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Parrot intros RKi8400 car stereo for iPod, iPhone

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, September 1, 2009
News Categories: iPod Accessories

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Parrot has introduced its new RKi8400 car stereo system for the iPod and iPhone. Designed for maximum compatibility with digital music sources, the RKi8400 features a USB port for connecting a portable hard drive or flash drive, an SD card reader, and a double line-input socket for analog sources, along with a built-in 30-pin connector for the iPod and iPhone. Other features include a hidden device storage area behind the removable faceplate, an external double microphone for improved voice clarity, Bluetooth for using the iPhone in hands-free mode and for accepting Bluetooth stereo A2DP signals, a 2.4-inch screen for displaying menus, phonebooks, and album art, an AM/FM radio with RDS, a 200 W MOFSET amplifier, and more. Parrot’s RKi8400 car stereo for iPod and iPhone is available now and sells for $400.

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This is exactly what I have been waiting for… Keep it Simple Stupid; and I will buy it!

Posted by Captain EO on September 1, 2009 at 9:27 AM (PDT)

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being a reforming car stereo fanatic, I’m nominally intrigued…but with the wholesale integration of factory head units into everything in a car, I’m somewhat skeptical.

Depending on the capabilities of tomtom’s accessory kit, it might be a better car/iphone integration tool.

Posted by shawn on September 1, 2009 at 2:23 PM (PDT)

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