Car devices are just getting better and better, and Parrot’s new Asteroid Smart hands-free telephony and multimedia system is a case in point. Firstly, it runs on the Android OS, providing you with access to a world of services from your car via your smartphone, 3G/4G dongle or Wi-Fi access point, so sharing content or making a hands-free call is a breeze.
With its wide 15,7 cm multi-touch screen, the Smart isn’t your average lightweight, but its 2DIN format allows it to fit into the dashboards of many vehicles. Equipped with a GPS antenna, it makes a great navigation device, and it features numerous inputs (6 RCA, video input/output ports), allowing you to connect a rear-view camera and an AV system. It offers automatic phonebook synchronisation, voice recognition, text-to-speech, and noise reduction technology. Price: about R8 800.