Parrot Voice-Controlled Bluetooth Kits Offer Michiganders Safe, Hands-Free Options

New Michigan hands-free law stresses need for driver awareness

Online PR News – 01-July-2010 – – SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Parrot, leader in wireless peripherals for mobile phones, announces options for drivers in Michigan as the hands-free law takes effect on July 1.

Signed into law in April when Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the law prohibits reading, typing or texting while driving a vehicle. Parrot, with North American headquarters in Southfield, Mich., encouraged employees to sign Winfrey’s “No Phone Zone” pledge.

With many hands-free options available, Parrot provides the most comprehensive suite of Bluetooth products for drivers, from installed car stereos with a hidden iPod compartment to cordless hands-free kits that slide onto a visor. Parrot’s hands-free kits combine style, function and a wide range of price points to fit every budget.

“Drivers need to alter habits to comply with the new rules and should be conscious of keeping distractions at bay while driving,” said Kelly Zachos, director of marketing North America for Parrot. “Parrot’s intuitive and easy-to-use hands-free kits make driving safer while not compromising on sound quality.”

To keep drivers’ hands on the wheel and focused on the road, Parrot’s hands-free options include:

Parrot Minikit Slim: a portable Bluetooth hands-free kit that can be used in the car, in the office and at home. Its highly intuitive interface automatically connects to a Bluetooth phone when nearby. Fixed to the sun visor or laid on a table, it adapts to every environment and can easily be transported.

Parrot MKi9200: a Bluetooth hands-free system with a 2.4-inch high-resolution TFT color screen. A wireless remote control can be positioned on the steering wheel or dashboard and allows the driver to control all the functions of the MKi9200, training-free multi-speaker voice recognition, speech synthesis of the names in the phonebook, contact management and call records. The Parrot MKi9200 is compatible with all music sources, such as iPods, iPhones, USB flash drives, Bluetooth stereo (A2DP) phones and MP3 players.

To find out more about the Parrot’s hands-free Bluetooth technology, visit

About Parrot
Parrot, a global leader in wireless devices for mobile phones, stands on the cutting edge of innovation. The company was founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux as part of his determination to drive the inevitable breakthrough of mobile phones into everyday life by creating high-quality, user-friendly wireless devices for easy living. Parrot has developed the most extensive range of hands-free systems on the market for cars, motorbikes and scooters, including wireless multimedia products geared towards audiovisual applications. In 2008, Parrot launched a new prestige line of high-end products bearing the hallmark of renowned artists. Parrot, headquartered in Paris, currently employs 450 people worldwide and generates 85% of its sales overseas.
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