Dyson, manufacturers of vacuum cleaners with dirt search laserscreated a set of air-purifying headphones that are apparently no an April Fools joke. According to Dyson Zone product pagethe device’s mouthpiece is intended to channel “a continuous flow of purified air to the nose and mouth, without touching the face”.
We don’t have specs on the headphones; all we know is that they are Bluetooth and noise canceling. the team there in Material was able to wear the mask and listen to the headphones and said that it was possible to hear the hum of the air-purifying motors in the headphones even with noise-cancelling turned on, which seems like an obvious downside to using an air-purifier in your head.
Dyson has said a lot about how big his mask is to deliver clean air to the lungs, but it should be noted that air fresheners “are not enough to protect people from Covid-19,” according to the EPA. The agency is obviously not referring to wearable air fresheners used outside the home (because the Dyzon Zone didn’t exist when it made its recommendation), but it’s easy to see that if someone is sick and wearing that mask, they can still spread. airborne germs. There is no seal like on the KN95 or N95 masks. Filtration is only one-way and, according to Dyson, acts on “city fumes and pollutants”.
You might wonder if blowing air in people’s faces is a great idea at a time when we’re trying to limit the circulation of a virus. In one of the publicity photos, the mask is being worn on a train, leaving the nose exposed – not exactly what the MTA would recommend.
Get in the zone with the latest technology from Dyson. 30 years of air filtration experience pioneered a next-generation, wearable audio device. With a non-contact visor to provide a continuous flow of purified air to the nose and mouth. So you can breathe cleaner air, anywhere.March 30, 2022
Dyson says work on the mask started pre-pandemic and that he’s working on an aerosol filtering mask that somehow fits into the Dyson Zone. So a mask designed to reduce the transmission of Covid to use with your other mask that reduces pollutants. This looks like too many masks.
It’s hard to figure out who this mask is really for. While air pollution is a serious concern, I think I’ll stick with my black N95 when I take the bus into town. Though for the sake of journalism, I’m confident our own Dave James wouldn’t mind using this around town as a he made the Razer Zephyr.
Dyson Zone air-purifying headphones will be available online at Dyson. with still this year. No prices have been listed yet.