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Parrot bluetooth wireless speakers

Ilse Jurrien
CES report
Saturday 5th, January 2008
Posted by: Ilse Jurrien

Parrot, a leader in wireless peripherals around the mobile phone, will announce the launch of two new sleek and powerful wireless stereo speaker systems at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week -- the Parrot DS1120, a set of trendy and sleek 30W wireless speakers which were selected as a finalist in the Music category of the Bluetooth SIG Best of CES 2008 contest, and the Parrot DS3120 which combines a multi-connectivity stereo speaker dock with hands-free calling capabilities for an all-in-one home entertainment hub. Parrot will demonstrate these products at CES, South Hall booth # 36838.

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Parrot DS3120 bluetooth speaker - FM Radio
The new Parrot DS3120 is an innovative home stereo that combines Parrot’s award-winning wireless music and hands-free calling technology in one unit. Consumers can now enjoy their music without being tethered to headphones, allowing them to listen to music out loud virtually anywhere, anytime. The Parrot DS3120 allows users to play music from mobile phones, music players, PCs and laptops wirelessly via Bluetooth Stereo (A2DP) or through a USB connection. It also has an SD card slot, a line-in for iPod and a built-in FM/RDS radio.

Parrot DS3120 - Clock radio
“Music is part of our everyday life. The Parrot DS3120 is a clock-radio with unique high-quality sound, amazing new features like the built-in screen display, all packed in an exceptional wireless design,” says Henri Seydoux, founder and CEO of Parrot. “The Parrot DS3120 has been designed to offer unmatched audio performance and provides a smooth connection to a wide range of audio sources.”

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Parrot DS3120 speaker - Quality
Once paired with a mobile phone, the unit also allows users to search through their contacts and channel voice calls through its high-quality 20W speakers. The 1.8-inch color TFT screen displays track and album details when playing music and phonebook information when making or taking a call. When in music mode, the track details are grouped by source, artist, album and title. Users can select their source, see the track information and enjoy their music. The Parrot DS3120 has its own battery power source when required, allowing for up to 10 hours playback, and weighs in at only 1.5kg / 3.3 lbs making it highly portable.

Parrot DS3120 bluetooth hands free speaker - Price & Availability
Voice calls are high-quality thanks to Parrot’s heritage in making high-end in-car communications technology. A microphone built into the unit picks up the user’s voice from wherever they are in room and effectively cancels out all background noise. When receiving incoming calls with caller ID, music is automatically muted and any phonebook images stored on the user’s mobile phone are displayed on the bright screen. The Parrot DS3120 will be available in Europe and the U.S. in the second quarter of 2008 with a suggested MSRP of $249.99.

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Parrot Bluetooth speakers - Design
The Parrot DS1120 is an all-new high-fidelity set of wireless stereo speakers that work seamlessly with the users’ cell phone, MP3-player, or laptop, delivering unrivalled sound quality in the house. Packed in a pure and compact design, it plays the users favorite tracks from any Bluetooth Stereo (A2DP) music source with great audio quality. “The Parrot DS1120 has been designed to deliver optimal audio performance, and provides a very easy connection to a wide range of audio sources,” says Henri Seydoux, founder and CEO of Parrot. “Its wireless design provides more flexibility than any traditional stereo, which makes it ideal for the home environment.”

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Parrot DS1120 bluetooth speaker - Price & Availability
The Parrot DS1120 has a Class-D digital amplifier in each speaker with a total power output of 30W RMS, delivering crystal-clear sound with the necessary punch. The bass system is cleverly hidden in the speaker stands and the three-button user interface located at the top speaker face is touch-sensitive. If the audio source device does not have Bluetooth technology nor support the A2DP profile, users can still play music wirelessly by using a Bluetooth 2.0. USB Parrot dongle included with the Parrot DS1120 or in the traditional way by simply connecting their music source via the included line-in RCA jack. The Parrot DS1120 will be available in Europe and the U.S. in the second quarter of 2008 with a suggested MSRP of $279.99.

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