: Parrot Bluetooth Kits



Cadillacboy
01-22-08, 05:30 PM
Parrot ....I mean no bird lol ...So anybody has a parrot car kit in their car ?
I am gonna buy Parrot bluetooth kit .You know some kits come with the module that requires some pro installation while some kits are just running on their own like minikit .
My main concern is namely on ABS system .Can only using this minikit (picture 1 ) http://www.parrot.biz/uk/products/parrotminikit/new_minikit/image/bluetooth_minikit.gif provide enough protection for main electronical components to cars or buying a pro kit like this one w/ LCD screen
http://www.parrot.biz/uk/products/3200ls-color/texte_fck/image/parrot3200-ls-color-small.jpg is a better way to go ?

HITMONEY
01-22-08, 05:57 PM
Weird you just posted this...

I am trying to find out if the Parrot 3200LS (the color screen) will work in my car.

Cadillacboy
01-22-08, 06:11 PM
Yeah, it should work on your car but if that minikit is giving you enough protection why would buy such a complex kit beside you need to find a good place to put that LCD screen w/o looking originality ? lol But hey you're an electronic bug aren't you ? ;)

hardrockcamaro@mac.c
01-23-08, 03:39 AM
I have always fitted Parrot Bluetooth kits (mono screen, think the model might be 3,000) to the work vans and cars and they are definately the best out there, certainly the best I have used.

Mike location is important of course.

HITMONEY
01-23-08, 01:46 PM
Yeah, it should work on your car but if that minikit is giving you enough protection why would buy such a complex kit beside you need to find a good place to put that LCD screen w/o looking originality ? lol But hey you're an electronic bug aren't you ? ;)


I have read that the Parrot car kit doesn't connect to some systems for the radio muting feature, and I want to make sure it does before I buy it.

But I have also been looking at some other cools devices...

http://bluetoothlounge.com/new-devices/modoofree-bluetooth-car-kit-and-rearview-mirror/

This looks very cool too even though it has no display..

http://direct.motorola.com/hellomoto/T505/

And Nokias solution...

http://bluetoothlounge.com/news/328/

HITMONEY
01-23-08, 01:48 PM
Here is what I am probably going to do...

I got these for my brother for xmas, they are awesome. I didn't want to give them to him... lol

http://oakley.com/pd/4154

Playdrv4me
01-23-08, 01:56 PM
I'm lost... what does a bluetooth kit have to do with your ABS system?

HITMONEY
01-23-08, 02:07 PM
I'm lost... what does a bluetooth kit have to do with your ABS system?

That part didn't make sense to me either.

Cadillacboy
01-23-08, 03:40 PM
I took it w/ grain of salt too .Some time ago a guy crushed his W210 MB E Class ,he hit the barriers .He said he was talking to the phone at that time and when he slammed the brakes his brakes were locked . His service manager had told him that cell phone signals could damage ABS unite .
I believe that's not proven yet whether talking to your phone w/o kits can damage your electronical systems or vice versa . I also read somewhere that using solely bluetooth earphones instead of bluetooth kits also no good for your car due to same reasons .

blunted
01-24-08, 10:43 AM
I have read that the Parrot car kit doesn't connect to some systems for the radio muting feature, and I want to make sure it does before I buy it.

But I have also been looking at some other cools devices...

http://bluetoothlounge.com/new-devices/modoofree-bluetooth-car-kit-and-rearview-mirror/

This looks very cool too even though it has no display..

http://direct.motorola.com/hellomoto/T505/

And Nokias solution...

http://bluetoothlounge.com/news/328/

I got this rear view one for Christmas http://www.hammacher.com/publish/72986.asp?promo=QSearch

So far no real complaints, after sending it a few contacts it display the names otherwise it shows just the number. Has a built in speaker but it also works with your car speakers over FM if you wanna go that route. Also works with voice dial if your phone has it. The part I like most about it though, is lets say you get a personal call and you have people in the car, you can grab the earpiece off the side of the mirror and the call instantly goes to that and nobody can hear the conversation.

HITMONEY
01-24-08, 12:28 PM
The thing about a rear view for my car is that my stock mirror has the onstar controls on it and I am not sure I want to mess with all that.

blunted
01-24-08, 02:10 PM
It clips on to your existing mirror.. install is under 2 minutes. If you use your OnStar alot then yea it would cover the button which wouldn't work for you. I thought it might look kind of retarded on top of the old one but once I put it on it blended in fine.

Playdrv4me
01-24-08, 02:15 PM
I think he meant more that he doesn't want to mess with the complications that might occur removing the stock mirror and causing some sort of malfunction within the Onstar system, because as far as I know Onstar on an 02 DTS is probably worthless now anyway, unless you've got one of the upgrade capable vehicles.

blunted
01-24-08, 02:38 PM
I think he meant more that he doesn't want to mess with the complications that might occur removing the stock mirror and causing some sort of malfunction within the Onstar system

You dont have to remove the mirror. Everything stays exactly the same, clips on top of it.. just like people used to clip on tinted lenses onto their glasses. lol :cool2:

HITMONEY
01-24-08, 04:07 PM
I got the upgrade to my Onstar, and i use the onstar phone, not really onstar itself.

but maybe if I had this I wouldn't use the onstar phone as much.


my NAV has a built in phone with a phonebook and everything , but I can't get it to work, I made a thread about it a long time ago and nobody knew either.