The musician and member of the group Black Eyed Peas has announced a partnership with the company “Honeywell” for the launch of “Xupermask”, a high-tech mask with noise canceling headphones, Bluetooth support and HEPA filtering system.
Black Eyed Peas fans should know her by now, as Will.i.am used one in the “Girl Like Me” video with Shakira. Called “Xupermask,” it features LED lights and noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones that magnetically latch onto the mask when not in use; It has three dual speed fans for ventilation and replaceable HEPA filters that can be replaced every 30 days.
Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas
“Xupermask” -which comes in the middle of the US vaccination campaign against Covid-19- is a possible response to the conscience of having to wear masks for a long time, in this case that of Will.i.am, a founding member of the Black Eyed Peas rapper, but also a tech-savvy entrepreneur, with surplus shares in companies like Tesla and Beats Electronics.
Will.i.am, in collaboration with “Honeywell,” a company that produces personal protective equipment and air purifiers, has created a high-tech mask that boasts up to seven hours of battery life on a single charge. During an interview with the American newspaper “Usa Today”, Will.i.am explained that his idea was born from the intention of solving the problems that arise from the habitual use of masks, from the fogging glasses to the muffled voice during a call . Apparently, before starting production with Honeywell, he originally planned to create a couple hundred “Xupermask” for his closest friends. “What I’ve seen in the last few months is people wearing big masks and headphones,” said Will.i.am. “When they received phone calls, they took off the mask and the headphones fell to the ground, then the mask fell to the ground and then everything got dirty.”
“Xupermask” (ph “Honeywell”)
“Xupermask”, available on the market from April 8, includes a custom headband to make it adaptable, a magnetic coupling system for headphones and microphone and a particular filtration system with high fluid efficiency. It costs $ 299 (and replaceable filters in a 3-pack for $ 27.99) and two sizes, small / medium or medium / large.