Pros Style. Rotary knob to navigate the menu is handy with Built-in Voice-Dialing IF, and only IF, you have a cell phone model that IS capable of the required upload of the contacts listing via Bluetooth OPP, or PBAP profile.
Cons Parrot DSP 2 is not effective in eliminating the Echo, although it does help somewhat in Noise reduction. No WIND reduction.
TTS, Text-to-Speech is for the uploaded phone book and simple pairing info only
No Caller ID announcement
Short battery life.
Summary iVoice R1 visor speaker phone sounds far better than MiniKit Slim & Chic.The Caller ID announcement of the matching Name from the contact list is actually cut-off so much as to be unusable. I catch the portion of the Caller ID name ONLY after the first 1.5 seconds have already passed. I therefore hear whatever name is still left to be spoken after the 1.5 seconds, IF the name tag is longer than 1.5 seconds.
If you have Voice-dial in your cell phone, go with an iVoice R1 for less cost, and FAR BETTER AUDIO, better battery life, and iVoice prompts including CALLER ID.
Bluetrek Surface Sound Duo speaker-phone car kit with Tattoo model Bluetooth headset included uses the same speaker technology, and ADDS a removable Bluetooth headset. Better battery life. 1 Quick press button to Redial the last number; Reject a call; Turn off the LED light (more comfortable when driving at night); Mute; Charge headset; 3 pre-registered numbers, even force the headset battery to charge when desired. Audio is about the same as the Parrot MINIKIT SLIM & Chic.
Updated on Oct 17, 2008