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Monday, February 6, 2023 | 01:55 pm

Although You May Sleep With the Dyson Zone Headset On, It Still Makes You Seem Like Bane

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Although You May Sleep With the Dyson Zone Headset On, It Still Makes You Seem Like Bane

When I first checked out the Dyson Zone in March, the company didn’t allow us to take our own photos or video of the demos, since they were still a ways from production. Now that we have new details about the pricing and availability of Dyson’s air-purifying headphones, the company invited us to check out the device again, this time with video. The Dyson Zone will be available in March at a starting price of $950.

My second experience with the Dyson Zone was very similar to the first, except I was able to test it in more situations. Our video producer Joel Chokkattu and I were accompanied by a company rep while we took the headset out on the streets of New York, walking around for a block on a rainy day. As expected, passersby gawked when I snapped the Bane-like visor onto the headset, and one person even turned their head in shock.

To see if the Zone would be comfortable enough for me to wear on a long flight, which is how I believe most people would want to use it, I laid it out on a couch with the entire device on. It wasn’t terrible. We also got to check out the companion app and see a live chart showing the sound levels in our surroundings.

As a reminder, the Dyson Zone is not designed to protect against COVID-19 or other viruses. It does not seal to your face, even if the visor does cover your nose and mouth. It does leave the chin exposed, and there’s a gap between the device and your skin. You can use inserts like an N95 mask attachment that the company offers as part of a package, but on its own, the Zone is only getting rid of particles and acidic gasses like nitrogen dioxide and ozone.

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