The Good: The Parrot Minikit Neo 2 HD gives drivers the choice between good onboard voice command or the voice command on their host phone. "Magic Word" recognition makes it a truly hands-free car kit. The battery boasts up to 10 days of talk or six months of standby time. The Bad: The flat-panel speaker's audio quality is just OK and doesn't benefit much from the HD Voice upgrade. The Bottom Line: The Parrot Minikit Neo 2 HD is a solid and safe choice for drivers looking to add Bluetooth functionality to their ride without the hassle of installing a new dashboard stereo. It's been nearly three years since I reviewed the previous generation Bluetooth car kit, so the followup Minikit Neo 2 HD has been a long time coming. Taking a look at the two devices side-by-side with my even older , it's immediately apparent that the broad strokes of the Minikit design hasn't changed over the years, but the details have been refined.The biggest visual change is the move to a bolder plastic visor clip. Mine arrived in red, but Parrot also offers the Neo 2 HD in blue, black and green hues. The new clip is larger than the previous Neo's, but it also has a slightly larger opening and is more flexible than the previous design, which should make it easier to mount on a wider range of automobile sun visors.What hasn't changed is the flat chassis design with the protruding central control knob. The knob points toward the driver when mounted and is the primary point of interaction with the Minikit Neo 2 HD. It can be tapped and rotated to navigate the Neo 2's spoken menus and is flanked by green and red LEDs that indicate the hidden answer and end buttons. Below the knob, aimed at the driver's head, is the Parrot microphone.Most of the Minikit Neo 2 HD's surface area is occupied by a flat-panel speaker, which sounds OK. The Neo 2 HD features a few audio quality upgrades that improve the sound, which we'll return to in a bit.The final physical features are a power toggle switch on one edge and Micro-USB port on the other. The power switch, obviously, turns the Minikit on and off, but it can also be momentarily pushed past the "on" position to cause the Neo 2 HD to speak aloud the current battery level. The Neo 2 is powered by a 1,000mAh lithium ion battery that endows it with a claimed 10-hour talk time and six-month standby time. That much battery life meant that I was able to just leave the Neo 2 HD powered on for the duration of my week's test and let it auto connect to my testing phone when I got into the car.The Neo 2 HD ships with a small 12-volt USB charger and a long USB charging cable. I was unable to test charging time because the Minikit arrived with a full charge and I was unable to drain the battery during my testing time.Beneath the surface, the Minikit Neo 2 HD connects to the host phone via a Bluetooth v. 4.0 connection. The device supports the hands-free calling profile, the A2DP audio streaming profile and the phone book access profile for syncing contacts to the Minikit's memory.