Product Comparison: Parrot Minikit Neo 2 HD vs Jabra Freeway (100-46000000-02)


General Specifications
Brand
Parrot
Jabra
Model
Minikit Neo 2 HD
Freeway (100-46000000-02)
Origin
France
China
About the Product
Tell it what you want and it does it! Switch between two telephones, listen to your music, let it be your guide... The Parrot Minkit Neo 2 HD includes several features to help you concentrate on the road. With the free Minikit Neo 2 application, you can even ask it to do more, like find your car. Easy to install and use, it gives you HD-quality sound.
The new Jabra FREEWAY in-car speakerphone makes handsfree calls sound better than ever – and makes controlling them effortless. It is the first in-car speaker-phone to have a 3-speaker stereo system and virtual surround sound, which makes the audio crisper, clearer and more vibrant than ever before. And with its dual microphone technology, you can say goodbye to unwanted background noise.
Key Specs
Number Of Speakers
1
3
Talk Time
10 hours
14 hours
Standby Time
15 days
40 days
Bluetooth Version
4.0
2.1
Bluetooth Profiles
HFP 1.6, A2DP, PBAP
EDR, eSCO, A2DP, AVRCP, PBAP
Paired Devices (up to)
2
8
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Parrot Minikit Neo 2 HD Voice controlled portable Bluetooth hands-free kit
  • Having both the first Neo which is in the wife's car and now having this in my truck, I can attest that these are great devices.
  • Pairing is pretty straight forward, especially on my Android running Lollipop 5.0.1. For Lollipop, you just open up the bluetooth settings and that scans for devices waiting to be paired.
  • Much improved clip system. I had the first gen of this BT system and it wouldn't clip on to my older car's thick visor without the clip breaking. This version has a better range for the clip and it slides into the visor perfectly, and securely.
  • The device itself is also great. I use it on a convertible top-down and have no issues hearing callers. Importantly they say they hear me perfectly and they do not year any wind noise. This Neo 2 HD does the job I needed it to do!
  • Lousy voice recognition. Doesn't understand the name I say to call and does wrong dials as a result.
  • While call volume is good, the volume for music or audio books is weak.
Jabra Freeway (100-46000000-02) A2DP
  • The battery lasts for a long time, I think I've only had to charge it like three times in two months.
  • It holds a charge a remarkable amount of time, which is key.
  • This is actually my second one, I think I wore out my previous one after nearly seven years it lived it the car even in the heat of summer. It is by far one of my favorite purchases ever.
  • While not cheap, the Jabbra FREEWAY delivers excellent audio quality for phone calls, which is my primary requirement. I bought it because I have a ten-year old SUbaru that is still very servicable, but wanted a quality bluetooth hands-free setup for my iPhone.
  • While not cheap, the Jabbra FREEWAY delivers excellent audio quality for phone calls, which is my primary requirement.
Size & Weight
Height
3.75 in.
0.7 in.
Width
2.1 in.
4.7 in.
Depth
1.77 in.
3.9 in.
Weight
2.4 oz.
4.1 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Parrot Minikit Neo 2 HD Voice controlled portable Bluetooth hands-free kit
  • A great little way to go hands free.
  • The unit is smaller than I expected, but the audio quality is much better than expected.
  • It is small, beautifully designed and slips right off the visor and into a purse or pocket.
Jabra Freeway (100-46000000-02) A2DP
  • Nice size -- very small and light, while still feeling sturdily made and good quality.
  • The sound quality of music through the speakers is very good for their size and the size of the unit overall.
  • Size is similar one square and the other longer and narrow but I do like the button placement better on the Roadster as well.
  • The design of the speakerphone is wonderful. Some people might not like it's size, but I have no problem with it.
  • First, don't believe the description. The actual speakerphone (Freeway) is 4" x 4.5", not the 4.56x6.97, which is size of the box it came in.
Features
Operating Range
33 ft.
30 ft.
Charging Time
3 hours
2 hours
Holder Type
Clip
Metal clip for a sun visor
Voice Control
Yes
Yes
Voice Guidance
Yes
Yes
Spoken Caller ID
Yes
Yes
Playback Control
Yes
No
FM Transmitter
No
Yes
Extras
3W speaker, Full duplex, Built-in multidirectional microphone, Output via vibrating panel, Voice prompts for all menus, Advanced Voice Recognition, Natural sounding Text-To-Speech (reads the names in the phonebook)
Supreme audio with 3 speakers, virtual surround sound and noise reduction, Make and answer calls using just your voice, Turns off and on automatically
What customers say about "Features"
Parrot Minikit Neo 2 HD Voice controlled portable Bluetooth hands-free kit
  • Portable (between our two cars, traveling, etc), supports multiple phones, voice recognition, battery monitoring, app, overall ease of use.
  • It was easy to set up and operates exactly as stated by Parrot. My wife has used it to receive calls while driving and is very happy that she can now do so without risking a moving violation.
  • Solid sound quality for a bluetooth speaker. Sometimes when switching from my iPhone to the Parrot Minikit, sound quality gets bad but most of the time it's really clear and loud.
  • I have had several Parrot Bluetooth speakers in the past and overall have been very satisfied. My main complaint with this particular model is that it does not hold a charge for very long at all. I have to charge it nearly everyday and it is somewhat cumbersome at times to use some of the features.
  • Design makes it easy to use without looking. Worked very well for 2 days then it completely died. No charge indication, would not turn on - gone.
  • Feels cheaply made. Does not hold charge as described. Inconsistent performance when making calls. At times asks what number you are calling when you have the radio in your car on.
  • When it works, it works well. Problem is that within 2 months it stop holding a charge. Vendor is going to replace it.
Jabra Freeway (100-46000000-02) A2DP
  • Speaker is fairly loud and callers sound very good at a reasonable volume.
  • Music sounds decent as well using only the device speakers.
  • It also has an FM transmitter feature, and the thing is horrendous. I'm aware of the general issues around FM transmitters, and have used a dedicated one from Belkin with good results.
  • What sets this device aside is the FM transmitter built in for calls or music. It's a very cool feature but falls short a bit.
  • The FM broadcast isn't very strong...my older unit sounds twice as good when broadcasting to the radio.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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