Face masks have turn into the final word ubiquitous wearable accent. So it’s solely pure that Will-i-am desires to show them into high-priced tech trend.
After attempting out iPhone digital camera equipment and instances, and showing on Apple’s short-lived actuality competitors present Planet of the Apps, Will.i.am is launching Xupermask together with Honeywell, which is greatest identified for Wi-Fi humidifiers, air purifiers, and thermostats.
The Xupermask seems extra like a gasoline masks than a Covid-era material face masks and it’s loaded with tech: Bluetooth, noise-canceling headphones, a trio of dual-speed followers, a Honeywell HEPA filtration system, LED lights, and 7 hours of battery life. You may hook up with your iPhone to play music and take calls.
The Xupermask matches over your ears and has a seal over the noise to stop fogging, which is definitely a critical challenge with many different masks. The filters are replaceable (you get three at buy) and the battery is rechargeable through USB. It seems just a little just like the Avengers Endgame masks with no protect, which is smart as a result of they have been designed by costume designer Jose Fernandez, who created Elon Musk’s SpaceX fits and labored on a number of Marvel Studios movies.
Will.i.am instructed The New York Instances that he “wished to make a masks to suit the period that we’re in.” The previous Black Eyed Peas rapper doesn’t have the very best observe document with his tech moonshots, however he’s betting that masks are right here to remain. He sees it as a brand new class of trend like sneakers, however it’s onerous to miss the high-priced and high-tech wearable tie-in as properly.
And after Apple bought out of its $549 AirPods Max headphones in about an hour, it doesn’t appear fairly so loopy. The Xupermask will launch on April eight at xupermask.com.
Michael Simon has been protecting Apple because the iPod was the iWalk. His obsession with know-how goes again to his first PC—the IBM Thinkpad with the lift-up keyboard for swapping out the drive. He is nonetheless ready for that to return again in fashion tbh.