Pros Sound quality and size, super easy pairing to phone and use.
Cons Menu voice feedback sound a little digitized.
Summary This is the best bluetooth kit I have so far, it has the loudest speaker volume and clearest conversation via bluetooth connection. The voice recongnition function is superb and I don't even need to do additional setup, I paired it with my RAZR V3R and use the name dial or digit dial features on the phone and it works flawlessly, as long as you say the words clearly and it works like a charm.
The easiest way to take advantage of the voice dial is re-do your phone's phonebook, try to make it simple as possible and it works better, as usual while driving it pick up road noise and MAY not work perfectly. I tried it a few times and road noise or wind noise is loud, it's still work perfectly.
Conclusion: Best sounding, small size and light weight, works anywhere, long battery life and talk time, built-in Li-On battery, automatic pair with phone when unit is on, the price is right, the most important is user friendly operation, I buy it for few reasons: Safer driving phone conversation, don't like the BT headset...it's not comfortable while driving and it's required in California beginning year 2008.
I gave the Parrot Minikit two thumbs up.
"Disappointing"on by FieldDeputy
Pros average performance
Cons lose sync, sounds like speakerphone
- works ok, just as well as typical bluetooth headset
- battery life pretty good; doesn't require frequent charging even after moderate use
- can save contacts on headset and use voice recognition to call contacts
- does not cancel out much background noise; receiver hears background
- drops out of sync with phone unexpectedly
- regularly need to attempt to sync up phone to headset multiple times
- not loud enough to receiver
- sounds like a speakerphone to both parties(was hoping to sound more natural)
- need to have phone and headset close vicinity (roughly less than 7ft), otherwise connection will drop
- freezes up occassionally
I own a Sony Ericcson K550i; not sure if it's phone's fault or headset for problems. But I have owned previous headsets that did not drop sync and had better sound quality on both ends. Despite its promises of background cancellation, it just doesn't do it.
Works like a mid-tier quality bluetooth but not worth price with its many issues.
Do not go with this product. Friend uses Jawbone and he recommends it highly.
"Works great"on by GolferJL
Pros Easy to use
Cons Visor clip could be better
Summary I like the portablity of the unit. Setup instructions were easy to follow. Voice was loud and clear. Works with VZ Navigator.
My only complaint is that when clipped to the visor the angle was difficult to touch the correct button. I overcame that by getting some industrial velcro and I have it now setting on the dash. Parrot should look at that option. Also when it sits on the drivers side visor I kept bumping it with my head at times getting in and out of the car. I have not set up the voice regonition yet but it looks fairly simple.
"Parrot Mini Kit"on by daytona87
Pros Ease of use
Cons Hates the cold
Summary When it works, it is great. The English accent can make you think but not a big deal. Had some trouble with mine until I realized it was due to the cold. When I brought it into the house with me, at the end of the day, the next morning it was fine. Voice pickup is fine with little interference from other noise sources. I have 3 now and they all work great.
Pros Good battery life
Cons Sounds terrible, caller voice volume goes in and out with Blackberry. Would ring for no reason, no incoming call.
Summary I've owned three of these and I'm done. Crap. Find something better.