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Parrot’s new headphones are made for the world’s pickiest music lovers

A lot about the headphones has changed, but the coolest and most futuristic aspects of the headphones remain. They’re wireless, connecting via Bluetooth to your phone, and there’s NFC built in to quickly pair your device. They know when you take them off, and automatically pause your music; they’ll resume when you put them back on. You can swipe on the outside of the cup to change volume or songs, or tap on it to activate Siri and Google Now. It’s much faster and easier than looking for the microphone input on your headphone cables, though swiping on your ear never stops feeling a little crazy.

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