Parrot CK3000 Evolution
Car kit for Bluetooth® cell phones
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Time-saving connections for your car
We carry cell phone kit harnesses that allow plug-in connection of Parrot's Bluetooth car kits in a wide variety of vehicles.
Want hands-free phone operation and control of your phone's important features when behind the wheel? Parrot's CK3000 Evolution Bluetooth cell phone car kit connects to almost any car stereo system so you can take calls from your Bluetooth phone through your car's speakers.
The Evolution's control panel installs beneath the dashboard, so all you see is the small dash-mounted keypad and microphone. Once your car's engine starts, the Evolution connects automatically to your Bluetooth phone. With the external microphone mounted, just say a name and the Evolution takes care of the dialing. The CK3000 can work with up to three Bluetooth phones at one time.
You control your phone's menu functions with the dash-mounted 3-button keypad. From dialing to phonebook to voicemail, the keypad and voice prompts will guide you easily through phone functions as you keep your eyes on the road. You can change the volume with the press of a button.
The voice recognition software remembers up to 150 names from your phone's address book for dialing (only works with certain phones). Noise reduction on the external microphone lets you carry on a conversation in a normal tone — no need to shout, even in heavy traffic. Most importantly, the Evolution is programmed to mute your car's radio at the onset of an incoming call, ensuring clear sound over your car's speakers.
The Parrot CK3000 Evolution is compatible with all Bluetooth cell phones on the market and installs with most factory and aftermarket car stereo systems. Some factory systems may require an additional wiring adapter.
Access email and text messages with your voice
This device is now compatible with Voice on the Go, a service which allows you to access your email and text messages, all by voice activation. You can listen to, delete, compose, reply, and forward without taking your eyes off the road. Voice on the Go also works with Facebook and Twitter updates, and is compatible with all phones that work with your Parrot device. You get a year of free service from Parrot — after that, you pay $4.99 a month, or $49.99 a year.
Note: This device does not stream audio over Bluetooth. Compatibility of this device may vary, depending on your phone and service provider.
installed the product myself in a 2010 crv with the crutchfield instructions and the custom harness. Basically took an hour. The features and sound qualities work well, wife loves it.
Pros: great value
Cons: you should be somewhat car/mechanical savey if you plan to do the install yourself. Had to take the upper dash apart and as long as you know how to handle snaps and which direction to pull panels you will be fine.
Quick and easy install. Only minor complication was identifying which plugs were which for the Toyota harness.
Pros: Simple to use and install.
purchased the CK3000 with harness for my 07 Tacoma. called support one time to make sure it was plug &play. took a little over an hour to install. most of that time was spent installing the mic! I must say this thing works GREAT! thanks for the after purchase care.
Pros: This thing is GREAT!
Cons: I didn't buy it sooner!
After being quoted over $200.00 ( plus $110 for the unit ) for an install by my local big box store (because they said it would be really complicated and would need 3 hours to do) I purchased my parrot with a harness from Crutchfield. Shipping was fast and it arrived by the weekend. I had the whole thing installed, paired and setup in my mustang in about an hour (keep in mind that I am a complete moron.) Total cost was about $120.00. I don't see myself wasting time and money at the big box place again.
Pros: Nice little unit that isnt flashy. Integrates well with iphone/siri. Microphone works really well. Pairs automatically once it is set up. Easy install with harness.
Cons: No install instructions from Crutchfield. CK3000 does not have a caller id function with iphones so you still have to look at phone to see who is calling. Magic word function is hit or miss.
Glad to finally have Bluetooth! The Parrot didn't come with directions, but eventually figured it out on my own. I ordered the vehicle specific wire harness and that made it easier to install instead of having to locate and splice into wires.
Pros: Easy and simple to use once is installed
Cons: No instruction guide
I liked the product. easy to install but it gets getting used to the settings for volume adjustment. Crutchfield tech support helped patiently to set it up correct.
Pros: Hands free talking
The Parrot CK3000 Evolution seems to be working very well, just as I expected it. The harness that came with the unit (additional cost) made installation a breeze. Installation took about a half hour (may take longer for other cars). Pairing is flawless. What can I say, I should have been smarter a long time ago and purchased a Parrot CK3000.
Pros: pairing is instantaneous, person I talk to hears me clearly, installation was easy. Unit is only a week old, and I'll have to see how it works 6 months from now.
This thing is really cool, if you don't want to change the head unit in your car. I recently bought a new/used car and really liked the stock radio so I ordered the Parrot. Good price, fast shipping, etc., however, it didn't work with my phone. I had it professionally installed, so no issue there. Turns out my android phone isn't compatible. The guy who installed it was able to make it work with HIS phone, so I know it works and its cool, however, check with support before you buy it and they can tell you if your phone is compatible. The ad stated it works with Android phones, but failed to mention its not compatible with ALL android phones. Tech support has a list of compatible phones. Other than that, very cool. (I ended up ordering a newer phone, just haven't gotten it yet).
Pros: Well built, looks good, good price
Cons: Not compatible with ALL phones. Check first
Overall, does the trick in a nice way. A couple of odd instances of dropping the BT connection initially (iPhone 4S, iOS 6), but they could be limited to this unit (Parrot tech support was very quick to respond via their online form). Would be a 5-star rating otherwise.
Hardest part of installation is deciding where to locate the mic and controls, along with running the cables for each, but that's to be expected. Simple to use. I'd get a higher model next time to get BT music from the phone, but for making and receiving calls, it's just fine.
Pros: Nice, small control unit. Simple to set up and use.
Cons: A couple of BT connection drops, but that could be just this particular unit.
Instructions are poor. I expect if you have a matching car, stereo and phone this would be an easy install. Not the case here. Harnesses are available but not for the Audiophile Lincoln system in this 2005 LS. If the instructions would address this it would have been a much quicker install. I spent more time researching what to do than I did doing this install. So since the Parrot would not work with the car speakers I also got the remote speaker. There is no mute jack to connect to on this stereo. So the simple install was cut off the harness. connect the 2 power and 1 ground wire. plug in the remote speaker. Pair your phones and it works. Done. Unless you have a phone that interfaces with the Parrot forget about all the cool voice recognition features you read in the description. Our Galaxy S III and HTC EVO don't interface. Strictly a hands free unit. It is very clear on both ends. Don't buy it for all the voice recognition unless your phone is on the list of compatible phones.
Generally speaking, it's a decent car kit if you want something simple, you're just going to make quick calls, no music, and aren't worried about software updates. If you're like me and keep up with software, stay away from this kit. The user is NOT able to update, it must be done with a proprietary serial cable that only authorized Parrot dealers have, and for me the nearest one is at least an hour away. After talking to Parrot tech support, I have to say it kind of makes sense because this is an old kit (years old) and updates aren't released very frequently. However, if there is an update and it's something that affects your brand of phone, guess what, you're in for a big inconvenience if you want it done. On the lesser side of things, my wife said call quality is just fair. I can hear her just fine, but to her it's not very clear. For me the biggy is the software, so unfortunately it's going back and I'll be looking for another model, and it could very well be another Parrot where the user can do updates.
Pros: Call quality decent, easy install with T-harness.
Cons: Dealer must do software updates.
I installed this (with the help of my brother) a couple of weeks ago and really love it. The sound quality on my end is fantastic and the microphone picks up my voice quite clearly. The installation was fairly simple, mainly because I also got a wiring harness. The only complication with the installation was knowing which mute wire to attach to but I got lucky on the first try. Absolutely no problem connecting my phone to the system.
There are a few irritants with it. First, there appears to be an echo on the other end when a person talks to me. Now, I did put the microphone lower in order to hide it (instead of up by the visor as recommended) so it's possible that's the problem. Second, working through the menu system is not intuitive and I've had to change my language back to English multiple times!
Pros: Great sound quality on my end, fairly easy installation, easy to use
Cons: Echo on other end, menu system not that great.
I have used it for two weeks and love it. I am 73 years old and I installed it myself in 45 mins.
Bought this for my wife and it is great! I installed it in a couple of hours, but it would have gone faster if I had all the right tools and knew what I was doing. Her car is a 2009 Civic Hybrid, and I purchased a harness from ParrotKits. The hardest part of the install was removing the dash and hiding the harness/control box.
Once up and running, I called my friend and talked for about half an hour driving through town, and on the freeway, and he never once asked me to repeat something I said. I then called my wife and she said it sounded great also, even on the freeway.
This thing is so easy to use, which is great, because she will ditch it if she doesn't think it is easy. Haven't tried the voice dial, or any of that stuff. I just want the call quality to be good, and it is.
Pros: somewhat easy to install, if you have a harness sounds great small size blends in to the dash
Cons: the hangup button is a little stiff, but it still works wish the volume could go louder
A necessity for any driver. Simple to use, clear on both ends. Love it!
Pros: Hands free, simple, clear
A very capable unit that makes and receives calls with a clear reception on both ends. In order to make sense of the wiring one must use the instructions from Parrot along with the ones that come from Crutchfield. The whole project seemed a bit intimidating at first but as I started following the install instructions things got easier. You just need to make sure that you take it one step at a time and double check your connections. The matching vehicle wiring harness is an absolute must. I would not recommend anyone to try it without unless you are a professional installer. I installed mine on a 2011 Pathfinder and it works as promised. I had absolutely no problems and it came on the first time I started the car.
Pros: Works very well. Better than the bluetooth that came with my stereo that I put into my previous vehicle. It is clear on both ends of the conversation and it has simple features.
Cons: My cellphone is not compatible with this unit so I cannot use the extended features like voice command; however, it is still capable of receiving and making calls. That is all I really needed.
I installed this kit in my mom's car about a year ago to comply with Maryland hand-held cellphone laws. It works, I guess. The sound quality on the receiving end is mediocre (sound quality in-car is fine), and the CK3000 keeps on forgetting the pairing, requiring my mom to re-pair frequently (and at random times). Last I checked, she had given up on using the kit because it was less distracting to talk hand-held than to get it to work.
I installed this car kit into a 2010 Hyundai Sonata GLS. I was happy to find ISO
connectors on the stock radio, making the installation super easy. I paired this with a
Droid, which paired but did not connect. After eraseing the Parrot memory (Holding the
green & red buttons down for a few seconds), the Droid paired and connected. The
pairing/connect operation is now automatic every time I start the car.
Bluetooth call operation is very good; Audio output to the car speakers is very good, and
all of those I have talked to using the Parrot have indicated they could hear me crisp and
I highly recommend this car kit to anyone looking for a convienient and well performing
bluetooth car kit.
Bought this for a client who needed a handsfree bluetooth to meed California's Driving laws.
It was easy to install and works great. My client really enjoys using it.
I purchased the kit and wiring harness that is for a Dodge Grand Caravan. However upon receiving the kit and installing, there was no sound from the parrot kit. I later found out that I have an Infinity amplified system. I called Crutchfield and talked with tech support and was told that they (or the harness company - Metra) do not have any wiring harnesses that work with amplified systems. Tech support was great and informed me that there were companies that make these harnesses to work with amplified systems, and they worked with me to locate some of these companies. I then found a harness. The harness was plug and play, and a great product.
Overall, installation was simple with the harness, minus tucking in all the new wires (I also have a USA Spec iPod integration). The sound quality is better than a headset, and the features are very easy to use. It IS iPhone compatible, which was a huge selling point for me, and uses all the features that come with the phone. If you have a very windy/loud car, you might need to modify your microphone by adding a 10 Ohm resistor into the line, which will take out the some of the sensitivity of the mic. All in all, great product!!!
The device works pretty much as advertised. It has a hard time with my Verizon
Blackberry Curve, For instance it pairs ok once, but then forgets it was paired the next
time the car turns on Also, the sound quality is a little wonky on the recievers end and
staticy inside the car. However my old Tmobile flip phone connects flawlessly every time
and sounds crystal clear... I'm willing to blame RIM and Verizon :)
This is not a plug and play Bluetooth device. I had this installed with ver 5.23 ...and it kept loosing pairing with my blackberry. Tried to get SW updated to ver 5.24 - and that is not easy....needs a serial connection cable, re-opening all the radio.
Might do it if i have time, but it has not been a good experience....so just a reminder that this device has issues.
Using the Parrot CK3000 is completely effortless. With my cell phone on and in my pocket, I sit in my car and turn on the ignition. The Parrot gives me a beep to tell me it is connected. If I get an incoming call, It silences the radio, announces the caller's name and rings through the car speakers. It answers the call and gives me another beep to tell me the line is open, and I say "hello". I talk with the caller hearing them through the car stereo speakers. When the caller hangs up, the call is ended and the radio comes back on. For the entire process, all I have to do is talk. Everything else is handled automatically.
Outgoing calls are almost as easy. I have been buying from Crutchfield for over 15 years and they are the best.
The hardest part of this installation is the removal of the radio and that wasn't hard with the instructions supplied by Crutchfield. The control box is kinda big and in some installations it might be a challenge to hide but it's not fussy and zip ties are your friends. I removed the pillar trim to hide the mike wire and make a sanitary installation; it looks good. After that, it's plug and play if you have the optional wiring harness. I would NOT attempt this install without the harness, it makes it so very easy that it's a no brainer.
Quality of the Bluetooth is good, I may install one in my other car.
I purchased the Evolution to replace the Parrot MINIKIT Slim because I liked the ability to have it mute the radio and play through the speakers. I went ahead and purchased the adapter wiring kit too because I wanted to keep my install clean. I have an after market stereo installed and use the RCA outputs to an amplifier. The adapter kit is meant for a system that is connected using the existing wiring not RCA plugs. I was able to connect it into the wiring between the amplifier and speakers with some success although the sound was not as good as expected. The thing that I could not get past was the amount of wiring and components that needed to be hidden someplace. The adapter is bulky as well as the units wiring harness. I removed the unit and will go with a head unit with built in Bluetooth to avoid the mess.
Great product for the money! Crutchfield Tech Support is the best. Had issue with the
first Parrot sent and they sent a new one. New one works perfect, I would get the
harness as well from Crutchfield. It makes it much easier to install.
Works as advertised. Get the vehicle specific wire harness. It works better that
my wife's 2009 Honda Pilot factory system. Crystal clear sound. It makes a small sound once you turn on the car to let you know is paired with your phone. It lowers the radio volume when a call is coming and resumes to play the radio once you hang up. Simple and 100% compatible with my Iphone 3G.
Before starting the installation I was a little nervous about tearing into my brand new Camry's dashboard. But I followed the step-by-step instructions provided by Crutchfield and everything went very smoothly.
I also purchased the ISO wiring harness for my vehicle which provided a simple plug-in connection. The only negative comment I have is that the wiring instructions were a little vague. There was a wire marked mute that could be connected to two different places. I could not find any details about which to use, so I just guessed and luckily it worked.
Other than the mute wire question, installation was a snap. Everything works great. Pairing the CK3000 with two cell phones was easy. I did not transfer any contacts since the phones both support voice dialing natively. The sound quality of the calls is great, and callers on the other side of the call don't even realize I'm on a speakerphone.
Overall, this is a great product. I like it so much that I'm going to purchase another for our second vehicle.
My husband bought this for me for Christmas and did the install himself in less than an hour. I LOVE the Parrot and it's really easy to work once installed. I have no problems hearing the phone ring or hearing the caller talk to me. I'm thankful to be able to keep both hands on the wheel. I don't talk much in my car but, when I have to I feel much safer using this than having to hold a phone. We liked it so much we bought one for his truck!
I love this product. It was very easy to install and set up. It is a must to buy the additional wiring adapter. I have installed many stereos and remote starts in cars. This product was a breeze. Sound Quality is great, and I like that the size is small. The only con to this, is that the wiring harness was very hard to tuck away in the small area behind the Mazda3 radio, other wise it is just plug n play with easy set up. I already ordered a second one for my 2004 Ford Freestar. The price is right considering the great engineering and quality. These should be mandatory on all vehicles.
The product itself is just about the best car kit for the price. It would've recieved a 5 if the instructions were a little better. The adding of contacts is a little hard to understand. One time I entered my daughters info and the unit asked for the cell number, home number, work number,etc. The next and subsequent contacts didn't ask for any info at all. Better instructions would have been a big help. The unit installed easily. A bit too much wire to hide, but I guess that it needs to fit a multitude of vehicles.
Great product. Looked at a few different kits and finally decided on this one, in part because Parrot products in general seem to have a solid reputation. Getting everything all hooked up to the Tel 1 interface in my Saab 9-3 was a pain. Without the prewiring there is no easy plug and play solution, so I had to buy a special wire online, the wiring kit for the pre-wired 9-3, and the one the kit came with, and I managed to hack together something that worked, but all that is probably most specific to my car and the odd electronics it comes with.
Anyways, it's all hooked up now and it works great. Looks nice in the car, doesn't look like some crazy aftermarket add on. Easy to set up and get configured. The sound quality is great, I don't think it could get much better. My father has factory Bluetooth in his Murano and this set up blows it away in terms of sound quality. The voice commands work well, and are accurate.
Overall, probably the best value out there for Bluetooth integration.
This little thing rocks!
I spent a little over 2 hours installing this little beauty into my 04 Honda Accord
this morning, and I am very impressed!
I have the factory stereo with Nav system, with an iPod adapter installed, also
purchased from Crutchfield. The instructions for installation were spot on, and
thorough, the hardest part of the install for me, was finding places behind the
radio to stuff the wires, to get everything back in place.
The bluetooth pairing with an 8 GB iPhone was flawless, and the phone calls
were crystal clear, I had no complaints from several people.
You can't go wrong, and it sure beats the wireless earpieces!
Installed in a Ford Escape Hybrid w/factory Navigation system. I couldn't find a wiring harness specific to this setup, but I managed to find specs for the Nav unit online. Installation from there was a breeze. Pairing was simple and it just all works. I've successfully paired and used it with both a Motorola KRZR k1m and an 8GB Apple iPhone. The unit mutes the radio on incoming/outgoing calls and routes the incoming voice through the factory speakers. The voice prompt navigation for configuration can be a little confusing at first, but works fine once you get the hang of it.
I have been comparing bluetooth compatible devices for a few months now and settled on the Parrot CK3000 for a few reasons. First, it enables the hands-free use of my cellphone via the car stereo speakers. I have used the Jabra earclip and just couldn't get used to it. The clip is fine, I just didn't like it.
Second, the unit is compatible with my 2006 Toyota Corolla stereo. The stereo is fine for my purposes, thus I didn't want to change it out. Crutchfield's easy to use website let me pick out all of the devices that fit my vehicle.
Lastly, the price of the Parrot CK3000, plus the wiring harness that made it a snap to install myself, brought the total cost to right around $200 delivered to my door. I just couldn't overlook that.
I'm using the Parrot and absolutely love it. The clarity is fantastic. My callers don't hear a "tinny" sound and most don't realize that I'm using a speakerphone. I could not be happier.
Thanks to both Parrot and Crutchfield!
Overview: The CK3000 Evolution Car Kit connects to your factory stereo system so you can take calls from your Bluetooth phone through your car's speakers. The kit includes an electronic control unit, keypad, and separate microphone.
Note: This device does not stream audio over Bluetooth.
Vehicle Compatibility: The Evolution car kit is compatible with select vehicle factory systems. Installation requires a vehicle-specific adapter. To verify compatibility with your vehicle, please use the Crutchfield Car Selector.
Mobile Phone Compatibility: The Evolution is compatible with most Bluetooth mobile phones on the market including the Apple iPhone. The kit allows you to register up to three different mobile phones. Please visit the following website for specific Bluetooth mobile phone compatibility listings: http://www.parrot.com/usa/compatibility.
Note: Because the Evolution does not feature phonebook sync and the iPhone does not support Object Push or Voice Recognition, the Evolution will work as a speakerphone only when used with the iPhone.
Microphone: The microphone features echo cancellation technology and background noise reduction, allowing conversations to remain clear despite noise in the vehicle.
Keypad: The keypad includes the Answer and Hang Up buttons, and the central button, which allows you to adjust the call volume and access the kit's menu system.
Voice Recognition: Thanks to the voice recognition feature, you can say a name and the Evolution will automatically dial the person's number. You can store up to 150 names in memory.
Note: This function is only available on certain phones.
TextFriendly: A new feature called TextFriendly is available for the CK3000 Evolution through a firmware update. It allows you to receive and answer texts and emails via voice. After a 6-month free trial period for new Parrot customers (or a 3-month free trial period for existing Parrot customers) a monthly fee is required to subscribe to TextFriendly.
Magic Words: Magic words are keywords used to accept an incoming call or end a call, as well as activate the voice recognition feature without taking your hands off the wheel.
Optional Speaker: The optional CK-70003S speaker kit allows you to enjoy hands-free convenience, without having to splice into your car's speaker wiring harness. The speaker has a proprietary rectangular 8-pin (2 pins present) connector that plugs into the supplied wiring.
Optional Adapters Available: An optional, vehicle-specific T-harness adapter may be available to simplify the installation of the Evolution car kit in your vehicle. The adapter plugs into this unit's power and mute cables, and it interfaces with your vehicle's factory wiring. Please, enter your vehicle in the "Outfit My Car" online vehicle selector to see if a T-harness is available for your vehicle.
Installation Location: The electronic control unit mounts under your vehicle's dash and the keypad is mounted to the dash surface. The supplied hardware allow you to mount the microphone on a vent, visor, or on the dash.
Power Cable: The power cable has a 4-pin Molex plug on one end that connects to the electronic control unit. The other end of the power cable has a 9" T-section, which plugs into the optional adapter and interfaces with the factory system.
Mute Cable: One end of the mute cable has a 10-pin Molex plug that connects to the electronic control unit and a 4-pin Molex plug that connects to the supplied keypad. The other end of the mute cable has an 8-pin rectangular male connector and 8-pin rectangular female connector that plug into the optional adapter and interface with the factory system.
Right Side of Electronic Control Unit:
Electronic Control Unit: W=6.054", H=1.181", D=2.265"
Keypad: W=1.967", H=1.887", D=0.998"
Microphone: W=0.551", H=0.552", D=1.091"
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Jun 22, 2015 ] Staff
No [ adam Apr 25, 2014 ]
No it does not. I returned the unit and instead replaced my radio with one that has built-in Bluetooth (JVC). This plays music, gets Pandora, and broadcasts GPS thru the speakers. The Parrot did none of these things. Also, the Parrot kept losing the Bluetooth connection and not automatically connecting. The JVC unit is fine with the Bluetooth. [ Richard Apr 25, 2014 ]
How???? [ PETER Apr 25, 2014 ]
No it doesn't! And there is no way to with another item or a work around. Unfortunately I didn't know that until after I installed it. Argh! [ PETER Apr 25, 2014 ]
This device does not work well. I am about to throw it away. [ BIJAN Apr 24, 2014 ]
No. It mutes the radio when a call comes in, and I guess it would be the same response to any Bluetooth connection. Check with Crutchfield to be sure. [ andrew Apr 24, 2014 ]
Yes. I have been able to play Pandora along with mp3s. [ Christopher Apr 24, 2014 ]