Parrot launches RKi8400 car stereo system
Parrot has rolled out the RKi8400 car stereo system in the US, where it will play nice with both the iPhone and the iPod. Making its debut Stateside at SEMA, this new device is proud to continue Parrot’s tradition of groundbreaking development when it comes to hands-free Bluetooth communication systems. First things first – the Parrot RKi8400 is an FM/AM RDS car stereo which will boast multiple connections for digital music and advanced hands-free telephony functions. Apart from that, it boasts a first by featuring a storage compartment located behind the removable front panel, making it the ideal place to stash away your recharging iPhone or iPod, far away from prying eyes while offering protection at the same time.
According to Kelly Zachos, director of marketing North America for Parrot, “Music lovers demand design, sound quality and convenience and the RKi8400 provides that and more in a single product. Parrot’s renowned voice recognition capabilities and sound quality provide the ultimate listening and hands-free communications experience.”
In addition, you get a generous dial and full-color display that allows you to view album covers stored in the iPhone, while playlist navigation is a snap. Whenever someone attempts to call you, the system will switch to hands-free mode automatically.
The Parrot RKi8400 with come with connectivity to both the iPhone and iPod, enabling it to achieve the double official Apple license ‘Made for iPod’ and ‘Works with iPhone’ for an added feather in its cap. The device will rely on Bluetooth wireless technology in order to let users listen to their favorite tracks via an iPhone or iPod, while you will be able to carry out crystal clear conversations thanks to Parrot’s expertise in digital acoustics for in-vehicle conversations and voice recognition via dual microphones. Other features of the Parrot RKi8400 include a USB port, an SD memory card reader, a 200-watt amplifier and a double line-in socket that caters for analog sources.