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October 10th, 2013 – A few years back Parrot teamed up with designer Philippe Starck to create a set of next-gen “Zik” headphones; noise canceling, hands-free calling and Bluetooth capabilities with concert hall-quality sound and a hyper-intuitive touch panel located on the entire right earpiece. This week, Parrot has announced an expanded range for the popular headphone collection with the launch of the Zik “Gold Collection”. The new collection includes three variations of the Parrot Zik, offering something for every taste and style: yellow gold – matte white with a yellow gold skeleton, rose gold – matte white with rose gold details, and black gold – Sleek black monochrome.
The Zik “Gold Collection” offers the same innovative technology as the Parrot Zik “Classic” – noise canceling, hands-free calling and Bluetooth capabilities with concert hall-quality sound and a hyper-intuitive touch panel located on the entire right earpiece.
To change a song, you just swipe your finger left or right against the right panel; to change volume, you move your finger up or down; to pause, you simply remove them from your ears. A free dedicated app, Parrot Audio Suite, enables users to personalize their sound.
Parrot Zik hosts the most advanced technologies in the Bluetooth wireless audio and telephony headphones. Designed as an extension of your Smartphone, it is equipped with a touch panel on the surface of the right headset for volume, music tracks or phone calls control with a touch of your finger, and one of the many powerful functions is their Active Noise Cancelling system that can capture and reduce noise.
The Parrot Zik “Gold Collection” will be available in November 2013 for $399 at retailers including Brookstone, Barneys, Bloomingdales, Fry’s Electronics, Apple, Ron Robinson and Parrot.com. The classic Parrot Zik, designed in black with silver accents, will continue to be an option for consumers as well.
May 15th, 2013 – It’s about time. The past fifty years have been dominated by large clunky headphones that don’t cater to female form. Somebody needed to solve this acoustical travesty, and that somebody is Sweden-based industrial designer Maria von Euler, founder of the female-friendly headphone company Molami. Von Euler combined quality audio with avant-garde design, incorporating a function meets fashion ideal with their latest Twine Headpiece – headphones truly designed with the contemporary individual in mind.
Twine is a soft headpiece made of silk-satin and chiffon blends that comfortably wraps around your head with 18K gold accent pieces – giving you a unique listening experience. The headphones are designed from a fashion standpoint, worn as a selected accessory and tailored for the style savvy individual. Von Euler has meticulous attention to detail that can be seen in each pair of Molami headphones – from the tailored silhouette of each model down to the braided textile-wrapped cords and discreet accents plated in gold and silver.
Photography By Molami
Matthew Choto is a San Fransisco based industrial designer who specializes in creating toys, sneakers, furniture, and now headphones. The recent Reebok Design Competition winner has upped his game with his new IMMATURE collection. The series features a luxurious pair of black and gold studio headphones, along with a matching wristwatch. Choto says that the headphones and watch were “designed for a theoretical high end brand, inspired by Hip-Hop culture.” The sleek headphones are predominantly matte black with a raised gold plaque at the ears, they take on a soft angular form with rigid geometric contours as accent marks. The headphones are a mere concept now, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see people rocking them in the near future.
(Photography Courtesy of: Matthew Choto)