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Parrot(R) Offers Ideal Gift for Dads as Driving Laws Tighten Across the U.S.
Jun 13, 2008 (12:06 PM EDT)

DETROIT, June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- As the official start of summer looms and families get set to take to the roads for their annual summer vacations or long weekends, make sure dad is well equipped with a hands-free car kit - especially in those states that now require hands-free devices. Parrot, a leader in cell phone devices, is offering a great hand-free solution for dads this Father's Day: the Parrot MINIKIT.

The Parrot MINIKIT is a portable mobile speakerphone that features Bluetooth(R) connectivity, voice recognition and crystal-clear audio quality that allows Dad to keep his hands on the wheel and his eyes on the road.

Sporting an ultra-portable design and weighing only 3.5 ounces, the Parrot MINIKIT easily clips on and off of the car's sun visor so no matter where dad goes he can carry the car kit with him -- from car to car or inside the beach house or home.

Using Parrot's patented voice recognition technology, the Parrot MINIKIT will pair with up to five Bluetooth(R) enabled phones and stores up to 150 voice activated contacts per phone. Unequalled audio quality from its built-in high-fidelity speaker and multi- directional microphone allows both parties to hear each other clearly, even when the kids have the windows down. And despite its size, the Parrot MINIKIT's rechargeable battery provides up to 10 hours of talk time and 10 days of standby so Dad can be reached, even when he's on a long business trip. Recharging cords for both home and car are included.

The Parrot MINIKIT is available in the U.S. at Best Buy and Circuit City stores, as well as online at for an MSRP of $89.99.

For further information on the Parrot MINIKIT or the other products in Parrot's wireless range, visit Parrot's website at .


Founded in 1994, Parrot has rapidly established itself as a pivotal global player for wireless mobile telephone accessories. Drawing on its tried-and-tested expertise on voice recognition and signal processing technologies, Parrot was one of the very first companies to produce Bluetooth(R)-enabled wireless hands-free car kits, having identified this standard's vast potential as early as 1999.

Determined to accompany the mobile telephone's irresistible breakthrough into our day-to-day lives, Parrot has been developing a new range of Multimedia products since 2006, including wireless hi-fi systems and LCD photo frames.

Today, Parrot truly has a major international focus, both in terms of its client base, with 86.6% of sales generated outside of France, and in terms of production, outsourced to carefully selected partners, enabling it to achieve the best possible level of quality and responsiveness. Parrot is now particularly well positioned to capitalize on the bright future opening up for mobile telephone devices.

Parrot has seen sustained growth in its consolidated revenues, which have tripled since 2005. In 2007, Parrot sold over 5 million product units and generated 220 million Euros in revenues, up 32% on 2006. Euronext Paris - Eurolist, Compartiment B : FR0004038263 - PARRO

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CONTACT: Alison Koski, +1-212-331-8436,, or MikeHedge, cell: +1-248-789-8976, , both of Parrot

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