On Wednesday, Dyson announced the Dyson Zone air-purifying headphones. The Dyson Zone is the company’s first wearable device. It offers filtered airflow to the wearer’s nose and mouth. Also an integrated set of over-ear earbuds with neutral frequency response, minimal distortion, and noise cancellation capabilities. According to the business, the air-purifying headphones were developed after six years of research. Development and contain high-performance filters with miniaturized air pumps. Dyson’s Zone Air-Purifying HeadphonesOn Wednesday, Dyson announced the Dyson Zone air-purifying headphones. The Dyson Zone is the company’s first wearable device. It offers filtered airflow to the wearer’s nose and mouth. Also an integrated set of over-ear earbuds with neutral frequency response, minimal distortion, and noise cancellation capabilities. According to the business, the air-purifying headphones were developed after six years of research. Development and contain high-performance filters with miniaturized air pumps.
It’s Dyson’s first step into wearable technology. Despite the fact that the business is best known for its high-end vacuum cleaners. The Zone is a pair of noise-canceling over-ear headphones. They “provide immersive sound to the ears while purifying airflow to the nose and mouth.” It addresses “urban challenges of air quality and noise pollution.” There’s no news on pricing. They are likely to be more expensive than your regular premium noise-canceling headphones from Bose and Sony. Possibly even more expensive than Apple’s AirPods Max headphones.
“Air pollution is a worldwide issue that has an impact on everyone. At home, at school, at work, and while traveling by foot, bike, or public or private transportation.” Jake Dyson, the company’s chief engineer (and son of the company’s namesake founder), explains. “The Dyson Zone cleans the air you breathe while you’re on the go. It uses high-performance filters and two miniature air pumps to produce a plume of fresh air without contacting your face, unlike face masks. They are pleased to give pure air and pure audio, anyplace, after six years of work.”
Dyson Zone specifications
Dyson’s Zone, just unveiled, has two motors in the ear cups that release two streams of air to the nose and mouth. According to the firm, it has four air-purifying modes: low, medium, high, and auto, each optimized for varying degrees of effort. According to Dyson, the Dyson Zone has integrated accelerometers that automatically switch between high, medium, and low purifying modes as needed.
The Dyson’s Zone Air-Purifying Headphones use electrostatic filtration to catch 99 percent of particle pollution, including dust, pollen, and bacteria, down to 0.1 microns. According to Dyson, city pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, and ozone will be filtered out. According to Dyson, the newly revealed Dyson Zone will interact with the company’s app to monitor filtration and regulate various settings.
The Dyson’s Zone Air-Purifying Headphones include neodymium drivers and a balanced sound characteristic, according to the brand. Isolation, Conversation, and Transparency are the three active noise cancellation (ANC) modes available on the headphones. After the visor is drops, the greatest degree of ANC is used, while conversation mode amplifies surrounding conversations and turns off purification. Users will be able to magnify noises around them in transparency mode, allowing them to be more aware of their environment.
The new Dyson’s Zone Air-Purifying Headphones, according to Dyson, may be used in four distinct modes. The visor stays attached to the headphones in combined air purification, music playing, and ANC mode, but users can remove it for audio-only mode. According to the business, users who reside in areas where FFP2-compliant face coverings are necessary owing to the continuing coronavirus pandemic can use a face-covering attachment that satisfies the required filtration criteria provided with the Dyson Zone box.
Dyson promises a premium listening experience with an accurate, balanced audiophile sound profile. Also, patented sophisticated noise cancellation on the audio side. The headphones are also comfortable. Although, Dyson hasn’t said how much they weigh or how long they last with air filtration and noise cancellation turned on. Dyson claims that the two motors in each ear cup are the smallest in any of its devices to date. The headphones connect through Bluetooth. They don’t mention what version they’re using – and can also make phone calls.
Dyson Zone price and availability
The pricing of the Dyson Zone has yet to be divulged by the firm. The air-purifying headphones will be accessible internationally starting in Autumn 2022, with timetables varying depending on geographical locations. According to Dyson, further information about availability will be released in the following months.
The air-filtration component, according to Dyson, is a “non-contact” device. Meaning it doesn’t touch your face like a mask but instead sits just in front of it. “The compressors in each ear cup suck air through the dual-layer filters. Also, sends two streams of cleaned air through the non-contact visor to the wearer’s nose and mouth,” Dyson adds. “Sculpted returns on the visor keep filtered airflow close to the nose and mouth. Diluted as little as possible by exterior crosswinds,” says the manufacturer.
In order to avoid the “discomfort as well as irritation associated with full-contact alternatives,” Dyson argues. Inventing a non-contact solution was critical. No one appears to mind having filt-plugs in their nostrils to pull moisture from exhaled air back into their stillsuits. Although, for later drinking in the new Dune film. People might have strong feelings about wearing anything on their faces, especially masks, in the actual world.
To test the Zone, Dyson claims its engineers employed Frank, a breathing mannequin. It has medical-grade artificial lungs and monitoring equipment that emulated human breathing patterns in a controlled setting. That sensor device evaluated “the filtering effectiveness of those particles. It would otherwise end up in Frank’s artificial lung” by measuring pollution levels within the nose. According to a Dyson representative, the mannequin’s name is Frank since it resembled the developers of Frankenstein.
There have been rumours for years that Dyson was working on a device similar to this. According to Bloomberg, Dyson filed a patent for a new pair of headphones with a built-in air filter in 2020. Dyson worked on an air purifier-headphone combination in 2018, according to Bloomberg. Dyson filed a patent application for a new pair of headphones with an integrated air filter in 2020.
After the review sample is released later this year, we will have more information about how the headphones work and feel to wear. We anticipate some intriguing responses from our other users.