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Parrot Asteroid 0.25GB 5" Tablet

muycomputer.com 4.5 Star techradar.com/au/ Recommended
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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15 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The reviewer at Techradar.com/au/ endorse this Parrot tablet computer and have given it their "Recommended" award.

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

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Techradar, PC Advisor.co.uk and CNET.de this tablet has an average expert rating of 75 out of 100.

Good Sound Quality

A few Parrot Asteroid owners who reviewed it concluded that it had good sound quality. Expert review site Avhub.com.au mentioned “The audio visual market may seem like an unpredictable beast at times.”.

Nice Design

One Parrot Asteroid reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it was good looking. Three years ago Appleinsider.com wrote “Handsfree calling through a goodlooking touchscreen display” but even so they rated it 3 stars.

One person who bought the product thought it was a good design. Expert website Avhub.com.au mentioned “Great balance of design & features; superb hands-free performance; availability of Apps, although… AGAINST” in their review of the Parrot Asteroid.

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Robust

Some Parrot Asteroid owners said in their reviews that it was well made. Avhub.com.au mentioned “As with any technical device that's engineered to save time, or make your life easier” in their review of the Parrot Asteroid.

Easy to Use

One person who bought this tablet reckoned that it had a good experience.

Good Technical Features

One person wrote in their reviews that it had good features.

Good Connectivity

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was able to connect to the internet. Expert website Cnet.com.au said “The Parrot Asteroid falls a bit short on delivering the Internet and a rich app experience in the car.” in their Parrot Asteroid review and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

One Parrot Asteroid reviewer said in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Five years ago Cnet.com.au said “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”.

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Good Product Quality

One Parrot Asteroid reviewer who purchased this tablet reckoned that it was good quality. Techsmart.co.za said three years ago “In all cases decent audio quality was lacking”.

Flash Storage Media

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage media, which is the most commonly supported storage media on tablets that have been around for more than two years.

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Good Brand

Parrot tablets have good ratings on average and across all tablet computers Parrot is one of the superior brands.

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Very Loud Speaker Power

The Asteroid has one of the loudest speaker powers (47 Watts) amongst tablets of this age. The speaker powers of tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the Asteroid range from 0.6W to 47W.

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Four Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Asteroid is a four number of built-in speakers tablet computer.

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Flash Storage Medium

This tablet has a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec tablets that were launched more than two years ago.

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Light

When compared to other tablets of this spec and age that we have checked, the weight of the Asteroid of only 218 grams is one of the lightest. Tablets that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 120g and 8.5kg, and the average weight is 590g.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Small Internal Storage Capacity

The internal storage capacity of the Asteroid of only 0.25 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst tablets of this age and spec. The internal storage capacitys of tablets that were released more than two years ago range from 0.25GB to 260GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 18GB.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 5 inches, the Asteroid's display diagonal is one of the smallest amongst comparable spec tablets that were released around the same time as the Asteroid. The average display diagonal of similar spec tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Asteroid is 8.7", and the display diagonals range from 3.9" to 19".

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Not 3G

Most tablets that were released around the same time as the Asteroid are not 3G. The Asteroid is no exception to this as it too is not 3G.

Tablets which are 3G that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung GT-N8000 Galaxy Note[plb_2342985_price].

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Not 4G

Most tablets that came out around the same time as the Asteroid are not 4G. The Parrot Asteroid is no exception to this as it too is not 4G.

Tablets which are 4G that might also be worth considering include the Samsung GT-N8000 Galaxy Note[plb_2342985_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

When compared to other tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Asteroid that we have checked the internal memory of, the Asteroid's internal memory of only 0.25 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The internal memorys of tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Asteroid range from 0.25GB to 8GB.

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Only 2.1 Bluetooth Version

The Parrot Asteroid supports a 2.1 bluetooth version which is newer than most comparable spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as it. Most tablets that were released more than two years ago support a 4 bluetooth version.

A 2.1 bluetooth version is in fact the worst supported Bluetooth version amongst all tablets that have been around for a similar time to the Asteroid.

Amongst similar types of tablet the best supported Bluetooth version is 4.0 LE.

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1 Other reason to consider the Parrot Asteroid

Released Over Three Years Ago

This tablet computer has been on the market for over three years.

Specification

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Included Memory Card Size
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Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Touch Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Camera
Front Camera
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Microphone in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Phone Features
Voice Call
Speakerphone
Caller ID
Performance
Audio Formats Supported
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Keyboard Supplied
Docking Station Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Kids Tablet
Wi-Fi

2 Awards

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

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...

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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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