Parrot MKi9000

The iPod and iPhone Hype isn’t over on the manufacturers of car accessories: parrots new top series allows in addition to the actual hands-free function for the first time the integration of the two Apple high-flyers. We’ve taken the MKi9000 of the French manufacturer under the magnifying glass, and sent him to our infamous naviconnect-test track.

  1. Parrot MKi9000
  2. Data sheet

Who has no additional space for a display in his car or wished for a most inconspicuous car kit solution is well advised with the entry-level model MKi9000 (129 euros), because it dispenses with the display.

It is operated via the click-wheel, with the man lurches through the invisible menus. But don’t worry: The danger of getting lost, is rather low. This is on the one at the sympathetic female voice, which readily provide information on granted us, in which menu item we are at the moment, and on the other hand simple, because uninterrupted menu structure.

It starts with the phone book up to 1500 including pro cell phone contacts. The contacts with text-to-speech synthesized can be choose by voice and call. In our test, it worked without any problems. Alternatively select contacts by hand via the phone book.

At this point the higher price for a display hands-free system would pay for itself however: anyone who knows its not all contacts, which runs the risk of some of it easy to flipping, because the speech has become unfortunately quite vague.

Music for the ears

Besides the device offers the only enjoyable listening experience: when it comes to sound quality, the phone calls are fun. So the callers voices in urban sounds from the speakers fully and vigorously.

A similarly positive result liefertet from the “French” in the fixed network: clear and almost without errors, our voices found their way out of the car through the microphone mounted on the sun visor in the listeners of our interlocutors.

Although the most popular highway sign, repealing the speed limit, the Gasfuß inevitably jumped down, the car-kit won’t let us: even at 180 km/h in the Ford Fiesta was on the phone’s is still almost as comfortably as on the highway – a more than respectable performance.

Is also respectable what provides the connectivity device for audio accessories: USB, Jack, as well as a port for iPhone and iPod. The USB port is used not only to play music, but also as an interface for updates.

With a free tool from the website the facility can be easily updated.

Parrot MKi9000

Manufacturer Parrot
Price €129.00
Rating 396.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Data sheet

Electronics box (W x H x D in cm) 10.3 x 2.2 x 13.6
Mobile holder passive / charging /
Microphone / speaker Ext. /.
own telephone book (number of entries) 1500
Transfer phonebook from phone
Color display
to display SMS read / write /
own volume control
Lighting display / remote control /
automatic call acceptance
Radio mute
Voicemail (voice recorder)
Dictate number / name store (number) / 1500
Select voice dial / name from phonebook /
Read SMS Virgo.
Read the telephone book entries
Helper / keyword detection /
Profile rSAP / handsfree / headset / /
SIM card reader / antenna /
Data interface Bluetooth
Universal micro input / audio output /
Relay / ISO connectors /
Optional: VDA connection