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Parrot UNIKA

Steering Wheel Control Adapter for Asteroid Head Unit and MKi Series Bluetooth Kits

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Parrot UNIKA

Steering Wheel Control Adapter for Asteroid Head Unit and MKi Series Bluetooth Kits

$84.99

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General Features:

  • Universal fit for most vehicles on the market
  • Compatible with all steering wheel controls
  • The Parrot UNIKA fully integrated solution is invisible inside the vehicle
  • Integrates your vehicle’s steering wheel controls with the Parrot Asteroid Smart, Parrot ASTEROID, Parrot MKi9000, Parrot MKi9100 and Parrot MKi9200
  • Put all the features of your Parrot hands-free system within easy reach
  • Answer calls, activate voice dialing, reject calls, redial last number called and adjust the volume
  • Control music playback from your iPod, iPhone or USB MP3 player
  • Works with all CAN-bus vehicle communication protocols and resistor ladders
  • Visit the Parrot website to find out if your vehicle is compatible
  • Product can easily be updated
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

General Specifications:

  • Operating voltage: 12 V
  • Maximum permitted voltage: 16 V
  • Nominal power consumption: 60 mA
  • Maximum power consumption: 100 mA
  • Power consumption on standby: less than 2 mA
  • Length: 67.80 mm
  • Width: 67.80 mm
  • Thickness: 28 mm
  • Interface unit weight: 45 g
  • What's Included with the Parrot Unika
  • 1 Parrot UNIKA control unit
  • 1 Universal cable
  • 1 User guide

Steering Wheel Control Specifications

Aftermarket Receiver Compatibility
These are the brands of aftermarket receivers that the unit is capable of working with.
Universal
Vehicle Manufacturer Compatibility
These are the vehicle manufacturer's that the item is compatible with. Although a manufacturer might be listed here, please verify that your specific vehicle will accept the item or part.
Universal

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
40%
4 Star
20%
3 Star
20%
2 Star
20%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.0
Value
2.6
Features
4.4
Design
3.0
Usability
4.2
Сергей

Russian Federation

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Very goodS teering Wheel Control Adapter for Asteroid Head Unit and MKi Series Bluetooth Kits

January 15, 2014

Excellent technology, high quality, quicker shipping to Russia, easy installation.

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Stefan

Canada

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A necessary evil

December 9, 2013

The Unika adapter is relatively easy to set up and works mostly as advertised. The compatibility is very good (works with CAN bus, Kbus, and resistor ladders, which covers about every vehicle out there).

This being said, the responsiveness is average, the initial setup is more complex than it could be, and the tens of wires that need to be connected just right could have been replaced by just about 4 (plus a USB plug). I almost forgot to mention that it is far more expensive than any competing product -- I personally find the price almost insane.

So why would you bother with the thing you ask? You almost need to since you own an Asteroid, as this is the most straightforward solution to combining said Asteroid with your steering wheels remote controls.

Why did I purchase the thing you ask? Well, I do own an Asteroid Smart and I was not aware at the time of purchase of any alternate solution. In the meantime I discovered that there exists at least one device out there that connect to the steering wheel controls at one side and present to the head unit (such as the Asteroid) a virtual USB keyboard at the other side. All of this at about half the price of the Unika. Had I known of such a thing when I purchased the Unika I would have gone for it instead.

If the USB keyboard device work as advertised, it would be a cheaper as well as more elegant solution. If it does not, then the Unika remains a necessary evil for Asteroid owners. Either way the Unika is a mediocre device that can be had at an inflated price. As I said, a necessary evil!

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Louis

San Jose, CA

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It works, thats about it

November 5, 2013

Bought this to go along with my Asteroid Smart. Unfortunately, poor documentation and the proprietary nature of this product made it a bit of a hassle to install in my WRX STI.

The Metra 70-7552 is missing a steering wheel control lead that connects to the UNIKA. This requires either tapping from the vehicle harness, customizing the 70-7552 or buying another harness (found via NASIOC). The unit is not exactly plug & play. The mass of wiring included is bulky and borderline unnecessary - all that is needed is power/ground and 3-4 SWC wires. Programming was luckily straight forward.

Once installed in my car I found that pushing volume up/down a few times (say 3 times) often pushes the volume WAY UP or WAY DOWN. The response time is a bit slow. Skipping tracks has a similar response time.

Proprietary, overpriced and bulky. The only plus is that it is nice to have steering wheel controls after being without them for some time.

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Hugo

Guatemala

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Parrot UNIKA

June 9, 2016

Great product, easy to connect, simply plug and play. Instructions are not car specific though, but ar available on the internet.

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Hugo

Guatemala

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Parrot UNIKA

June 9, 2016

Great product, easy to connect, simply plug and play. Instructions are not car specific though, but ar available on the internet.

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Because I need it!
jonny C on Nov 27, 2014
It was need to complete my installation
William C on Aug 31, 2014

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

UNIKA

UPC

3520410004063

Weight

0.70lbs

Internal SKU

unika

Internal Product ID

60537

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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