Dyson’s New “Mask Headphones” Look Like Something Out of a Sci-Fi Movie

published Dec 13, 2022
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Dyson is a brand known for its technological advances in the way we use air-powered products like vacuums, hair dryers, and fans. And now the company is venturing into wearables.

After six years of development, the company is just about to launch the Dyson Zone, a combination of noise-canceling headphones and an air-purifying mask meant to make urban areas more comfortable to exist in. And as one would imagine, it looks like something straight out of a sci-fi flick.

The mouth visor can be attached to the noise-canceling headphones via magnets and shields the mouth from view, though it doesn’t come into contact with the mouth at all. Rather, it sucks in surrounding air using small compressors and then filters it and releases it toward the wearer so they can breathe in cleaner air through their nose or mouth.

“Air pollution is a global problem — it affects us everywhere we go. In our homes, at school, at work, and as we travel, whether on foot, on a bike or by public or private transport. The Dyson Zone purifies the air you breathe on the move,” chief engineer Jake Dyson told DesignBoom. “And unlike face masks, it delivers a plume of fresh air without touching your face, using high-performance filters and two miniaturized air pumps. After six years in development, we’re excited to deliver pure air and pure audio, anywhere.”

Dyson will launch the Zone in China come January 2023, expanding the release to the U.K., U.S., Hong Kong, and Singapore later next year. Dyson Zones will be sold for just under $950.