asteroid Smart come with a large, high res touch screen. They can also be used for navigation. The Asteroid Mini does not have a touch screen or navigation functions, but has a high quality screen none the less.
All 3 Asteroid kits can be used for apps, music and hands free communication. Connection to the internet is also possible. Some of the kits also have a built in SD card slot for increased memory.
These top of the range car kits are best for those who are serious about having the best – it’s a bit like having a tablet built into your car!
Best feature: Elegant design, high quality touch screen, apps, navigation and much more.
Extras: Can be used as a navigation system, for apps and for music – as well as for hands free communication.
Music compatible?: YES
Price: £199 – £479
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