The essential Will.i.am, member of the group Black Eyed Peas, announced the release not of an album, but of a sophisticated mask that also doubles as headphones. The Xupermask will go on sale April 8th.
It’s called Xupermask. This $ 299 mask was designed by Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, Honeywell, and Jose Fernandez, creators of Elon Musk’s SpaceX suits. And it doesn’t really look like the washable cotton masks you wear every day.
Indeed, it is a futuristic mask with sophisticated technology as it comes with dual fans, mechanical air filters, bluetooth technology, LED daytime running lights, all with a seven o’clock battery life, adjustable shoulder straps and magnetic earbuds.
Ever since he sang “I must have a feeling” and contributed to other planetary hits, the Black Eyed Peas member has been very interested in technical products. He has notably invested in Tesla and Beats Electronics and has even been hired by Intel as Director of Innovation.
Will.i.am is very interested in technology products.
A mask for travelers
The idea for this helmet mask came to him when he took a plane in March 2020. “I wanted to make a mask for travelers, he told The Hollywood Reporter. Because masks were never designed for everyday use, so people could interact with technology, headphones and phones. People take their masks off and the headphones fall off.”
While some American states are beginning to ease the requirement to wear a mask, such as Texas, some experts say that this accessory will be necessary for many months or even more. “SARS happened in Japan and Southeast Asia and they have recovered from it and they are still wearing masks,” Will.i.am told the New York Times.
The Xupermask will go on sale April 8th.