You've seen the tweets, now it's finally time to enter the Dyson Zone. Perhaps better known as the "Bane mask," Dyson's latest device is part headphones, part air-purifier, and 100 percent bizarre.

And, yes, it's called the Dyson Zone, like it's some kind of '90s arcade.

The Dyson Zone is a device with dual intent — earning you weird looks notwithstanding. It's designed to both play crisp audio and purify the air that the wearer breathes through a removeable "visor" that immediately earned the Dyson Zone its drubbings across Twitter.

On one hand, the Dyson Zone is a grim reminder of the dystopian future that may eventually be wrought by pollution, a future wherein urban living may prove untenable to all but those who can afford clean air.

On the other hand, maybe the Dyson Zone is the solution. It's poised to simultaneously tackle noise and air pollution — what other device can claim to do the same, all while making you look like you're ready to serve Batman a backbreaker?

Anyone living in a major metropolitan area can attest to the constant thrum of energy one navigates every time they step outside. At its best, the Dyson Zone proposes a sort of mobile safe space, shielding the wearer as they traverse the world.

In its press releases, Dyson emphasizes the Dyson Zone's audio capabilities. This is the tech company's first major stab at consumer-grade audio gear and Dyson wants to make sure it hits a bullseye from the jump.

First, Dyson stresses the Zone's audio capabilities, focusing on the battery life — "50 hours of audio-only run-time or four hours of combined purification and audio run-time, charging to 100 percent in three hours." — and "advanced" noise cancelling achieved through sound-reducing microphones.

As for the Zone's filtration capabilities, Dyson promises dual-filtration tech that utilizes a variation of the tech that's appeared in Dyson filtration products for decades (air purifiers, vacuums, all that).

And, like those other Dyson doodads, the Dyson Zone can be paired with the MyDyson app for monitoring purposes.

All good and well, especially if you can afford one: Americans will be able to pre-order the Dyson Zone by appointment in March 2023 with prices starting at $949. It'll later launch on Dyson's website and at Dyson Demo stores.

A little scary to imagine a world where one must pay top dollar for breathable air but, in fairness, that's not Dyson's fault (blame capitalism and a polluted planet, perhaps).

Also worth noting that, when the Dyson Zone was first revealed, some folks were given pause by potential ramifications of its filtration tech.

But, if all you crave is a high-end pair of noise-cancelling cans, Dyson's Zone ought to scratch that itch. Bonus: wearing the headphones alone will let you escape the Bane references.

What To Read Next

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Feast Your Eyes Upon the Best Watches From Audemars Piguet’s Latest Rollout

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    The Award Goes to...the Pre-Grammy 'Fits!

    Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    The Jordan Brand Slides Into the Mule-Verse

    Sneakers
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Tom Brady's Thirst Trap Is Giving Down Bad

    Culture
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Ben Affleck's Miserable Face Is Grammy-Worthy

    Culture
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Behold! The Best 'Fits from 2023 Grammys Red Carpet

    Style
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Disclaimer

Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.