Will.i.am and Honeywell make guess on modern high-tech face masks
As society emerges from the coronavirus pandemic, Will.i.am is betting individuals will preserve utilizing that protecting gear akin to facial coverings.
The rapper and entrepreneur introduced Tuesday he teamed up with Honeywell to convey two variations of a high-tech face masks known as the Xupermask. The masks combines safety, design and usefulness into one product, in response to Will.i.am.
The founding member of the Black Eyed Peas instructed the masks, which go on sale Wednesday, can be worthwhile to customers very like a pair of Air Jordan footwear is to sneakerheads.
“We have long gone checked out footwear as protecting gear, however they’re simply cultural gadgets that we exit and purchase,” Will.i.am instructed CNBC’s Jim Cramer in a “Mad Cash” interview. “The masks ought to have the identical sort of consideration to element, love and care to the place you are not compromising aesthetics for preserving your self and different individuals secure.”
The masks additionally goals to make respiration via a overlaying straightforward. That is the place John Waldron and his crew at Honeywell are available to produce HEPA filters. Waldron is CEO of Honeywell’s security and productiveness options enterprise..
“This explicit Xupermask has a really distinctive patented filter design, which we’re very happy with that brings, you recognize, top-notch filtration with out sacrificing usability or style,” he stated. “I feel we tried to mix the most effective of each worlds.”
will.i.am Debuts Progressive Face Know-how Idea, XUPERMASK
The Xupermask retails for $299, and Will.i.am argues the worth is within the functionalities and fashionability of the protecting expertise. It is embedded with options like LED lights, 3-speed followers and noise-canceling headphones that search to resolve a listing of complaints that make facial overlaying uncomfortable for many individuals.
Will.i.am described the masks as having a “futuristic sci-fi movie” inspiration, which was introduced by designer Jose Fernandez, the Ironhead Studio inventive artist behind masks designs for Spiderman, Black Panther and Tron.
“I feel individuals will proceed to put on masks and [if] masks just like the Xupermask produce other performance, I feel you are going to [be] giving individuals an possibility,” Will.i.am stated.