Parrot has launched the MINIKIT Slim, an "ultra-slim" mobile hands-free kit.

Measuring 13mm wide, with 15 hours of talk time, the device weighs in at 83 grams and can either be clipped on to your car's sun visor or used on your desk.

The Parrot MINIKIT Slim has voice recognition so users can access contacts by saying their name, dialling automatically as the gadget synchronises with your phones contacts.

With an NXT "vibrating panel" flat speaker, the claim is that sound is transmitted more clearly and evenly.

Compatible with almost every Bluetooth portable phone on the market, the Parrot MINIKIT Slim will be available during Q3 2008, initially as a limited special edition, the MINIKIT "Chic", with a floral design motif.