Las Vegas - Parrot introduced at the SEMA Show what it's calling the first Bluetooth hands-free and multifunction kit adapted to all models and compatible with all operating systems.
SEMA is being held here this week at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The Parrot MiniKit Smart, which will be available this month for $129, has a docking bay that can be used with any smartphone measuring from 56mm to 70mm wide. The Bluetooth connection transmits calls and GPS directions via an integrated 2-watt speaker, and installation is done with a swiveling suction cup and a magnet for the docking bay.
A retractable microphone is included. According to Parrot, the MiniKit Smart has one-week autonomy on standby and 10 hours of talktime.
The kit can be recharged with the car's DC power outlet, and it also charges the smartphones while in use. Other features include the ability to store multiple phone books and voice recognition.