Next up in our countdown of the Hottest 100 gadgets on the planet is the Parrot Zik Headphones
Philippe Starck designed these headphones, which is why they look a bit like they’re from space. But they’re not all design and no trousers: they’re the first to feature NFC technology, so just tap your phone on them to connect.
The Parrot Zik headphones also gesture-controlled, so swipe up or down on the headphones to change volume, and forward to skip tracks.
An accelerometer detects when you take them off and pauses your music, resuming when you put them back on. They’re noise cancelling, and double as a handsfree kit complete with mic. Make no mistake, these are seriously clever cans.