Parrot Zik 2.0
Parrot’s original Zik headphones were already impressive what with their combination of Bluetooth capabilities, active noise cancelation, and a jawbone conductor for cleaning up sound quality. With subtler looks once again designed by Philippe Starck, Zik 2.0 is 17% lighter than its predecessor and even more impressive. Features include noise cancellation that’s driven by six microphones around the headset, seemingly magical touch sensitive gesture recognition on the right faux-leather cup to control music or place calls without fiddling around with buttons, and uncompromising sound quality thanks to 32 bit digital audio processing plus 40mm neodymium drivers. Its app is also getting a makeover, now boasting a highly customizable equalizer — which can even be tuned for individual songs — and their optional Concert Hall effect that simulates more natural, directional sound. And since driving all these features takes a lot of juice, Zik’s removable li-ion battery lasts up to 18 hours in flight mode and charges up from zero to full in two and a half hours.