Features and performance
The CK3000 Evolution lets drivers make, receive, and end calls via a Bluetooth-connected cell phone either manually or using voice commands.
Connecting a handset to the device is a simple matter of searching for the Parrot device on the phone and entering a passcode: for our test of the device, we connected a Samsung SGH-T619, as well as a Sony Ericsson S710a. (We did not connect the two phones simultaneously; however, there is the option to do this for up to five phones at a time).
Like many Sony Ericsson models, the S710a has a built-in Parrot menu, making it easier to set up calling options and push contacts to the device.
When connected, drivers can dial out using the handset, after which the call is transferred to the CK3000 Evolution with the audio routed through the car’s speakers and all outgoing sound transmitted via the system’s external mic.
Drivers can redial the last number by holding down the green button, but there appears to be no way to dial individual numbers using the device itself. This is less of a problem than it first appears however, as the CK3000 Evolution offers an excellent voice-command system for making calls without having to touch a button.