Parrot launches DIA and Zikmu Gold in UAE

By on November 16, 2011
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High-end design and technology come in one package.

Today Parrot launched two new products for the UAE market: the DIA digital photo frame designed by NoDesign and the extremely limited edition ‘Ancient Gold’ Zikmu speakers designed by Phillipe Starck.

The ‘Ancient Gold’ speakers are completely handmade, and only 20 of these will be made for the whole world. 3 of these units will made available for the UAE market. We have already reviewed the Zikmu speakers earlier this, and you can see that they are one of the most impressive wireless speakers in the market. The ‘Ancient Gold’ version of the Zikmu add another layer of exclusivity to these already stylish set of speakers. And given their limited nature, it was surprising to know that they will be sold for just AED 8,000, considering the regular Zikmu speakers are sold for AED 6,900.

Next up we have the DIA digital photo frame designed by the award winning Jean-Louis Frechin of NoDesign. The DIA was designed with the old school Kodak Ektachrome in mind, whereby the images are displayed on a opaque layer of glass, illuminated by a bright light behind it. This presentation gives the images a very deep field effect where the images seem to be popping out, but not like a 3D image.

The 10.4″ digital frame has a very elegant white design, with tactile buttons and a trackball on the top. Connectivity via USB, Bluetooth and WiFi is very easy, as is the Mover Lite app, using which images on your iPhone can be transferred to the DIA. One can even link a dedicated email account, using which images taken anywhere around the world can be automatically transferred to the DIA, enabling you to share photos with your family wherever you are in the world.

The DIA will available in the market by the end of this month, with retail price expected to be around AED 2,000.  In the meanwhile you can check out the video below to get a better understanding of the product.


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