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Parrot Asteroid 0.25GB 5" Tablet

techradar.com/au/ Recommended muycomputer.com 4.5 Star
Android 0.25GB 5" Mini Tablet Mar 2013
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Parrot ASTEROID Tablet Is CompleteSolution gathering Bluetooth Hands-free System, music connectivity and connected apps. The large and thin 5.0 Multi-Touch screen displays all information coming... More
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16 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This tablet computer was given a "Recommended" award by Techradar.com/au/ who decided that this tablet was good.

Muycomputer.com gave this tablet computer a "4.5 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this Parrot tablet is 75% based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Techradar, PC Advisor.co.uk and CNET.de.

Good Sound Quality

Some Parrot Asteroid reviewers who reviewed this tablet agreed that it had good sound quality. Expert review site Avhub.com.au said “The audio visual market may seem like an unpredictable beast at times.”.

Nice Design

One Parrot Asteroid reviewer who purchased the Parrot Asteroid reckoned that it was a good design. Avhub.com.au said in their Parrot Asteroid review “Great balance of design & features; superb hands-free performance; availability of Apps, although… AGAINST”.

One person said in their reviews that it was good looking. Appleinsider.com said in their review “Handsfree calling through a goodlooking touchscreen display” but even so they only gave the Parrot Asteroid a score of 3 stars.

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Robust

Two Parrot Asteroid reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. Expert website Avhub.com.au said “As with any technical device that's engineered to save time, or make your life easier” in their review of this tablet.

Easy to Use

One Parrot Asteroid owner who bought the product said that it had a good experience.

Good Technical Features

One Parrot Asteroid owner mentioned in their reviews that the Parrot Asteroid had good features.

Good Connectivity

One Parrot Asteroid reviewer who purchased it said that it was good in terms of connectivity. Cnet.com.au gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said on expert website CNET.com.au “It's still a solid receiver for users looking to add great digital audio connectivity and a top-tier hands-free calling experience to any vehicle”.

One Parrot Asteroid owner mentioned in their reviews that it was able to connect to the internet. Cnet.com.au gave the Parrot Asteroid a rating of 4 stars and mentioned on expert website CNET.com.au “The Parrot Asteroid falls a bit short on delivering the Internet and a rich app experience in the car.”.

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Good Product Quality

One Parrot Asteroid owner who reviewed it wrote that it was good quality. Expert review site Techsmart.co.za said in their Parrot Asteroid review “In all cases decent audio quality was lacking”.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet supports a Flash storage medium, which is the most commonly supported storage medium on tablet computers of this age and spec.

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Parrot Tablets Have Good Reviews

On average Parrot tablet computers have good reviews compared to other brands as do all tablet computers produced by Parrot.

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Very Loud Speaker Power

With an speaker power of 47 Watts, the Asteroid has a very loud speaker power compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the tablet computers that were released more than two years ago the speaker power range from 0.6W to 47W.

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Four Built-In Speakers

The Asteroid is a four built-in speaker tablet computer. Most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec only have between one and three built-in speakers.

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Flash Storage Medium

This tablet has a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many tablets of this spec and age.

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Very Narrow

With a width of only 133 millimeters, the Asteroid is fairly narrow compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Asteroid. Across all the similar spec tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Asteroid the widths range from 100mm to 470mm.

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Light

Across all the tablets that are a similar age to the Asteroid the weights range from 120g to 8.5kg. When compared to other tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Asteroid, the Asteroid's weight of only 218 grams is one of the lightest.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Small Internal Storage Capacity

When compared to other comparable spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Asteroid that we have assessed, the Asteroid's internal storage capacity of only 0.25 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Tablets that were released around the same time as the Asteroid have internal storage capacity of between 0.25GB and 260GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 19GB.

If this Parrot tablet internal storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung SM-T9000 Galaxy Tab Pro (16GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the tablets of this age and type the screen sizes range from 3.5" to 19". The Asteroid has a very small screen size (only 5 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that were launched around the same time as the Asteroid.

If this Parrot tablet screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 (7").

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Not 3G Compatible

The Asteroid is not 3G compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years are also not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

The Parrot Asteroid is not 4G compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec are also not 4G compatible.

If you would prefer a tablet that is 4G compatible then you might also want to look at the Samsung SM-T360 Galaxy Tab Active which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Asteroid have internal memory of between 0.25GB and 8GB, and the average internal memory is 1.5GB. The Parrot Asteroid has one of the smallest internal memory (only 0.25 gigabytes) amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Very Small Included Memory Card Size

Tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the Asteroid have included memory card sizes of between 4GB and 64GB, and the average included memory card size is 18GB. With an included memory card size of only 4 gigabytes, the Asteroid has one of the smaller included memory card sizes amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age.

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Only 2.1 Bluetooth Version

The Asteroid supports a 2.1 Bluetooth version which is newer than most tablet computers of this type and age. Most tablet computers that were launched around the same time as it support a 4 Bluetooth version.

A 2.1 Bluetooth version is actually the worst supported Bluetooth version across all tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

Across similar types of tablet the best supported Bluetooth version is 4.0+HS.

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1 Other reason to consider the Parrot Asteroid

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Parrot released the Asteroid.

Specification

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Platform
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Internal Storage Capacity
Included Memory Card Size
Memory Card
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Multi-Touch Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Camera
Front Camera
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Microphone Input
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
USB 2.0 Port
Phone Features
Voice Calls
Speakerphone
Caller ID
Performance
Audio Format
GPS
GPS
Design
Size
Form Factor
Colour
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Weight & Dimensions
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Height
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Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Keyboard Included
Included Docking Station
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Kids Tablet
WiFi

2 Awards

techradar.com/au/ Recommended muycomputer.com 4.5 Star

Expert Reviews

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5 July 2014

As it comes out-of-the-box, the Asteroid Smart is a very competent aftermarket handsfree and navigation system, ideal for a car that doesn't have handsfree or aux-in for music, and good navigation...

Easy UI
Versatile functionality, Android OS
Dual device pairing
The Parrot Asteroid Smart navigation system feeds Internet connectivity, navigation, mobile apps, digitalmedia playback, and handsfree calling through a goodlooking touchscreen display
Those already familiar with Android will need no learning period to u
Firmware update broke steering wheel controls
Pricey
Lack of apps
The Asteroid Market offers only nine apps in the U
S
30 June 2014

When summing up the new Parrot Smart the easiest way to describe it is thus; imagine your smartphone in your dash, just slightly larger and with substantially more controls over the complete audio...

Easy UI
Versatile functionality, Android OS
Dual device pairing
Firmware update broke steering wheel controls
Pricey
Lack of apps
25 January 2014

Parrot is well-known for Bluetooth hands-free kits, and the Asteroid range is really an extension of those. The Smart is the flagship model: a double-DIN headunit that replaces your existing... Read more…

13 January 2014

How do you get the tunes on your smartphone to play properly in your car? We have tried different solutions with varying success, including three different types of hands-free kits, plus an... Read more…

26 September 2013

The Parrot Asteroid Tablet is a great way to get full multimedia functionality including apps, nav and internet services into almost any car. We liked The list of the Tablet's pluses is...

Techradar.com/au/

6 August 2013

But when all is said and done, if you are looking for a smart option for in-car entertainment that allows you to get and stay connected to the internet while driving, this is a decent option....

9 July 2013

Parrot is offering a double-DIN infotainment upgrade for those of us with older cars, or even newer cars lacking factory navigation. It does suffer at the hand of some hard-to-overlook annoyances....

2 March 2013

The Parrot Asteroid Smart is a smartly designed and flexible multimedia receiver that hangs its hat on an app market that, for now, doesn't offer much choice...

1 March 2013

The Parrot Asteroid Smart is a smartly designed and flexible multimedia receiver that hangs its hat on an app market that, for now, doesn't offer much choice...

6 February 2013

I might, again, be speaking for myself alone but when I'm in the car, I find it's oddly different. Maybe it's just because you can't get internet radio in the car, but I have a longstanding desire... Read more…

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