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No-one expected a such bold re-design of Darth Vader’s mask, yet here it is, sporting an “unprecedented amount of power in an unthinkable amount of space.”
The new design centres around “a single piece of extruded aluminium designed to maximize airflow as well as thermal capacity.” When you’re already wearing a big-arse cape, having a hot head is the last thing you need when planning universal domination or slicing a dudes arm off.
It’s even claimed that Darth Vader will now be able to breath in complete silence — a much welcome change after years of insomnia. But more importantly, he will be allowed into the quiet areas of public libraries.
“Sometimes you just want to feel like one of the plebs and read a good book in a library.” Mr Vader said this morning, during a Skype call with flop ya mac out. “This new mask design promises to give me a normal life again. If it turns out to be bogus, I’ll blow the shit out of them then feed that shit back to their decapitated heads. ”
How is this improvement in performance achieved?
“It works by conducting heat away from the nostrils and the mouth and distributing that heat uniformly across the upper lip and chin. That way, if, say one nostril isn’t working as hard as the other orifices, the extra thermal capacity can be shared efficiently among them. No mask has been built this way before.”
The manufacturers of Darth Vader’s mask said in a press release this morning in relation to the re-design, “…it makes so much sense, it’s now hard to imagine building one any other way.”
I for one, think they’ve been smoking some hyperbole, as it just looks like the old design, with some electronics glued on. Regardless, the performance of the mask will have the opportunity to prove itself when it’s released later this year.