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Will.i.am’s Xupermask Smart Mask takes inspiration from sneakers and smartphones – Review Geek



No, the Xupermask does not come with Will.i.am’s signature colors. Honeywell

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7;t keep Will.i.am away from technology. The musician, also known for his role as ‘Director of Creative Innovation’ at Intel, has made his way back into the headlines thanks to the Xupermask, a ‘smart’ face mask designed in collaboration with Honeywell and Black Panther costume designer Jose Fernandez.

In Honeywell’s words, the Xupermask is a “uniquely innovative smart mask for the mid- and post-pandemic world”. It combines Honeywell’s HEPA filtration with comfortable sneaker-like mesh fabric, futuristic design and ANC wireless earbuds, because why not? It also features 3-speed fans and LED lights, in case the earbuds weren’t enough.

In an interview with The New York Times, Will.i.am compares the pandemic to a movie and states that “we wear masks from yesterday’s movie.” So, quite naturally, he wanted to “make a mask that suits the era we are in.” He’s right, the mask design is still a bit primitive and makes things like early language development difficult for children. But Xupermask seems more fashion-oriented than functionality, missing features like the clear mouthguard or the voice enhancement system seen in Razer’s Project Hazel mask.

Photos of the Xupermask in white and black.
Honeywell

On the other hand, Xupermask shares one of the Project Hazel mask’s biggest flaws: a lack of regulatory certification. Both masks are “approved” for medical use under the Temporary Emergency Use Permit Act, but unless they receive actual PPE certification, technically do not qualify as respiratory protective equipment or medical equipment. Razer says it will review regulatory approvals during the manufacturing process, but Honeywell will begin selling its Xupermask on April 8 without first visiting the FDA.

The Xupermask is available in black or white with two size options. It costs $ 300 and comes with a carrying case, 3 months of HEPA filters, multi-size earbuds, a USB-C charging cable, and an extra cloth mask. Inspired by streetwear brands, Honeywell sells the Xupermask in small “drops”, with the first drop on April 8th.

Source: Honeywell via The New York Times




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