Originally Posted by BBFreak
So do you still have to dial numbers like normal? This is a car kit right?
No, you do not have to dial the numbers like normal. Yes, it is a car kit. Look at the pictures of the CK3100 at http://www.parrot.biz/
I've tried to include one here... the dial in the middle is used for dialing numbers... you turn the dial, the Parrot will announce the function. I'm going from memory, but as you turn the dial, you'll get one that says "dial a number"... you then push the dial to select that function... then you turn the dial it will announce each number... so you dial up, eventually you'll get to 5, it will announce "five", your push the dial, then locate your next number, push the dial, etc. So, it's extremely easy to do without taking your eyes off the road, but it's not hands-free. It does have voice-recognition built in so that if you have trained it to recognize "John Smith" or "Home", you can do that hands free. First you say "phone" to get it to know you want to dial, then you say "John Smith".
The motorola IHF1000 apparently will recognize numbers, so you can say "dial 123-4567" and it will do it, completely hands-free. I have seen some reports that the motorola is more difficult to synch up with the 8700, but people are ultimately successful from what I've heard.
I've seen reviews from people that have tried both, and there are quirks with both the motorola and parrot depending on the reviewier. My experience is limited to the parrot, and I love it.