Summary: I purchased this for a car which did not have any connectivity. Previously, I had the MKi9200 in another vehicle and decided to go with this one as the screen on the 9200 was too bright at night (even at the dimmest setting). Unfortunately, the pendulum seems to have swung in the opposite direction as this display is too dim during the day. Additionally, while the Parrot MKi9100 (like the 9200) is very good at doing what it does, it doesn't like to be rushed.
Summary: Just installed this and am VERY surprised by how good it works. The install was easier then expected, with the T harness from Crutchfield. I had to call Crutchfield with a couple questions about extra wires, but with their advice the install went smoothly. The Parrot quickly sinc'd with my LG phone via bluetooth and my ipod when I plugged it in. The sound is actually a little better then the stock radio because the Parrot has a small amp in it.
Summary: The product does everything it describes and works well. Voice recognition calling is great so you never have to take your eyes off the road. The microphone is great, people have always had difficulty hearing me talk through a phone, but with this microphone there are never any issues. I give them 4 vs. 5 because because the remote does not look to be the most robust. The unit is quick and easy to install, I had it connected and functional inside of twenty minutes.
Conclusion: Overall I am very pleased with the Parrot MKi9100. My only issue is the LCD display being very difficult to see in any kind of sunlight even with the brightness turned all the way up. Technically you don't need to SEE the display to use its functionality so I suppose it's not an issue. Other than that, it's AWESOME! Wireless remote, Bluetooth calls & streaming audio! Wired aux/iPod inputs come in handy too! I get in the car and my iphone connect automatically.
Summary: I purchased this for my 2008 Honda Pilot. I bought the Honda-compatible adapter harness, and installation was pretty much plug-and-play once I removed the radio. Total installation took me about an hour. The system itself does exactly what it says. Syncing my phone (Blackberry 9630) was fast & easy. Audio plays through the line-in, iPod, and USB jacks just as you would expect. Choosing songs and artists is a ittle clunky, but it's not bad.
Summary: I had grown tired of charging my bluetooth headsets and searched around before finally deciding on this particular parrot model. i already have an ipod adapter in my car so I don't use the one supplied with the model but as far as the bluetooth call performance is concerned I couldn't be happier! I will say though that I was disappointed the quick connect harness for my vehicle was not available through crutchfield.
Summary: Great product, and easy to install using the vehicle adapters from Crutchfield. We've had it drop a connection once over a month of use, but that could've been a fluke, so we're generally pretty satisfied.
Pros: easy install decent UI decent sound
Cons: sometimes ambiguous pairing status when there are multiple phones in the car need to find a tidy place to hide the mic & display wires, but that's inherent in any aftermarket system
Summary: very nice item. There is no dash kit for my american style Subaru Legacy 2005. I was looking for a way to add bluetooth to my car and be able to play my iphone through my speakers. this little guy took me (very inexperienced) about 1.5 hrs to install and it works and sounds great! works with pandora, music app... anything with bluetooth. the input cord was long enough to reach the inside of my console from behind my receiver! very happy with this item.
Pros: easy to use, bluetooth calling, very fast connection to phone each time i enter car
Cons: sometimes i hit the control switches when im turning on short notice, changing the song or dropping the call.
Summary: Parrot has earned their reputation for a reason- this unit works very well, is easy to install and simple to understand. I have been trying to get a workable bluetooth solution for my iPhone that will allow me to stream audio via bluetooth. I had an older Parrot receiver which worked exactly as promised, but was completely dysfunctinal as a car stereo.