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Gadget Focus: Parrot Zik Wireless Headphones

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The world’s most advanced headset, the Zik is a headset for the smartphone generation. Listening to music and being insulated from external noise are features more and more Smartphone owners are looking for…

Parrot has designed the perfect solution, introducing wireless headphones that act as an extension to your Smartphone.

Like your Smartphone, Zik has integrated a sensitive touch panel, giving hyper-intuitive access to the various features available. Sliding your finger vertically on the touch-sensitive control panel adjusts the volume of your music or the callers voice, and moving your finger horizontally plays the next track or returns to the previous one. Zik also has a unique head detection sensor: simply remove your heaphones to pause your music. The Bluetooth connection is then automatically reconfigured so that your Smartphone operates independently again. Buy here!

For optimum listening comfort while on the phone, Zik is equipped with two technologies for pinpointing the sound of your voice. Combined with the use of a double microphone, the bone detection sensor detects and analyzes the vibrations of the jaw in order to detect only your words and remove any background noise.

Music:
Like your Smartphone, Zik has integrated a sensitive touch panel, giving hyper-intuitive access to the various features available.

Touch control:
Swiping up or down on the right ear cup (1) changes the volume, swiping forward skips a track.

Motion Detector:
Taking Zik off your ears automatically pauses the music so you’ll never miss a beat (4).

Simple Pairing:
Just touch your phone to left ear cup (5) to pair effortlessly with NFC devices.

Active Noise Cancellation:
With a total of four microphones (2), Parrot ZIK’s ANC technology reduces noise up to 25 dB.

Bluetooth Hands free telephony:
With a bone conduction sensor (3) and a double microphone (2), Parrot Zik’s noise suppression system gives your calls amazing clarity.

Parrot Concert Hall Effect:
Zik recreates beautiful lifelike sound. Alter the accoustics and sound-space through the Parrot App.

Don’t Stop the Music:
Even with a flat battery (6). Zik plays on with the jack cable included. Buy here!

Secifications:

  • Neodymium drivers
  • Sound pressure level: 110 dB per volt to 1kHz
  • Impedance: 32 Ohms
  • Powerful DSP algorithms
  • Built-in NFC technology
  • Frequency response: 10Hz – 20kHz
  • Capacitive touch panel
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Hands free
  • Alloy head rails
  • Battery life:
  • With all features activated: 6 hours
  • With ANC only: 18 hours
  • On standby mode: 24 hours

Dimensions:

  • Width: 150 mm – Height: 198 mm
  • Depth: 80 mm – Weight: 325 g
  • Micro USB cable: 1 m
  • Line-in cable: 1,30 m

Kit contents:

  • 1 Micro USB cable for charging and updating
  • 1 line in cable 3,5 mm
  • 1 Li-lon battery 800mAh
  • 1 Quick-start guide
  • 1 Protective pouch

Features:

  • Touch control
  • Hands free calling
  • Concert hall effect sound
  • Free app
  • Motion detectors
  • Simple paring Buy here!

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Michelle heads up the web content and digital marketing at Mantality, and is a true fan of all the cool products she works with. Outside of work she is a competitive athlete and dedicates every other waking moment to diet and training – and consumes enough chicken and tuna to feed a small African country. You’ll also find her hitting the decks as Lady Sinister with DJ partner The Boogeyman. “Tomorrow never comes, so don’t wait for it to say what you want to say, do what you want to do, and live every waking moment to the fullest.” – Michelle G.

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