Parrot SK 4000: Bluetooth Hands-Free Motorcycle Kit

[CES 2008] I saw the Parrot SK 4000 at ShowStoppers at CES last week and I finally have the time to publish about it. With this kit you can make and take calls, listen to FM radio or to your favorite digital music while riding your motorcycle. The microphone is mounted on a flexible coupling and the headset speakers are positioned inside the helmet. It links automatically to your Bluetooth A2DP enabled cell phone and you can plug in an iPod or other music player.

It is easy to access all devices functions using the remote control (photo: the device in front of the helmet) that mounts on the handlebars. You can browse your phone book and initiate a phone call via the Text-to-Speech technology.

Technical specifications in the full article

Technical specifications (from the manufacturer)

Full duplex
Built-in omnidirectional microphone, with wind guard
Advanced noise reduction
Echo cancellation
Voice menus
Multi-speaker voice recognition
Text-to-Speech (TTS) synthesis – speaks the phone book to you
Built-in codec: SBC decoder:
FM/RDS tuner – TTS speaks the stations call letters
Input: 3.5 mm jack for iPod® or other digital music player
Bluetooth A2DP
Stereo Widening & Virtual Super Bass effects

Interface :
Helmet control unit: 4 buttons (answer, hang up, volume control)
Audio unit: 1 microphone, 2 speakers
Remote control: 5 buttons (answer, hang up,select audio source, browse menus, radio search, next, back, stop)

General :
Number of contacts: total of 8,000
Pairing of up to 10 devices
Automatic connection by pairing order

Bluetooth v2.0
Supported files:
HFP (Hands Free Profile)
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Protocol)
OPP Sync (Object Push Protocol)
PBAP (Phone Book Access Profile)
Range: 33 feet (10 meters)
Pairing by PIN code
Update by Bluetooth

Helmet component:
Height: 2.6″ (68mm)
Thickness: 1.2″ (30.5mm)
Width: 2.5″ (64mm)
Remote control:
Height: 3.5″ (90mm)
Thickness: 1.7″ (43mm)
Width: 1.0″ (23mm)

Parrot P5+
Flash = 256 Mbits – RAM= 64 Mbits

Kit contents
1 USB/mini USB cable
1 battery charger
1 TORX screwdriver
1 user guide

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