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 music.
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 (including Android), PDA, and iPhone (iPhone 3G-5S). You can visit theParrot website
to confirm that your cell phone is compatible. You can pair up to 5 Bluetooth
enabled devices to the MKi9100.
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
Crutchfield's "Car Selector" installation guide to see if there is
a harness available for your vehicle.
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
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 pouch.
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
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 (up to 2,500 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 control.
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"