Reviews & hands-on

  • Audio

    Parrot Zik by Starck headphones: Hands-on with the new iPhone 5S-friendly colours

    By 24 September 2013

    The original black and silver Zik by Starck headphones from Parrot have been around for a while now - we saw them at CES in January. However, brand new and shipping on 1 October are three new colour schemes. And two of them are perfect matches for two...

  • Gadgets 5 out of 5

    Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Power Edition review

    By 13 July 2013

    Sometimes technology scares even us. And that's like an arachnologist being afraid of a particularly big spider. But even so, there are some things about technology that are creepy. Take for example that walking military cow thing the Americans have developed....

  • Audio

    Parrot Zik by Starck pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2013

    It's not often we hardened tech hacks walk past a booth at CES and find ourselves overcome with desire, but the Parrot Zik by Starck has got us dribbling from the mouth this year. The Zik by Starck was announced at CES last year, but we've not had a hands-on...

  • Gadgets

    Parrot Flower Power lets you know when your plant is thirsty

    By 7 January 2013

    Parrot's Flower Power is designed to wirelessly monitor your plant's needs via Bluetooth, by sending notifications to your Anroid or iOS device. Sounds like it could be the ultimate smart garden accessory to us. The Flower Power sits in the soil next...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Parrot MINIKIT Slim in-car speaker review

    By 1 September 2008

    NXT flat panel speakers have been appearing in various guises, adapted for use in cars, offering the advantage of slim-line technology so they are not so obtrusive when attached to a sun visor. Parrot have a reputation with Bluetooth devices, but can...

  • Cameras 3 out of 5

    Parrot digital photo frame by Andree Putman review

    By 1 May 2008

    Parrot's latest digital photo frame attempts to emulate LG and Samsung by going designer, but is the premium you'll have to pay in the price worth the bother? We take a closer look. Designed by Andree Putman, a French designer that you've probably never...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Parrot Party Bluetooth speaker review

    By 9 August 2007

    Parrot, the makers of all things Bluetooth, are pushing their credentials even harder with the launch of the Parrot Party, a light and compact mobile wireless speaker. But can the sound impress as much as the company's BoomBox? We get listening to find...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Parrot Minikit handsfree speakerphone review

    By 1 August 2007

    The Parrot Minikit handsfree speakerphone promises to free your hands so you can do other things; like typing or driving for example ... why what were you thinking? But does it work? We get calling to find out. Fairly bulky compared to offerings from...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Parrot Boombox Hi-Fi speaker system review

    By 25 April 2007

    With so many mobile phones now focusing on music playback having an speaker set that can only connect to your iPod isn't going to cut it. You want a wirefree option don't you? Parrot, it seems, hears you loud and clear. Not content with settling for its...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Parrot Driver Bluetooth Headset review

    By 17 August 2006

    With the "driving with a mobile" ban in its second year and news that vigilantes are taking to the streets slashing tyres of drivers they see on the phone, it's probably about time that if you do want to use your mobile while driving you look at investing...

  • Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Parrot Photo Viewer review

    By 7 August 2006

    Quick question. How often do you view all those images you take on your digital camera? Once, twice, maybe never? Well Parrot believe it has the answer to helping you view them more with the launch of its Bluetooth Photo Viewer. The small electronic photo...