The Parrot ZIK Touch Activated Bluetooth Headphones, created by Phillipe Starck, combine a beautiful and aesthetic design with impressive, high-end advanced technology.
Equipped with four active microphones, these superior headphones feature best-in-class patented Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). The Parrot ZIK headphones achieve up to 98% noise reduction almost completely isolating noise and sound from the external environment. Very impressive.
One of the most unique features of the Parrot ZIK headphones is the head detection sensor hidden in the foam of the ear piece that is able to detect when you have the headphones in place over your ears and when you have removed the headphones. The sensor will pause and restart the music. Simply take the headphones off of your ears to pause the music so you can turn your focus to someone who might be trying to get your attention and have a conversation with you. Place the headphones back over your ears and resume listening to the music where you left off. Now how cool and convenient is that?
The headphone usability is unmatched with an innovative interface based on a touch-sensitive panel built into the right ear cup. When the Parrot headphones are connected to your music source via Bluetooth, a simple up and down swipe increases and lowers the volume, and a forward and back swipe lets you easily navigate or skip music tracks.
The Parrot ZIK headphones deliver astounding true-to-life sound, a capability that they call the “Parrot Concert Hall” effect. The impressive audio sensation approaches the sound of a live concert and provides a more natural way to listen to music, an improvement over most other typical wireless headphones.
Keep up with the latest wireless technology with two wireless solutions, Bluetooth and Near Field Communication (NFC). No wires or cables to get tangled up in, you can use the wireless connection to make crystal clear phone calls or listen to full range concert hall quality audio. You can choose to control phone calls and music with voice recognition, from the headphone’s touch panel or with the Parrot Audio Suite App available for both iPhone and Android smartphones.
The Parrot Audio Suite is an exclusive downloadable app for your smartphone that enables you to control your music through the wireless Bluetooth or NFC interface. With the Parrot Audio Suite, you’re able to manipulate all of the audio settings to customize and enhance the sound to your personal preference.
Audio streaming and device control is compatible with all Bluetooth enabled devices and the Parrot ZIK headphones is also integrated with NFC (Near Field Communications) letting you easily pair, connect and enjoy music from NFC compatible devices.
The Parrot ZIK Bluetooth headphones are designed with two directional microphones and a jawbone conductor that captures your jawbone sound vibration and merges it with the sound of your voice for clearer phone calls, even in noisy environments. And another really convenient capability of the embedded head detection sensor, if you receive a phone call while listening to music, you can simply remove your headphones and your call will be automatically transferred back to your smartphone. Very smart and convenient.
Parrot Zik Bluetooth Headphones Key Features
- Sleek and modern design, very appealing and slick.
- Four active microphones provide superior Active Noise Cancellation (ANC).
- Easy to use touch-sensitive panel built in.
- Unique and convenient head detection sensor.
- “Parrot Concert Hall” for stunning audio realism.
- Bluetooth wireless connectivity.
- NFC capability (pairing works with Android Jelly Bean today).
- Parrot Audio Suite downloadable app for iPhone and Android smartphones.
Parrot ZIK Bluetooth Headphones by Starck – Interview with Henri Seydoux and Philippe Starck
Parrot ZIK Touch Activated Bluetooth headphones Specifications
- Full dynamic frequency from 10 HZ to 20 KHz.
- 3.5 mm headphone jack for analog line in.
- Powered by a rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery.
- 6-hour usage time with all features activated.
- 18-hour usage time with only ANC activated.
- Longer 24-hour standby time.
- Bluetooth V 2.1 with AVRCP, A2DP, and HFP profiles.
- Downloadable apps for both iPhone and Android smartphones.
Parrot ZIK Touch Activated Bluetooth Headphones – What’s In The Box?
- Mini jack cable designed by Starck.
- Micro USB cable for charging and updating software.
- Protective lined carrying pouch.
- Quick start user guide provided in eight languages.
- The Parrot ZIK Bluetooth Headphones (of course).
The Parrot Audio Studio App for iPhone and Android Smartphones
Here’re a few screenshots of the Parrot Audio Studio app, available to download for free for both the iPhone and Android smartphones.
Experience the unmistakable style, sleek design and stunning technology of the Parrot ZIK Touch Activated Bluetooth Headphones.
If you want to try the latest mode of transportation these wireless electric skates may be just for you. This motorized electric roller skates can propel the user at speeds up to 8 miles per hour. You simply strap on the wireless skates over your shoes. The skates are held securely in place with a dual-fastener strap design similar to the fasteners on a pair of ski boots.
Each wireless motorized skate is equipped with an 80 watt motor. The sturdy fiber-reinforced nylon frame is extra compact and durable with a streamlined profile. Smooth rolling 6 inch diameter wheels provide a comfortable ride.
Wireless Electric Skates Demonstration
Operating the wireless electric skates is a breeze with the wireless remote control that you hold in your hand. The wireless remote allows you to control the throttle for both skates simultaneously. You achieve a gentle stop by simply pulling back on the switch which will engage the skates’ electronic brakes. You can also stop by dragging the heel stopper.
The motorized skates are powered by a removable lithium-ion battery. Each skate is equipped with its own separate motor and battery. A full charge of the batteries provides continuous power for up to 40 minutes, about a 5 to 6 mile range. The wireless electric skates are ideal for convenient short-range transportation across a school campus, to local shops and stores in your local neighborhood, and work equally well indoors and outdoors. And of course, the skates are loads of fun just for recreational use.
The wireless electric skates fit men’s shoe sizes 6 to 14, women’s shoe sizes 7 to 15 1/2. Ideal for ages 16 years and up. The skates include an AC adapter for recharging the batteries. The batteries recharge in about 5 hours.
Here’s a new innovative iPad cover that harnesses solar powered technology to provide up to ten days of iPad2 usage without the need for a battery charge. The Solar Powered iPad Cover uses the latest photovoltaic ink technology to convert both indoor and outdoor light into electricity.
The solar powered iPad cover is equipped with a built-in battery. The combined solar charging panel along with the integrated battery work in tandem to enable you to use your iPad2 for as long as ten days without needing a charge.
The iPad cover also serves as a protective case and is perfect for travel and when you’re on the go. The cover’s built-in stainless steel stand allows you to pace your iPad2 at an optimal 15 degree angle for typing or watching movies. The solar powered iPad cover is also equipped with a standard USB port that allows connect and charge smartphones, MP3 players or Bluethooth headsets.
And iPad case is also equipped with an HDMI output that lets you connect your iPad2 to an HDTV. The USB and HDMI cables are not included.
The Solar Powered iPad Cover is fully compatible with both the iPad2 and the newest iPad3. Dimensions are 11 inches long by 8 inches wide and 1 inch deep. The iPad cover weighs 1 1/2 pounds.
Protect your iPad with the advanced Solar Powered iPad Cover and enjoy the smart and eco-friendly performance of up to 10 days of operation without the need to charge your iPad.
Now you can harness the same space age technology that NASA uses to monitor astronauts in space with the Digital Wellness Monitor. The digital monitor technology is based on the proven premise that good health starts with getting the proper amount of exercise and sleep. You simply wear this compact, pocket-sized intelligent monitor everywhere you go and track your daily movement as well as your sleep cycles to determine if you’re getting enough exercise and sleep.
The Digital Wellness Monitor has an accelerometer that detects and monitors the intensity and duration of your movements. It keeps track of the steps you take, how much distance you travel, including the elevation and with this collected date is able to compute the number of calories you burn.
When you sleep, you can fit the sensor in the included wristband which is able to detect tiny tremors and movements in your wrist to measure the following key sleep patterns and behavior:
- How long it takes you to fall asleep.
- How often you wake up.
- How long you actually remain asleep (as opposed to just lying in bed).
The wellness monitor has a digital screen that displays each of the various readings that the device can track. You can also upload your wellness tracking information to a website online anytime you are within 15 feet of the USB charging station. From the website, once your data is uploaded, you can view your wellness data on time lines, charts and graphs.
The included software for uploading the wellness data to the website is compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Mac. The Digital Wellness Monitor can operate for up to 7 days on a single 1 1/2 hour charge (through the USB charging station). An extremely compact and portable device, the wellness monitor dimensions are 2 1/4 inches long, 3/4 inches wide and 1/2 inch deep. The device is super light weight and compact weighing only 1 ounce.
For so many music enthusiasts, one of the biggest attractions to the iPod, iPhone and iPad is the easy and convenient way to collect and enjoy virtually any kind of music through iTunes. And today for so many folks, they turn to their iPod or iPhone exclusively to listen to their favorite music. If most or all of the music you enjoy is through your iPod, iPhone or iPad, what happens if you’d like to listen to your music throughout the house? Now you can easily stream your music to any room of the house wirelessly with the iHome iW1 AirPlay Wireless Stereo Speaker System.
The iHome iW1 AirPlay Wireless Stereo Speaker System is a super convenient and ideal audio solution for iTunes, iPhone and iPod owners that leverages the latest technology from Apple to stream your music throughout the house. With Apple’s AirPlay wireless audio streaming technology, you can play your favorite music anywhere in the house using your home Wi-Fi network.
iHome iW1 AirPlay Wireless Stereo Speaker System Features
- AirPlay wireless audio streaming over Wi-Fi networks
- iHome iW1 AirPlay is certified for 802.11b and 802.11g Wi-Fi network technologies. AirPlay is a built-in feature with Apple devices that enables users to stream audio wirelessly from their iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and iTunes. AirPlay works wherever there is a Wi-Fi network.
- Simple, easy and quick wireless setup with the iHome application technology.
- Convenient and simple network setup and custom device naming using iHome Connect, a FREE app available on the iTunes app store (available for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch).
- Attractive, sleek design will look great in any room of the house.
- Includes a handheld IR remote to control the streaming of your music from a distance. The IR remote and the speaker control panel supports play/pause, next track, previous track, and the volume control on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch.
- Rechargeable battery with charging base and carrying handle for use anywhere at home, in-doors and outside.
- You can also recharge the battery by connecting to your iPod or iPhone through the USB port using the included USB cable.
- Includes an aux-in input as well. You can connect any music device with the analog 3.5mm stereo auxiliary input.
- Real-time high-fidelity audio signal enhancing technology. Digital signal processing extends the audio bandwidth effectively improves brightness, clarity and presence as well as delivers deeper and more resonant bass.
If you’ve been looking for a simple way to enjoy your iTunes music collection from anywhere in your house, you’ll want to try the iHome iW1 AirPlay Wireless Stereo Speaker System.