A British company has created a wireless headphone with an air purifier. The device, which also has noise cancellation, wants to help users in large cities avoid air and noise pollution, according to the manufacturer.
The device is called The Zone and it was created by Dyson, a brand that sells traditional air purifiers, as well as vacuum cleaners, hair dryers, and more.
The Zone draws in air using compressors located on either side of the headphones. This air passes through filters and is then sent to the user through a face shield attached to the accessory.
The mask does not touch the face, but rather creates a kind of bubble of fresh air for the person to breathe. The piece can be removed or pulled out, which can be useful for talking to others.
A face mask is used to send fresh air to area users – Photo: Disclosure/Dyson
According to Dyson, the filters can remove up to 99% of pollution particles. They should be changed approximately every year, which may vary by use. The company has created an app that connects to the region and provides more information about the air quality around the user.
The headphones have three types of noise cancellation: one that excludes any sound other than what is being played by the device, another that allows you to hear what someone else is saying, and a third for those who only want to hear important sounds, such as horns and sirens.
The company stated that its engineers worked for six years to get to the final version of Zone. It has not yet been released for sale and there is no information on price and specifications.
The Verge website reports that the headphones with air purifiers are slated to launch between September and December of this year.
According to Dyson, area filters can remove up to 99% of particulate pollution.
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