Published on September 27th, 2007 | by James Smythe0
Parrot’s new RK8200 car stereo plays nice with everything at a bargain price
In a rare case of ultimate convergence, the electronics-maker Parrot is bringing you a head-unit for your vehicle which boasts a USB port, SD card reader, line-in jack, iPod connector, and A2DP Bluetooth support. Let’s be honest — that’s a lot of options for your system. In addition to the Swiss-Army-like connectivity choices, the stereo has 2GB of onboard storage, and the faceplate drops down to reveal an area where you can store a device (or anything else). The RK8200 can also be coupled with a mobile phone for hands-free talking / dialing, can hold up to 8000 of your precious contacts, and touts voice recognition and intelligent microphone switching. Here’s the kicker: you don’t even have to rob a bank to get one of these puppies — the stereo will be out by the end of the year for the very affordable price of £149.99 (or around $302).