MINIKIT concept (via Parrot)
Many devices are manufactured to aid drivers manage their phones while in vehicles. Car manufacturers have even integrated these types of systems into cars, like Fords Sync service, so that everyone is safer out on the road.
For those of us who cannot afford a new car with these fancy perks, the company Parrot has developed an affordable solution that allows anyone to manage multiple devices all while keeping your hands on the wheel. The Parrot Minikit Neo is a lightweight (70 grams) device that clips on to your visor and immediately knows to turn on when it senses the vibrations of the moving car. It automatically connects to up to two Bluetooth devices.
Calls can be initiated by saying “MINIKIT.” Use voice to accept or decline calls. The Minikit Neo can filter background sound like traffic or construction for great sound quality. The sound comes directly from the device. It delivers up to 10 hours of talk time from a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. Minikit includes and Android or iOS app that can help find one's car, remind owner of stupid parking meters and set reminders. The Parrot Minikit Neo also offers a service called TextFriendly that checks emails and text messages using the hands-free device. (How it presents the text data is still not known.)
It will hit the market this September for just $100 perfect gift for precarious wintery driving.