Overview: The Parrot MKi9100 system is a unique
Bluetooth hands-free car kit which installs in almost any vehicle. It combines
the latest Bluetooth communication technologies with a full set of services
dedicated to music. Once paired with your Bluetooth
mobile phone, the MKi9100 enables you to establish in a few seconds any phone
conversations in your vehicle without needing to handle your cell-phone, even
leaving it in your pocket. In addition to providing a wireless Bluetooth
connection, the MKi9100 offers an iPod dock connector, a USB type-A connector,
and a male 3.5mm connector for connecting all types of portable digital music
devices. Installed in your vehicle, it provides advanced hands-free performance
and control of your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone or portable digital music
player. The Parrot MKi9100 connects to your car audio system and delivers high-quality conversations and
Bluetooth Technology: Bluetooth enables voice, data and music to be
sent via a short-distance radio link. It connects a wide range
of electronic equipment without requiring additional cables. And, it extends the
communications possibilities for cell phones and
a large number of devices. The Bluetooth stereo (A2DP) profile uses the same
radio frequencies and allows the sending of music files from one device to
another. Bluetooth wireless technology offers a range of 33 feet (10 meters).
The Parrot MKi9100 supports the following Bluetooth v2.0 profiles.
- HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
- HSP Headset Profile)
- A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
- AVRCP (Advanced Video Remote Control Profile)
- OPP (Object Push Profile)
- PBAP (Phone Book Access Profile)
Bluetooth Phone And Device Compatibility: The Parrot MKi9100 is 100% Bluetooth
compatible with virtually every Bluetooth-enabled cell
phone, smartphone, PDA and iPhone (iPhone 3G/3GS/4). You can visit the Parrot website to confirm
that your cell phone is compatible -
www.parrot.com . You can pair up to 5 Bluetooth enabled devices to the
Note: The Apple iPhone 4 must be updated with the iOS 4.1 software
and the Parrot MKi kit must be updated to v1.63.
Vehicle Integration Compatibility: The Parrot MKi9100 is designed to install
seamlessly in almost any vehicle. If desired, the remote control functions can
be interfaced with your vehicle's original equipment steering wheel audio
controls using an optional available Parrot accessory harness (sold separately).
Installation: The MKi9100 connects to your aftermarket or
factory stereo system so you can take calls from your Bluetooth phone through
your car's speakers. The kit includes an electronic hide-away unit, a control
screen, external dual microphones, wireless RF remote control, installation
cable, audio cable, harness, and mounting brackets. Installation requires a
vehicle-specific adapter for factory systems. Please enter your vehicle into
"Car Selector" installation guide to see if there is a harness available for
Note: T-harnesses are available to simplify the
installation process in many vehicles. Check the Crutchfield Install Guide
to see if a T-harness is available for your vehicle. The MKi9100 can also be
hardwired, but inexperienced installers may have difficulty.
Hide-Away Box: The MKi9100 features a hide-away electronic
box which is the central brain of the system. The supplied control screen cable,
microphone, installation harness, and audio cable plug into this hide-away electronic box.
OLED Control Screen: The MKi9100 features a backlit 2.4" dot matrix
OLED control screen with a 3-line display. Phonebook contacts, calling information and music playback
information are displayed on the dash-mounted OLED screen, which also detaches
for theft prevention and comes with a soft carrying pouch. The control screen
comes with an adjustable, self-adhesive mounting bracket and soft carrying
Wireless RF Remote Control: The Parrot MKi9100 comes supplied with a
wireless remote control for operation of the Hands-Free Car Kit. The remote
features five buttons and one rotary knob. The remote operates off of a single
CR2032 3V battery. The wireless remote control allows you to make, answer or end
phone calls as well as control audio streaming. You control the MKi9100 phone and music
functions with the included
wireless RF remote that can be mounted on the steering wheel or wherever you
like in your vehicle.
External Dual Microphone: The Parrot MKi9100 features an external
double microphone with noise reduction, echo cancellation, and full duplex
operation which provides crystal clear calls at normal conversation level. The
microphone features an integrated adjustable mounting bracket with an adhesive
backing. The integrated bracket also features a mounting hole to attach the
microphone with an optional self-tapping screw. In addition, the microphone
comes supplied with a visor clip to mount to your vehicle's sun-visor.
Auto Car Stereo Muting: When a call comes in, the MKi9100
automatically mutes your car stereo and the caller's voice comes through your
Voice Recognition: The MKi9100 features user independent voice
recognition and voice synthesis (text-to-speech). To access your phonebook and
make a call, simply press the green button to start the user-independent voice
recognition. The MKi9100 recognize your voice and the name you are saying without
any prior teaching process. When you speak the name or the contact you want to
dial, the call is automatically dialed.
TextFriendly: A new feature called TextFriendly is available
for the MKi9100 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.
Phonebook: The MKi9100 allows you to upload your phonebook from your
Bluetooth enabled phone. Each time you add a contact name, the MKi9100
automatically synchronizes your cell phonebook. While you browse the phonebook,
its listings will be spoken to you out loud through your vehicle's speakers. The
MKi9100 can support up to 8,000 total contacts (1,500 per paired phone) .
Caller I.D. Announcements: If your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone
supports Caller I.D., the caller's name (if in phonebook) will be announced to
you over your vehicle's speakers. The MKi9100's control screen will also display
the name (if in phonebook).
Discreet Mode: To follow on your conversation in a discreet mode, you
can switch instantaneously the communication towards your Bluetooth headset or
your mobile phone.
Digital Music Convenience: You can stream music from your Bluetooth
enabled phone or other Bluetooth stereo (A2DP) device; or use the kit's iPod/iPhone,
USB, and 3.5mm direct connections. The MKi9100 connects to any Bluetooth Stereo
(A2DP) source such as MP3 players, musicphone, smartphones, or PDAs. The MKi9100
also comes supplied with a 5' music cable specifically designed to adapt to any sort of
digital and analog music players (iPod/ iPhone connector, a USB type-A connector
to plug any USB MP3 player, and a 3.5mm line-in input for analog sources). The
MKi9100 allows basic playback functions (Play/Pause/Fast
Forward/Rewind/Skip/Previous) of your connected Bluetooth, iPod, or USB audio
device. The MKi9100 displays the playlist of your Bluetooth, iPod connector, and
USB connected devices. All music files are played back through your car's
speakers (front and back).
Note: The unit's iPod dock connector supports 5th
generation and newer iPods and the iPhone (iPhone 3G)
with dock connection for audio playback and control, as well as charging. It does not offer
video/photo transfer. The MKi9100's display and control functions are not supported through the
unit's 3.5mm input.
Built-In Digital Amplifier: The MKi9100 features a built-in digital
20-watt amplifier to give your music a boost in power and
fidelity. You can control the volume of your music from the MKi9100's remote
Software Updates: The software in the MKi9100 can be updated from the
Parrot website via a USB or Bluetooth connection.
Hideaway Box: Width = 5.355, Height = 0.875", Depth = 4.085"
Control Screen: Width = 3.255", Height = 1.265", Depth = 0.595"
RF Remote: Width = 2.055", Height = 1.425", Depth = 1.025"
Dual Microphone: Width = 2.415", Height = 1.145", Depth = 0.855"