Will.i.am has designed the Xupermask, a futuristic face mask with built-in speakers, a microphone, and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Black Eyed Peas frontman has teamed up with costume designer Jose Fernandez and engineering company Honeywell to create the high-tech Xupermask that protects people from Covid-19.
It features a High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration system and a filter port to defend against the virus and forestall common annoyances such as foggy glasses, as properly as Bluetooth connectivity, LED day glow lights, multi-functioning button controls, and a magnetic earbud docking system which is all powered by way of a 7-hour long-life battery.
Announcing his creation, Will.i.am informed PEOPLE: “I concept about all the pain factors that people have with masks and earbuds and how earbuds have been no longer designed to choose up the voice of people that have the fabric in the front of their mouth.
“People have to take the mask off and put themselves at risk. [With Xupermask], you ought to actually whisper on a bike on a Zoom, and they hear you flawlessly pleasant due to the fact we block off the wind and we block out the noise and block out the germs.”
The 46-year-old rapper additionally delivered that he supposed for the format to seem to be like it got here from a sci-fi movie even though the goal consumer used to be originally the “sneakerhead.”
He explained: “We designed it for that viewpoint of collecting and ‘drop culture. It’s for that collector, that traveler. The fee factor is now not astronomical … inside the identical price or simply a little above AirPod Pros.
“Jose was once my go-to person for something future pushing. When it used to be time to make this product, I would say, ‘Let’s make something that truly has functionality however then additionally appears like it is something that got here out of a sci-fi film. Let’s bring the future now.'”
Rapper Will.i.am Is Launching A Smart Face Mask For US$299