Dyson Created Air-Purifying Headphones
Dyson, makers of famous vacuum cleaners with dirt-seeking lasers, has developed a set of air-purifying headphones which are not an April Fool’s joke. According to the Dyson Zone product page, the device’s mouth visor is meant to channel “a continuous stream of purified air to your nose and mouth, without touching your face.”
We don’t have any details or specifications on the headphones themselves; all we know is that they are Bluetooth and noise canceling. Stuff team was able to wear the new mask and give the headphones a listen and said it was likely to hear the hums of the air purification motors in the ear cups even with noise-canceling enabled, which seems like an apparent downside to wearing an air purifier.
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— Dyson (@Dyson) March 30, 2022
Dyson has said great things about its mask is for delivering clean air to your lungs, but it should be noted that air purifiers are “not enough to protect people from Covid-19,” according to the EPA. The agency is obviously not referring to wearable air purifiers used outside the house (because the Dyzon Zone did not exist when it made its recommendation), but it is easy to see that if someone is sick and wearing this mask, they can still distribute airborne germs. There’s no seal like there is on KN95 or N95 masks. The filtering is one-way, and according to Dyson, it acts on “city fumes and pollutants.”
The Dyson Zone air-purifying headphones will be available online at Dyson.com later this year. No price has been listed yet.