Carla Bruni, Italian-French singer, songwriter and wife of the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, now showing up everywhere in Paris in the advertisement for Zik headset, developed by Parrot, with a tagline -- ‘The most advanced headphones.’
Parrot, French car audio company, has developed a wireless headset featuring Bluetooth connectivity, active noise cancellation and near-field communications for Bluetooth pairing.
The headset comes with a touch-sensitive panel on the ear cup, which the user can swipe up and down to increase and decrease volume, and forward and back to skip tracks. A head-detection sensor in the headphone knows when you put the headphones around your neck. It triggers the headset to pause music on. Put the headphones back on, it resumes music.
It offers hands-free calling. Equipped with two directional microphones and a jawbone conductor, the headset captures the vibration of the jawbone and merges it with voice for calls.
Parrot’s free downloadable app seamlessly connects the headset with a user’s iPhone, allowing control of calls and music also from the iPhone. If a call interrupts music, remove the headphones and the call is automatically switched to smartphone.