Would you like to work at the FCC? After all, that seems to be the place to be when it comes to picking up the latest and greatest gizmos for you to play around with. Well, the Parrot Asteroid Mini multimedia system for vehicles which was unveiled to the masses in October might be well on its way to the general public soon. Of course, this being a system that offers GPS mapping functionality, we do tend to ask ourselves whether there is still a market among the public for a standalone automotive GPS device, considering how our smartphones and tablets have turned out to be pretty powerful devices in their own right that can also help you find your way around unfamiliar territory.

Back to the Parrot Asteroid Mini, this bad boy will come withGPS mapping functionality at its core, while letting you manage calls and music at the same time. It will play nice with both iOS- and Android-powered devices, hooking up to them via Bluetooth connectivity, where it is also accompanied by a single USB port for you to slip in a 3G dongle. A 3.2-inch TFT color display is there, although touching it isn’t going to yield any response since this is no touchscreen device. At least there is a wireless remote control for you to play with. The Parrot Asteroid Mini will ship sometime in February next year Stateside for $300 a pop.

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