Will.i.am has designed the Xupermask, a futuristic face mask with built-in audio system, a microphone and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Black Eyed Peas frontman has teamed up with costume designer Jose Fernandez and engineering firm Honeywell to create the high-tech Xupermask that protects individuals from Covid-19.
It contains a High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration system and a filter port to guard towards the virus and stop frequent annoyances comparable to foggy glasses, in addition to Bluetooth connectivity, LED day glow lights, multi-functioning button controls and a magnetic earbud docking system which is all powered by a 7-hour battery.
Announcing his creation, Will.i.am instructed PEOPLE: “I thought about all the pain points that people have with masks and earbuds and how earbuds were not designed to pick up the voice of people that have fabric in front of their mouth.
“People must take the mask off and put themselves in danger. [With Xupermask], you can actually whisper on a motorbike on a Zoom, and so they hear you completely tremendous as a result of we block off the wind and we block out the noise and block out the germs.”
The 46-year-old rapper also added that he intended for the design to look like it came from a sci-fi film although the target consumer was originally the “sneaker head.”
He explained: “We designed it for that perspective of gathering and ‘drop tradition. It’s for that collector, that traveler. The worth level just isn’t astronomical … inside the identical worth or just a bit above AirPod Pros.
“Jose was my go-to person for anything future pushing. When it was time to make this product, I would say, ‘Let’s make something that actually has functionality but then also looks like it’s something that came out of a sci-fi film. Let’s bring the future now.'”