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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiredwrx
    That price is crazy, considering that the CK3100 unit that Parrott sells is about 200 bucks. I know, I got one for the GF. It is actually an amazing unit. Works perfectly with all the phones we have/ have had, her SE, Razr, V600, and Blackberry. Now, if we can get it working with RR, I would be SOOO down for it. If not, then I am gonna get a Parrott kit for my car, and forget the CARPC integration idea.

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    Thats £110 GBP,a V600 here OFF contract is a lot more and whats more i love my phone (Nokia 6310i)its a phone and a modem and not a tarts handbag full of gimmick's thats so tiny you cant see the buttons.So what if it can't get satellite Tv, "Its a phone"..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griff1
    Thats £110 GBP,a D600 here OFF contract is a lot more and whats more i love my phone (Nokia 6310i)its a phone and a modem and not a tarts handbag full of gimmick's thats so tiny you cant see the buttons.So what if it can't get satellite Tv, "Its a phone"..
    HUH. What the hell are you talking about. No one here is talking about a phone, we are talking about the parrott module, and the parrot BT Handsfree car kit. What are you talking about contracts, Nokias and D600's????? And tiny buttons and Satellite TV?


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    If i'm not mistaken you chimed in on this thread and have said you have had v600,razr and such(expensive phones no?) but the price of the parrot module is crazy.
    £110 to do all i want with my current phone is a bargain,Proper RR Phone intergration is better than saying get a new phone(as some have suggested),thats all i'm saying!
    Oh and $299 AU is $227 USD,so how is that worse than your GF's $200 non intergrated model?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griff1
    If i'm not mistaken you chimed in on this thread and have said you can afford d600,razr and such but the price of the parrot module is crazy,£110 to do all i want with my current phone is a bargain,thats all i'm saying!
    Actually, I was chiming in saying the price of the module is crazy IN COMPARISON TO A COMPLETE PARROTT UNIT. See, that is why I used a comma and then said "considering" in the first sentence. They are not seperate thoughts but a single thought.

    I never said I couldn't afford it, or that I wouldn't buy it. Just that I found the price CRAZY for a module in light of the cost of a complete unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guino
    for that price, I'd get myself a phone that works well with phoco -- I didn't have a single issue whatsoever with my SE T637...

    I dont have any problems with my phone either, just phoco intergration. Outside of RR phoco runs perfectly.

    As for the price, i cant see them sticking to that price for a retail version, the samples are prob high cuz they arent makeing or selling them in volume yet.

    ive never used a parrot unit, (someone correct me if im wrong) but i hear they are on par with same quality as oem car units or may even be the actual units used in cars. Not sure but if either of those are true that would rock. The handsfree in the accura TL is pretty damn sweet.
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    my mates got a parot unit, just the normal bluetooth one, its brilliant, got his nokia fone running sat nav through it as well so that come through the speakers...

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    Well I feel like I wasted £20 on Phoco and never got it all functioning properly!

    CHANGING PHONES IS NOT THE ANSWER!!! And I can't be arsed with all this hastle every 12months when I upgrade

    Just upgraded to a Nokia N70 with free bluetooth CK-7W car kit. Not integrated with carpc, but that undoubtedly means it will be faster, and more reliable Not to mention less complex.

    Tried on and off since 2004 to get either an SPV E200, a K700i, a Razr V3, and all the GF's old phones to work fully with Phoco with no success so gave up

    I DON NOT INTEND TO PUT ZORRO'S EFFORTS DOWN...

    Admittedly not all the problems are related to phoco, some are Bluetooth stack, some are bluetooth dongle, some are phone problems... But either way, it wasn't working 100% on any phone, and was unreliable at best, and slowed the PC down a whole lot too. Phoco seemed to use almost 30mb RAM on its own


    GF's dad fits parrots, and has them in all the families cars. Smart piece of kit! Well worth the £99 asking price.

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    The parrot CK5000 is a product already made by parrot for use by OEM partners.

    It is a standalone circuit board that is capable of communicating with a very wide variety of bluetooth phones on its own. In fact, it supports more bluetooth phone profiles then any other product. The CK5000 is capable of connecting to and maintaining a bluetooth connection completely on its own. It takes the headaches out of communicating with a bluetooth phone and is as good as it gets with respect to ease of use and capability from a handsfree phone device. It has *speaker* and *microphone* connections on it as well as a data communication protocol for controlling it and in turn the phone. These connections are circuit board traces, they can not be hooked up to anything on a computer directly.

    On its own, it is not made to be hooked up to a computer. It is NOT a product meant to be sold directly to consumers and it is definitly NOT a usb device, but rather it is a raw component. OEMs and systems vendors buy this for integration and prototyping. It is already used by alot of embedded devices to add bluetooth phone functionality without having to deal with supporting the completely non-standardized phone profiles from different phone vendors.

    A number of months ago we (mp3car/StreetDeck) began talking to parrot to develop a bluetooth phone solution for StreetDeck, since then we have developed a working prototype and are in the process of making a USB device that integrates the CK5000 and will work with StreetDeck to control it. It was initially an uphill battle to convince them of the value of carputers, but we had some very strong supporters in the company and they are now on board and are giving us very good support in getting our hardware made, mp3car is making the device using parrot technology and will be selling the USB based device for carputer use that integrates the CK5000. Parrot is not and probably will not be making a device that can be hooked up directly to your computer, but they are supporting us to help us make one that can. You should not contact parrot asking how to hook to the CK5000 up to your computer, its not meant for that, its meant to be used in a device that can be embedded in something a consumer can use. If you want to use the CK5000 with your carputer, you will have to wait until our device appears on the store ready for use with a computer.

    With enough work, yes the same functionality can be accomplished without the CK5000 using a standard USB bluetooth dongle, some software, and a compatible phone. In my experience, you have to have an inordinate amount of skill and luck on your side to do this reliably, even by carputer user standards. The device based on the CK5000, like all StreetDeck products, won't necessarily do anything new that somebody somewhere hasn't managed to do with thier carputer somehow. What it does, is let an ordinary person do it quickly, reliably, and usably. This device and StreetDeck will make hooking up a bluetooth phone for handsfree calling to your carputer as simple as plugging in a usb device, starting streetdeck, then selecting pair on your phone. You won't have to worry about if your phone is compatible, if it has bluetooth it probably is. You won't have to worry about buggy PC bluetooth drivers crashing since all the bluetooth takes place in the CK5000. Once you pair your phone, your phonebook is automatically downloaded and your are ready to start making calls immediatly.
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    Well maybe i'm being a bit hasty,he does state that it will be available on MP3CAR soon and if we can get the SDK for StreetDeck then it might happen after all.

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    Well correct me if i'm wrong but there are 2 ck5000

    The second one is CAR PC READY

    http://www.parrot.biz/usa/products/i...d=carpc_ck5000

    And i quote:

    The screen of the CarPC displays mobile phone infos: battery level, network coverage, phonebook, last and missed calls and the CallerID
    When receiving a call, the sound of the tuner radio or the DVD playback are paused for the hands-free communication to start

    So if there are 2 models the normal ck5000 and the carpc ready ck5000
    will the carpc ready not be the one used in streetdeck. And if so i guess if its a normal oem product of Parrot they will provide the SDK for it ?

    I just called someone who knows someone that works at the parrot's
    I hope the the someone that knows someone isn't taling bull**** and i can get in touch with him. And maybee get some more details.

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