Thanks to Parrot, the company behind the Zik headphones (and various personal AR drones), and Philip Starck, their designer, the new Zik 2.0 headphones are a solid improvement. The Zik 2.0 weighs in at 270g, which is 17 percent (or 55g) lighter than the previous generation — weight, a complaint among those who purchased it. All the pre-existing features are present, including the large trackpad with soft-touch leather (it controls volume and playback).
Other included features are NFC (near-field communication), a removable battery, HD voice support on cell networks, noise-canceling, and eight microphones — all in the sake of reducing outside noise, or increasing it should you want to be aware of your surroundings.
Parrot’s Zik 2.0 headphones will launch November and will cost $399 with dedicated iOS and Android companion apps — a solid price since you’re getting an all-around, high performance headset, Bluetooth and all.