Product Comparison: Parrot Minikit vs Jabra Cruiser


General Specifications
Brand
Parrot
Jabra
Model
Minikit
Cruiser
Origin
France
China
About the Product
Make and receive calls from two telephones, find a name in your contacts, let a call go to voicemail, etc. Tell it what you want and it obeys! The Parrot Minikit includes essential features that let you stay connected while you concentrate on the road.
Driving the sound revolution. Jabra CRUISER tackles in-car noise head-on so you can enjoy a clear and hands-free phone converstaion. Jabra CRUISER is the revolutionary Bluetooth in-car Speakerphone that is equipped with Dual Microphone technology. This technology is currently utilised in all of Jabra's high-end headsets and has proven to drastically improve calling quality by eliminating background noise while enhancing voice.
Key Specs
Number Of Speakers
1
1
Talk Time
12 hours
14 hours
Standby Time
15 days
12.5 days
Bluetooth Version
2.1
2.1
Bluetooth Profiles
HFP, A2DP, OPP, PBAP
A2DP, HFP, HSP, AVRCP, PBAP
Paired Devices (up to)
2
2
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Parrot Minikit Bluetooth Speakerphone
  • If you're looking for product that lets you talk on a mobile/cell phone safely while you're driving this is the perfect product to buy.
  • Great product! Excellent voice recognition!
  • The parrot works great! the audio is not 100% clear but i can use it and handle it very fine.
  • It has good hearing quality and people whom I talk to while driving hear me well. It has long battery life. I usually charge the device once two weeks.
  • It must stay plugged in in order to continue to work. Gets overheated and doesn't work if left in a hot car. A few times I was unable to get it to respond at all. When it does respond, the voice is clear and understandable.
  • Sound volume too low for me - if the windows are closed it is fine but if any are cracked it gets difficult for me to hear.
Jabra Cruiser Bluetooth Car Kit
  • The sound quality will be radio quality of course and you will hear some static, but if you find a good frequency it is very usable.
  • When talking on your phone through the Jabra speakerphone, it is loud and clear, provided that you have a somewhat quiet interior to your car.
  • It picked up voice pretty well for phone conversation. Easy to access buttons to turn phone on and off.
  • Sound quality is solid - both through the built-in speaker phone, and through FM transmitter.
  • If you are an audiophile, you will be disappointed with the quality of sound of mp3s. I was using music I downloaded directly from iTunes (not imported from fileshare network, or from ripped CDs), and also tried some videos from YouTube.
Size & Weight
Height
3.7 in.
0.7 in.
Width
2.1 in.
2.44 in.
Depth
1.5 in.
5 in.
Weight
2.5 oz.
3 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Parrot Minikit Bluetooth Speakerphone
  • The size and weight are good for hooking on the visor.
  • It is so compact. I can easy hook it om my visor.
  • Small size is nice to fit on car vizor, build quality seems good.
Jabra Cruiser Bluetooth Car Kit
  • Compact size is unnoticeable on visor from outside car and while driving stays out of the way.
  • Love the size, aesthetics, features, ease of use, etc.
  • Its very compact but solid. Love it, eay to install an use.
Features
Operating Range
33 ft.
33 ft.
Charging Time
3.5 hours
2.5 hours
Holder Type
Clip
Clip
Voice Control
Yes
Yes
Voice Guidance
Yes
No
Spoken Caller ID
No
Yes
Playback Control
Yes
Yes
FM Transmitter
No
Yes
Extras
Built-in omnidirectional microphone, Audio output via the vibrating panel, Advanced Parrot NR3 noise reduction, APA echo cancellation, Voice menus for all menus, Text-to-Speech: speech synthesis of the names in the phonebook
Auto-pairing for no-nonsense set-up, Multipoint allows you to simultaneously connect to two devices
What customers say about "Features"
Parrot Minikit Bluetooth Speakerphone
  • The setup was straight forward and fairly simple. Works automatically after you put it in your car, each time I get back into my car I hear it chime as it sync to my iPhone phone.
  • It goes to sleep but when he gets in and starts the truck....the vibration of the truck wakes the thing up so he doesn't have to mess with it. He loves it so much that I'm going to get one for me to use as I travel to to Indianapolis quite often.
  • It is an excellent device, batteries are long lasting, very easy to program. Meets all my expectations. Recommend their use.
  • Within minutes I had it working, it automatically syncjed with my Nokia N97 phone and copied all phone book entries, duplex sound is great and quite suprizingly good for the low cost unit.
  • We bought two of these. Didn't like them at all. Hard to understand and we didn't like the controls.
  • Having some difficulty with the call-end button. Twice now I have accidentally called someone and it would not let me hang up.
Jabra Cruiser Bluetooth Car Kit
  • Great battery life! It's been a month using the speakerphone in my car on the first charge and it is still going!
  • Good FM transmitter to play your mp3's stored on your BB on your car's FM radio. I've tried other FM transmitters and they didn't do as well as the Jabra.
  • iPhone makes changing between jabra and iPhone very easy - it shows up as an option on your display with no real programming or configuration.
  • If your car supports viewing current song title and artist in the display, it will automatically display incoming phone number on your head unit display.
  • The playback(mp3) buttons could use some improvement. They could have made the buttons raised and perhaps backlit so that you can find them without having to look up at your visor(if that is where you keep it).
  • The awful robotic voice. Different beeps or tones would probably work just as well. Hearing "Connected" over and over by the robotic voice is maddening.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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Manufacturer


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