CES2021 Wearable & Implantables Wireless

The Face Mask That Connects the Ears & Mouth #CES2021

MaskFone from Binatone provides a new way to communicate while being masked.
MaskFone from Binatone provides a new way to communicate while being masked.

MaskFone, a combination face mask, and Bluetooth microphone and earbuds will be available at some Target stores and on Amazon in late January, according to Binatone.

With replaceable medical-grade filters (PM2.5 or N95/FFP2), a fit that allows glasses to sit on top of the mask to prevent steaming, and comfortable, washable Twill fabric, the MASKFONE serves its primary purpose of protection.

MaskFone adds 8-hours of audio playtime, convenient controls, and the added functionality of hand-free calls, without having to remove the mask.

This is just the start, as at the Pepcom CES2021 virtual event, Binatone VP of Sales, Marty Urick, indicated that the next generation, the MegaFone, will have a built-in speaker to literally amplify one’s voice. It will also feature a mesh feature that will allow for direct communications to other nearby masks without the need for a phone as an intermediary.

Author Ken Pyle, Managing Editor

By Ken Pyle, Managing Editor

Ken Pyle is Marketing Director for the Broadband Forum. The mission of this 25+-year-old non-profit “is to unlock the potential for new markets and profitable revenue growth by leveraging new technologies and standards in the home, intelligent small business, and multi-user infrastructure of the broadband network.”

He is also co-founder of Viodi, LLC and Managing Editor of the Viodi View, a publication focused on the rural broadband ecosystem, autonomous vehicles, and electric aviation. He has edited and produced numerous multimedia projects for NTCA, US Telecom and Viodi. Pyle is the producer of Viodi’s Local Content Workshop, the Video Production Crash Course at NAB, as well as ViodiTV. He has been intimately involved in Viodi’s consulting projects and has created processes for clients to use for their PPV and VOD operations, as well authored reports on the independent telco market.

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