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Parrot MINIKIT Plus Speaker Phone – Giveaway!

The Parrot MINIKIT Plus is a great little Bluetooth device allowing you to be hands free while talking on your Bluetooth equipped smartphone or mobile phone. You can use up to 2 phones with the dual mode feature and select which is the main phone. This is great for when we are both in the car and want to use hands free. It can be updated with different languages and works with a large number of mobile phone including Android smartphones and iPhones. This kit required no professional installation and is easy for anyone to install and setup.

In many states, including ours of Oregon it is illegal to talk while handling your mobile phone while driving. The only way this is legal is by having either an in the ear headset or a speaker phone system. Having experience with another maker of speaker phone the biggest problem I had was the volume of the speaker. It made it very difficult to listen to what was being said. The MINIKIT+ has a volume control, but the maximum volume is very loud.

What else is nice about the Parrot MINIKIT+ is the vocal hands-free setup. It has a feature called magic words allowing the user to answer or decline phone calls by voice command. So when you’re getting a call, you can say accept or reject to answer and decline the call. This can be turned on and off.

Parrot MINIKIT Plus on VisorThe MINIKIT+ can store 2,000 contacts into it and you can use the MINIKIT+ to call contacts, while keeping your hands off your phone. When incoming calls are received, if the caller is in your contact list it will announce the callers name. To make out-going calls you can manually scroll through your contacts by using the dial knob or you can push the speak button and say the contacts name and it will dial it for you, real hands free. If you want to program your own voice recognition for your contacts it is possible, but by default the MINIKIT+ will use its own voice recognition system

The Parrot MINIKIT+ is easy to setup with your smartphone. With most smartphones it will import your contacts automatically, and if it doesn’t it is easy to import your list. We did have a problem with one of our phones because it kept pulling entire contact lists from Facebook and Google contacts. So if this is the case you may have either remove those programs or just not use the contacts or just make sure that you speak the correct name. The MINIKIT+ has the ability to connect up to 10 phones but only 2 will be in use when in proximity. If your using the MINIKIT+ and you get a call on your other phone, the second phone will ring and not interrupt the initial call.


Other options include vocal service for SMS and email access. This means you can listen to text messages and emails via the MINIKIT+, allowing you to multitask and keep your eyes on the road. To be honest I only recommend using these types of devices for calls and as needed.

You can also listen to your music playlists through the Parrot (good for outings if you want a small loud speaker), along with GPS applications to listen to the turn by turn directions, much better than using your smartphones weak speaker. When you get an incoming call, the GPS will stop and start again after the call.

The Parrot MINIKIT+ has a vibration sensor which activates the unit when you get into your car and will connect to whatever phone you have on you. So depending on who is using the car, that phone will connect automatically upon entry. The MINIKIT+ is a loud, yet little device that makes taking and placing calls easy. The Parrot MINIKIT+ has voice canceling technology, long a battery life (12 hours of talk time, up to 6 months in low power mode) thanks to the Parrot P6i 416MHz processor, and compatibility with many makes and types of smartphones and Bluetooth equipped mobile phones. It is easy to update when needed.

Looking for a slim, yet loud and clear speaker phone, the Parrot MINIKIT+ is a good choice. No need for a ear piece and the voice commands make it simple and very safe to use.

TIPS for driving while talking:

  • Warn people when you’re driving to keep calls shirt.
  • Do not get involved in complicated or emotional conversations.
  • DO not hold your mobile phone while talking in the car, hence the reason for the MINIKIT+.
  • If possible park your car in s safe area, not on shoulders.
  • Keep your hands on wheel and use voice commands.
  • NEVER text (SMS) while driving.

Giveaway!

We have one Parrot MINIKIT Plus Speaker Phone to also give away!

Main Entry: Tell me how you make calls while driving.

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Giveaway ends 5-1-2012

163 Comments

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    I pull over or call before driving



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  6. Brittney House on May 1, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    I dont make calls, i just wait til I pull over, or get out of the car.



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  19. shirley pebbles on May 1, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    I usually don’t because I just have a regular cell phone and it is hard for me to do.



  20. Jane H on May 1, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I don’t make calls while I’m driving. I will either wait until I reach my destination or pull in a parking lot somewhere.



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  22. christal c on May 1, 2012 at 11:42 am

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  24. julieann falls on May 1, 2012 at 9:11 am

    As the mom of a 17 year old, I don’t make calls while driving (until I get a bluetooth or hands free device)



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  27. Michelle H. on May 1, 2012 at 8:22 am

    I try not too, since my daughter recently broke my bluetooth.



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  29. Veronica Garrett on May 1, 2012 at 6:29 am

    I use my phone. I know it is a bad idea.



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  32. ferriz on May 1, 2012 at 4:18 am

    i dont. you have to be hands free in cali and i dont have a device 🙁



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  40. R Hicks on April 30, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    I rarely if ever make calls while driving. I wait til I can pull over into a parking lot.

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  43. Gianna on April 30, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Pulling over.



  44. Kayla on April 30, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    I have a blue tooth, but it is not working very well.



  45. Roxann Clark on April 30, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I answer the call, but I normally don’t talk much while driving.
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  48. meme on April 30, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    I eithe wait till I am at a stop light or I can safely pull over



  49. Scott D on April 30, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    I have sync in my car that connect to my iPhone! a great way to make calls!



  50. Ed Nemmers on April 30, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I do not drive and use the phone.



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  53. Kathleen on April 30, 2012 at 4:06 pm

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  58. William Hull on April 30, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I normally use the built-in speakerphone but the quality isn’t that great. Would love this device!



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  63. Valerie Taylor Mabrey on April 30, 2012 at 10:26 am

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  64. Diane Baum on April 30, 2012 at 10:01 am

    With great difficulty, so I wait to make calls till I’m at red lights



  65. dario moniz on April 30, 2012 at 9:44 am

    i put it on speaker and leave it on my lap



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  69. Jennifer on April 30, 2012 at 7:30 am

    I use my speakerphone when driving… usually sitting the phone on my shoulder!



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  72. Angela Cisco on April 29, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    I don’t make calls when driving



  73. DAMIAN JARREAU on April 29, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    I don’t make calls while driving



  74. Bev on April 29, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Generally I have the kids answer while I’m driving and relay messages.



  75. Daniel M on April 29, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    i try not to phone at all while driving



  76. Tiffany Hoyt on April 29, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    I call with my cell phone right now.



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  78. tamar on April 28, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    I don’t at all… 🙂



  79. Brenda Elsner on April 28, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I don’t talk on the phone while driving.



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  84. Marysa N. on April 28, 2012 at 7:27 pm

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  88. Christine on April 27, 2012 at 5:50 pm

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  92. DEBRA HALL on April 26, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    i dont answer my phone while driving



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  101. ShellieAndBrutus on April 25, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    I don’t make calls while driving at all.



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  105. Susan Chester on April 25, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    It’s illegal in Oregon, so we don’t answer or make calls while driving. This would be great!
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  106. Jean F on April 25, 2012 at 3:43 am

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  117. Christina on April 23, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    I don’t make calls while driving now – too dangerous!



  118. Jacob LaFountaine on April 23, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    I don’t talk on the phone while I drive plus I don’t usually take my cell with me while I’m out



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  121. Karen Gonyea on April 22, 2012 at 9:35 am

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  127. Jaime on April 22, 2012 at 4:33 am

    I’m awful – I just talk. This would be great!



  128. Brittani on April 21, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    I just use my phone 😡



  129. Nicole Strunk on April 21, 2012 at 6:47 pm

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  130. Dwayne Berry on April 21, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    I try not to make calls while driving, but if I absolutely have to, I use my cell phone.



  131. lisa kay on April 21, 2012 at 6:52 am

    I use to do it with ONSTAR but dont have it anymore so right now I try not try not to talk on it..



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  138. Angela Winesburg on April 20, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    I use a headset, thanks



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  145. Monique Rizzo on April 20, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    On speakerphone.Thanks for the chance.
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  146. BM on April 20, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    I hook my cell phone to a amplifier that works throught the 12v outlet. It is barely audible.



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  148. Happi Shopr on April 20, 2012 at 11:43 am

    I don’t make or take calls while driving – I’m just now learing how to drive.



  149. Amy Zachek on April 20, 2012 at 8:26 am

    I don’t make calls while driving, I’m very opposed to it. Also I’m too busy singing! 🙂



  150. Nicole Strunk on April 19, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    I have a head set that plugs into my phone. It likes to cut out, so I don’t make many calls while driving.



  151. Heather H on April 19, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I have enabled blue tooth in my car stereo



  152. Alex on April 19, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    since i don’t have a bluetooth head set, i refrain from making and receiving calls while driving. this sure would help!



  153. Timmy on April 19, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I never!



  154. Kathlyne Brown on April 19, 2012 at 10:29 am

    I have bluetooth integrated into my car, but the last couple of days it hasn’t been working!



  155. Shannon Baas on April 19, 2012 at 10:22 am

    I don’t.



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  157. Naomi on April 19, 2012 at 9:50 am

    I have a bluetooth set up in my car but it would be great to have one in Bob’s car, too!



  158. Adrienne gordon on April 19, 2012 at 9:33 am

    my car has a link to my phone



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  162. rebecca Norton on April 19, 2012 at 8:55 am

    I just use my speaker phone. Its hands free in Cali too.



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