What’s in the Xupermask, the Black Eyed Peas singer’s futuristic anti-Covid mask? – West-France evening edition

What’s in the Xupermask, the Black Eyed Peas singer’s futuristic anti-Covid mask? – West-France evening edition
What’s in the Xupermask, the Black Eyed Peas singer’s futuristic anti-Covid mask? – West-France evening edition

Will.i.am, the singer and frontman of American pop group The Black Eyed Peas, has just released the Xupermask. A high-tech anti-Covid protective mask, which also allows you to listen to music. Created with the American manufacturer Honeywell, the object with a futuristic design has been available on the internet since April 8, 2021 for around € 250.

Futuristic design, magnetic earphones, integrated backlighting, cutting-edge Bluetooth technology… With this high-tech mask called Xupermask, the fight against Covid-19 is also done in style and in a connected way.

Behind this name, which seems to come from a video game, hides an authentic barrier mask against the coronavirus, intended to protect those who wear it and the people around the Covid-19 epidemic.

Three dual speed fans

Created by the American singer Will.i.am, leader of the pop group The Black Eyed Peas, in collaboration with the American manufacturer Honeywell, the object is a concentrate of new technologies.

The Xupermask is equipped with three dual speed fans and a high efficiency air filtration system. It also includes a Bluetooth connection, noise-canceling headphones with a magnetic attachment system, a microphone and … backlighting thanks to integrated LED lights. Useful (or not) to be seen and noticed on the street and elsewhere.

Available in black or white, the mask has been on sale since April 8, 2021 on the internet. However, it is not within the reach of all budgets. This debauchery of technologies is marketed at 299 dollars or about 250 €.

Seven hours of battery life

Ergonomic, the Xupermask adapts to “All forms of faces” according to a statement from Honeywell and has a battery life of seven hours.

Passionate about new technologies, the leader of the Black Eyed Peas had the idea for this object in March 2020 at the start of the pandemic. He was then in London and preparing to take the plane home.

“I wanted to create a mask for travelers, says the 46-year-old artist, originally from Los Angeles, to the American magazine The Hollywood Reporter . The masks that we have were never designed for everyday use… They are not made for people to interact with technology, to connect their headphones and their phones. People take off their masks and the headphones fall off. “

Hollywood to the rescue

To design the Xupermask, Will.i.am also enlisted the services of Jose Fernandez. The latter is a 56-year-old Mexican-American costume designer known in Hollywood, who has worked on outfits for superhero films. Avengers and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

He is also the one who designed the outfits for the astronauts of SpaceX, the company of billionaire and founder of Tesla, Elon Musk.

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