Great quality at a great price. Highly recommend for a hands free option.
2 April 2014
Summary: The Parrot CK3000 blue-tooth car kit is a great buy. The quality of the sound and microphone are excellent. I travel 6 states to perform my work and have many meetings in my car using this CK3000 car kit. It has always worked perfectly. I would highly recommend.
Summary: Instructions are poor. I expect if you have a matching car, stereo and phone this would be an easy install. Not the case here. Harnesses are available but not for the Audiophile Lincoln system in this 2005 LS. If the instructions would address this it would have been a much quicker install. I spent more time researching what to do than I did doing this install. So since the Parrot would not work with the car speakers I also got the remote speaker.
Summary: Generally speaking, it's a decent car kit if you want something simple, you're just going to make quick calls, no music, and aren't worried about software updates. If you're like me and keep up with software, stay away from this kit. The user is NOT able to update, it must be done with a proprietary serial cable that only authorized Parrot dealers have, and for me the nearest one is at least an hour away.
Pros: Call quality decent, easy install with T-harness.
Summary: I installed this (with the help of my brother) a couple of weeks ago and really love it. The sound quality on my end is fantastic and the microphone picks up my voice quite clearly. The installation was fairly simple, mainly because I also got a wiring harness. The only complication with the installation was knowing which mute wire to attach to but I got lucky on the first try. Absolutely no problem connecting my phone to the system. There are a few irritants with it.
Pros: Great sound quality on my end, fairly easy installation, easy to use
Cons: Echo on other end, menu system not that great.
Summary: Bought this for my wife and it is great! I installed it in a couple of hours, but it would have gone faster if I had all the right tools and knew what I was doing. Her car is a 2009 Civic Hybrid, and I purchased a harness from ParrotKits. The hardest part of the install was removing the dash and hiding the harness/control box.
Pros: somewhat easy to install, if you have a harness sounds great small size blends in to the dash
Cons: the hangup button is a little stiff, but it still works wish the volume could go louder
Summary: A very capable unit that makes and receives calls with a clear reception on both ends. In order to make sense of the wiring one must use the instructions from Parrot along with the ones that come from Crutchfield. The whole project seemed a bit intimidating at first but as I started following the install instructions things got easier. You just need to make sure that you take it one step at a time and double check your connections.
Pros: Works very well. Better than the bluetooth that came with my stereo that I put into my previous vehicle. It is clear on both ends of the conversation and it has simple features.
Cons: My cellphone is not compatible with this unit so I cannot use the extended features like voice command; however, it is still capable of receiving and making calls. That is all I really needed.
Summary: I installed this kit in my mom's car about a year ago to comply with Maryland hand-held cellphone laws. It works, I guess. The sound quality on the receiving end is mediocre (sound quality in-car is fine), and the CK3000 keeps on forgetting the pairing, requiring my mom to re-pair frequently (and at random times). Last I checked, she had given up on using the kit because it was less distracting to talk hand-held than to get it to work.
Summary: I installed this car kit into a 2010 Hyundai Sonata GLS. I was happy to find ISO connectors on the stock radio, making the installation super easy. I paired this with a Droid, which paired but did not connect. After eraseing the Parrot memory (Holding the green & red buttons down for a few seconds), the Droid paired and connected. The pairing/connect operation is now automatic every time I start the car.