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High-tech mask “Xupermask” designed by Will.i.am and Jose Fernandez

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The famous musician Will.i.am collaborated with Honeywell and Jose Fernandez to create a $300 high-tech face mask, “Xupermask,” with built-in headphones. The collaboration of a SpaceX designer and famous musician with built-in Bluetooth headphones mask took the attention of anyone.

Xupermask consists of HEPA filters (high-efficiency particulate air filters) that ensure the air you breathe is as clean as possible. It also comes with Bluetooth headphones and glow-in-the-dark LED lights. This superhero-like design is the work of costume designer Jose Fernandez, who designed spacesuits for SpaceX’s first manned mission and created costumes for movies like Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Men in Black.

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Fernandez has incredible experience in the hardware and wearables industries, and joining forces with Will.i.am has resulted in a technologically and industrially strong product.

will.i.am’s company, i.am+, focused on ” wearable products,” has acquired a handful of tech products, such as smart home company Wink and machine learning startup Sensiya. Will.i.am’s audacity with its tech products ranges from a flashy iPhone camera case in 2012 to a 2014 smartwatch widely screened by critics and a 2017 augmented reality app that brought its comic to life. Now he is developing other experiences in the medical care technology industry.

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You might think that the vaccine is available, new drugs are being developed and approved, and the hopeful end of COVID-19 is coming soon; you might think it’s a little late for this cutting-edge face mask, but will.i.am disagrees.

He believes face masks will continue even after COVID-19 is over, similar to how countries hit by SARS continue to wear masks years after the pandemic. Will.i.am told CNBC’s Jim Kramer, “I think people will continue to wear masks, and [if] masks like the Xupermask have other functionality, I think you’re going to [be] giving people an option.”

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