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Dyson has finally dropped their air purifying headphones and they cost over $1,000

Charisa Bossinakis

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Dyson has finally dropped their air purifying headphones and they cost over $1,000

Dyson has just dropped their air purifying headphones that cost AUD $1,317 (USD $949 or £728).

Now you can finally breathe in and jam out if you're willing to fork out the cash.

The household appliance company teased ages ago that they would release the bizarre noise-cancelling headphones with a visor capturing unwanted air particles.

Now it’s finally on the market.

According to Dyson, these headphones deliver high-quality sound while supplying purified airflow to the nose and mouth to tackle the ‘urban issues of air quality and noise pollution’.

Credit: Dyson
Credit: Dyson

Jake Dyson, son of founder James Dyson, said of the invention: “It delivers a plume of fresh air without touching your face, using high-performance filters and two miniaturised air pumps.

"After six years in development, we’re excited to deliver pure air and pure audio, anywhere.”

While this is quite an innovative design - especially in the age of a pandemic - we can’t help but think it looks like a new-age Darth Vader helmet.

The company, best known for its vacuum cleaners and hairdryers, said it's a bit of a step into the unknown for Dyson as it took more than 500 prototypes to develop.

But how does it work? Basically, the compressors in each ear cup attract air through two dual-layer filters and two streams of purified air to the nose and mouth, which is said to clean 99 per cent of particles.

So mosquitoes, dust, and smoke stand no chance.

The visor then ensures the purified airflow is kept close to these airways while being unaffected by ‘external crosswinds’.

Dyson's first wearable product also comes with several sensors that monitor the intensity of airflow and the surrounding air quality.

However, the Dyson Zone could’ve looked entirely different as early prototypes included a snorkel and a backpack to hold the motor and headphones.

I know, it’s hard to believe this was the more ‘subtle’ design.

According to Dyson, the device’s filters in the ear cups should last around 12 months in most European cities.

However, they warn that customers living in more polluted regions will have to change them more regularly.

So, if you’re looking for a high-tech face mask with some sweet tunes, this might be the right Christmas present for you.

Just so long as you don’t mind walking around looking like Timothée Chalamet from Dune.

Featured Image Credit: Dyson. Dyson/YouTube

Topics: News, Music, Technology

Charisa Bossinakis
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