Parrot to launch new headphones in November


French designer Phillipe Starck designed new Zik 2.0 headphones

Mobile headset firm Parrot has collaborated with French designer Phillipe Starck for the second time on its Zik 2.0 headphones, which will be released next month.

The headphones, which are a follow up to the original Zik headphones which the firm launched in 2012, come in six colours: black, white, mocha, blue, orange, yellow.

Starck is famous for his design work in architecture and interior design including designing a yacht for late Apple CEO Steve Jobs.  Starck has previously worked with Parrot on the original Zik headphones.

Zik 2.0 comes with a capacitive command system that allows users to toggle volume settings, skip songs and answer incoming calls with just one finger.  It also has text-to-speech capability which can speak the name of an incoming caller and the ability to make outbound calls when connected with a smartphone.

The headphones connect through bluetooth and comes with NFC technology.  They go on sale in Apple stores from November with an RRP of £299

Parrot also launched the Minikit Neo 2HD last week.  The Neo 2 is the latest in its car kit range.