Dyson have always strived to be a bit different with their tech, and that’s certainly the case with their new air-purifying headphones, Dyson Zone.

It’s their first wearable purifier, which aims to capture “city pollution including gas, allergens and particulate matter and cancel unwanted noise with advanced noise cancellation and pure, high-fidelity audio.”

Says Jake Dyson, the company’s chief engineer: “Air pollution is a global problem – it affects us everywhere we go. In our homes, at school, at work and as we travel, whether on foot, on a bike or by public or private transport. The Dyson Zone purifies the air you breathe on the move. And unlike face masks, it delivers a plume of fresh air without touching your face, using high-performance filters and two miniaturised air pumps. After six years in development, we’re excited to deliver pure air and pure audio, anywhere.”

Yes, it all started before most of us even knew what a “COVID” was – and following some 500 prototypes, kicking off with a cumbersome backpack attachment to supply filtration and being streamlined considerably since then.

It’s claimed that the Zone will capture 99 per cent of particle pollution, which includes dust, pollen and bacteria, via any of four different levels of purification.

Of course, it isn’t just about the clean air, the Dyson Zone also aims to deliver top sound. It packs in three advanced ANC (noise cancelling) modes, as well as a neodymium electroacoustic system, to deliver “rich, immersive audio that faithfully replicates audio as the artist or creator intended”.

Also, if you’re worried about looking a bit naff, the visor can be removed for a more old school headphone vibe.

More information on a launch date for Dyson Zone will be with us in coming months. Until then, check out more details via this handy video: