DETROIT, July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Parrot, global leader in wireless devices for mobile phones, announces a new colored range of its stereo speakers Zikmu by Philippe Starck - White Arctic, Grey Pearl and Lime Sorbet – in addition to a new Web interface and software update.
The state-of-the-art technology and the pure sound of the Zikmu take another dimension with the new, color collection: the elegance of Black, the purity of White, the sobriety of Grey and the fancy of Yellow, magnified by the smart and aerial design from Philippe Starck.
"With Zikmu, we created a beautiful and a unique object for listening to music with today's digital devices," explains Henri Seydoux, founder of Parrot. "With the Zikmu 'in Color' collection, we pursue the idea of a high-tech product which is part of everyday life, similar to a piece of furniture or a decorative object. You choose it because you like it, because you will live well with it."
In addition to new colors, Parrot's software update includes a new Web interface with browsing mode to select music in the iPod. Also, an equalizer offers pre-settings according to the chosen music themes. With every Parrot product, including Zikmu, the company offers free software updates at www.parrot.com to improve customer experience.
Parrot Zikmu by Starck offers a 360 degree immersive sound and crystal clear sound image, thanks to the NXT technology and control of all electrodynamic elements via a system of DSP processing and amplifiers.
With Parrot Zikmu, listeners can enjoy music from today's digital devices:
- iPod®/iPhone™ via a dedicated docking station
- PC, with audio streaming via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- Mac computers and Bluetooth mobile phones, with audio streaming via Bluetooth® Stereo (A2DP)
Furthermore, an RCA line-in enables Parrot Zikmu to be connected to a television for home theater entertainment.
Parrot, a global leader in wireless devices for mobile phones, stands on the cutting edge of innovation. The company was founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux as part of his determination to drive the inevitable breakthrough of mobile phones into everyday life by creating high-quality, user-friendly wireless devices for easy living. Parrot has developed the most extensive range of hands-free systems on the market for cars, motorbikes and scooters, including wireless multimedia products geared towards audiovisual applications.
In 2008, Parrot launched a new prestige line of high-end products bearing the hallmark of renowned artists. Parrot, headquartered in Paris, currently employs 450 people worldwide and generates 85% of its sales overseas.
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3-channel (Class D) digital amplifier
Frequency range: 50 Hz – 20 kHz
Compatible audio formats: MP3, LPCM
PC and Mac settings: volume, balance R/L, equalizer with presets
RF remote control
RCA line-in input for all audio analogue sources
Power supply: 70W (per speaker)
Dimensions (per speaker)
Height: 750 mm
Dimensions - bottom: 320 x 290 mm
Dimensions - top: 130 x 35 mm
Weight: 3.5 kg
Wi-Fi b/g with SES/WPS
Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
Profiles supported: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
AVRCP (Audio Video Remote Control Profile)
Maximum range: 15 meters
Pairing: by PIN code (0000)
Updates via Bluetooth
Packaging 100% recyclable
Wi-Fi is a wireless computer network technology that lets you operate an indoor broadband network. It can be used to connect communicating devices together and exchange data. Thanks to Wi-Fi, it is possible to create local networks and to connect so any type of peripheral with a connection high flow on a scope of several tens of meters.
The Bluetooth wireless technology enables voice and data to be sent via a short-distance radio link. It connects a wide range of electronic equipment without requiring additional cables. Furthermore, it extends the communication possibilities for mobile phones and a large number of devices.
The Bluetooth stereo (A2DP) profile uses the same radio frequencies and can be used to send music tracks from one device to another.
NXT is an innovative technology in acoustic design. It uses a very flat membrane, the panel NXT, which vibrates and gets an excellent dispersal of the sound. So the NXT technology gives an incredible flexibility of location in the room.
Phone and device compatibility
Parrot products are 100% Bluetooth compatible and are therefore compatible with almost every Bluetooth stereo (A2DP) mobile phone.
Visit www.parrot.com to find out whether your phone is compatible.