Dyson has come up with a wearable air purifier with high-fidelity over-ear headphones.

Technology company Dyson marks its first step into the wearable technology market with the futuristic-looking Dyson Zone – a set of noise-cancelling, high-fidelity over-ear headphones with a detachable visor for on-the-go air purification.

Born from Dyson’s 30 years of expertise in airflow, filtration and motor technologies, the Dyson Zone headphones are engineered to tackle the dual challenges of city noise and air pollution. They’re capable of simultaneously delivering immersive sound to the ears and purified airflow to the nose and mouth.

The compressors in each earcup draw air through the duallayer filters and project two streams of purified air to the wearer’s nose and mouth, channelled through the non-contact detachable visor. Electrostatic filters capture 99% of particle pollution as small as 0.1 microns, whilst K-Carbon, potassiumenriched carbon filters target prevalent acidic gases most associated with city pollution.

The noise-cancelling headphones provide ultra-low distortion audio, advanced noise cancellation (ANC) and faithful, fullspectrum audio reproduction. The ANC system uses eight microphones to reduce the sound of the city by up to 38dB and monitor surrounding sounds 384,000 times a second.

A unique EQ setting optimises the frequency curve for clear, pure audio across the full audible frequency range.

The device is powered by advanced lithium-ion batteries and uses USB-C charging. The headphones offer 50 hours of audio-only run-time or four hours of combined purification and audio run-time. They charge to 100% in three hours. ✤