Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit
Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit
Overview: The Parrot MiniKit+ offers hands-free
communication in the vehicle for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, smartphone,
or iPhone. It also provides wireless audio streaming of music & navigation
instructions from your Bluetooth enabled mobile device. The Parrot MiniKit+ is
fitted with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery & includes a 12-volt cigarette
lighter charger. The MiniKit+ also comes with a convenient sun visor mount.
Bluetooth Compatibility: The Parrot MiniKit+ Bluetooth
hands-free car kit is 100% Bluetooth compatible (Bluetooth V2.1 +EDR) and works
with most Bluetooth enabled mobile phones, smartphone, & iPhones The Parrot MiniKit+ is
compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles - HFP, PBAP, OPP, & A2DP.
- HFP (Hands-Free Profile): Hands-free communication with
your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone in the vehicle (incoming/outgoing
- OPP (Object Push Profile): Phonebook transfer from your
Bluetooth enabled mobile phone to the Bluetooth hands-free car kit.
- PBAP (Phone Book Access Profile): Phonebook access from
your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone to the Bluetooth hands-free car kit.
- A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile): Music &
navigation audio streaming from your Bluetooth enabled phone to the
hands-free car kit.
Pairing: The Parrot MiniKit+ can be paired with up to
10 smartphones. If you attempt to pair an eleventh phone, the kit says "memory
Automatic Connection: Once your smartphone is paired to the
Parrot MiniKit+, the connection between both devices will be automatically
established each time you turn on the Parrot MiniKit+. If several phones paired
with the Parrot MiniKit+ are in the vehicle, the Parrot MiniKit+ automatically
connects itself to the last phone you used with it.
Note: Depending on the model of your smartphone, you may
have to authorize the connection to the Parrot MiniKit+ to allow the
Vibration Sensor: The Parrot
MiniKit+'s vibration sensor will switch it into On mode & automatically connect
it to your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone as soon as you enter your vehicle.
Integrated Microphone & Speaker: The Parrot MiniKit+ features an omni-directional
microphone with APA echo cancellation, as well as advanced Parrot NR3 noise
reduction & a flat-panel speaker with NXT technology.
- Omni-Direction Mic: The Parrot MiniKit+ employs an omni-directional
mic with noise reduction & echo cancellation so you can be confident that
the person you're talking to can hear you clearly.
- NXT Technology Speaker: The NXT technology flat-panel speaker
allows for incredible flexibility when positioning the MiniKit+ in the
Ergonomic Interface: You
can browse through the menus using the Parrot MiniKit+'s rotary knob, validate
with the green button, or cancel the action by simply pressing the red button.
Software Update: Download
software updates for free on the Parrot website. These updates will enable
you to receive new features & improve compatibility. Simply connect the Parrot
MiniKit+ to your computer via the included USB cable and go to the Parrot
Note: Latest available
software version is
1.07 (as of Nov. 2011).
Hands-Free Communication: The Parrot MiniKit+ supports
Bluetooth hands-free communication from your Bluetooth enabled smartphone. The
unit's built-in microphone and speaker lets you carry on a phone conversation
without ever having to pickup up your mobile smartphone.
Smartphone Compatibility: The Parrot MiniKit+ is compatible
with all Bluetooth enabled smartphones for hands-free communication; including
Acer, iPhone, BlackBerry, HTC, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Siemens, Sony,
T-Mobile, Toshiba, & more (as of November 2011). Please visit the following
website for specific Bluetooth mobile phone compatibility listings:
Multipoint (Dual Mode): You may
simultaneously connect two Bluetooth telephones & receive incoming calls on
either one easily. When two phones are connected to the Parrot MiniKit+, one of
the phones becomes the main phone & the other is the secondary phone. You can
receive calls from the main or secondary phone. The Parrot MiniKit+ ringtone
varies according to the phone receiving the call. Only the phone book of your
main phone may be accessed through the Parrot MiniKit+, and you can only make
calls using the main phone. If you receive a call on one of the phones while you
are already on a call with the other phone, only the phone receiving the call
will ring. This new call can only be picked up from the phone (not the MiniKit+).
Note: In Dual Mode, the
Parrot MiniKit+ attempts to connect to all paired phones in the vehicle. If
there are more than two paired phones in the vehicle, the device connects to
the two phones with the oldest pairing.
Variable Ring Tones: The
Parrot MiniKit+ signals incoming calls using different ring tones, thereby
letting you know which telephone is receiving the call (during multipoint
Receiving A Call: An incoming call is indicated by an
audible ringtone. If the number is recorded in the phonebook of the smartphone
connected to the Parrot MiniKit+, the name of the caller is announced. You can
press the green/red button or use the "Magic Words" to accept or reject a
- If you want to answer the call, say "Accept" or press the green button
- If you want to refuse the call, say "Reject" or press the red button.
Phonebook: The first time you use the Parrot MiniKit+, it
synchronizes its phonebook with your Bluetooth enabled smartphone's phonebook.
It can support up to 2,000 contacts per smartphone (up to 10) and a total of
20,000 contacts for all paired phones (up to 10). This synchronization will
re-launch itself each time your phonebook has been modified.
Note: Only the contacts stored in the phone memory are
synchronized. If your contacts are stored in the SIM card memory, transfer
them into the phone's memory first. If your smartphone doesn't support
automatic synchronization, you can also send contacts manually from your
smartphone to the car kit via Bluetooth.
Voice Recognition: All your contacts, after automatic
synchronization, are directly provided with a voice tag in the Parrot MiniKit+.
Consequently, you don't have to record your own voice tag on each contact to
make a call via the voice recognition process.
Note: If the Parrot MiniKit+ doesn't understand the name
of one of your contacts or if a voice tag is too long, you can record a new
Text-To-Speech: If you wish to find a last name, a first name, or a
nickname; you can browse through your directory & listen to
Parrot MiniKit+ read the names of all your contacts, then validate with a single click
to place the call.
Call Waiting: During a call, you can receive a second call;
while putting the first call on hold.
Transfer A Call: During a call, you can transfer the phone
call from the Parrot MiniKit+ to your smartphone for a more private
Managing Voice Mail: During a call, the Parrot MiniKit+ allows you to
send DTMFs (dual-tone multi-frequency signaling) to manage your voice mail.
TextFriendly: TextFriendly allows you to receive & answer texts/emails via voice recognition through the Parrot MiniKit+. After a 6-month free
trial period for new Parrot customers a monthly fee is required to subscribe to TextFriendly.
Note: Compatible most phones & operating systems; such as
Apple iOS, Blackberry OS, Symbian, etc.
Bluetooth A2DP Profile: Thanks to the Bluetooth A2DP audio
profile, you can listen to navigation instructions or stored music from your
smartphone on the Parrot MiniKit+.
Music Playback: You can use the Parrot MiniKit+ to listen to songs stored on
your Bluetooth mobile phone. If you receive a call while streaming music, the music will be
Note: The MiniKit+ does not feature Bluetooth Profile AVRCP
& does not offer control of your music device.
GPS Instructions: If your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone supports the GPS
features & is equipped with Bluetooth (A2DP profile), the navigation
instructions can be played through the Parrot MiniKit+. When you receive a call,
the navigation instructions are interrupted automatically & then resumed when
you end your call.
Visor Mount: The Parrot MiniKit+
features an integrated spring-clip & comes with an elastic strap that mounts the
device to your vehicle's sun visor. The elastic mounting strap is easily
reversible whether you have your sun visor down or up.
Note: Depending on the
model of your vehicle, you can also use the clip located on the back of the
Parrot MiniKit+ to fix the device directly to the sun visor of your vehicle
(without elastic strap).
Rechargeable Battery: The Parrot MiniKit+ features an
integrated lithium-ion battery. It can be recharged via the included 12-volt
cigarette lighter adapter & USB cable. The rechargeable battery provides 12
hours of talk time and up to 15 days of standby time.
The lithium-ion battery takes approximately 3.5 hours to charge.
Note: The Parrot MiniKit+ must be charged before being
used for the first time.
12-Volt Cigarette Lighter Adapter: The Parrot MiniKit+
includes a 12-volt cigarette lighter adapter used to charge the device's
integrated lithium-ion battery. The 12-volt cigarette lighter adapter plugs into
the parrot MiniKit+'s mini-USB (type-B) port using the included 6' USB cable,
& then into your vehicle's 12-volt/cigarette lighter port.
Note: When battery level is low, a voice prompt is played. It will
then beep ever minute before turning off or being recharged.
Sleep Mode: If the Parrot MiniKit+ has not been connected to any phone
for 5 minutes, it automatically switches to Sleep mode.