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ZIK Parrot by Starck

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Designed by French designer Philippe Starck, Parrot's Zik headphones were introduced during this year's CES. In addition to its striking good looks, the Zik features active noise cancellation technology, Bluetooth connectivity, NFC and touch controls at the earcups, and a capacitive touch panel controlled by gestures (swiping upwards raises the volume, downward lowers it, while swiping forward and back enables you to move through your playlist). Additionally, an onboard sensor can detect when you're listening to music or not -- when the headphones are resting on your shoulder, the music automatically stops playing. A jawbone sensor reportedly carries bone-conduction technology that results in clearer sound during calls, while the memory foam inside the earpads provide superior comfort. Check out an introductory video of the Zik, including interviews with Philippe Starck and Parrot founder Henri Seydoux, after the click.