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Dyson Launches Bizarre Air Purifying Headphones

Gabriella Ferlita

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Dyson Launches Bizarre Air Purifying Headphones

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Dyson has launched its first wearable product: air-purifying headphones. 

The Bluetooth headphones are based on the company’s air purification expertise, which has previously brought about a line of household purifiers, humidifiers, fans and heaters. 

Now, those in the city looking to escape polluted air like that of London, which is currently ranked at number 18 on IQAir’s list of ‘most polluted cities around the world', can don the wearable devices which deliver purified air to the nose and mouth. 

With the large, comfortable-looking headphones and a large mask across the mouth that resembles that of some kind of sci-fi movie, Dyson Zone is certainly the first of its kind and is bound to receive some inquisitive looks from onlookers.

Dyson has launched its first wearable product: air-purifying headphones (Dyson).
Dyson has launched its first wearable product: air-purifying headphones (Dyson).

Not only does the product aim to take care of air pollution, but it also gets to grips with noise pollution simultaneously, with its active noise-cancelling technology. 

Jake Dyson, chief engineer at the company, explained: “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. And unlike face masks, it delivers a plume of fresh air without touching your face.”

The headphones manage this with a motor, compressor fan and an air-purifying dual-layer filter in both of the ear cups. The air is then drawn through the filters, eliminating 99% of particles, including pollen, bacteria and dust, as well as gas pollutants like sulphur and nitrogen dioxide. 

This filtered air is then pushed inside the visor which sits just in front of the nose and mouth to create a pocket of clean air for the wearer to breathe, without the need for the visor to make contact with the skin.

The headphones are also equipped with speed sensors, automatically adjusting the flow of air between three intensity levels to ensure they deliver up to five litres of clean air a second, which is equivalent to the breathing rate of a jog.

While the Dyson Zone is set to go on sale in Autumn, it’s expected to cost somewhere around £500-£1,000.

Topics: Fashion, Style, Music, Environment, Climate Change

Gabriella Ferlita
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