Let's get it out there - open plan office suck. They may help reduce real estate costs but the productivity and morale hit means they probably aren't worth it. Yet they persist as a staple of modern office environments.
Anyone who has spent time in one knows they can be a pain in the butt with people walking past, noisy coworkers, and even the smell of your colleague's lunch as they eat at the desk near you. In order to overcome some of those hassles, Panasonic has created a set of noise-cancelling headphones that also act as a set of blinkers that block out visual distractions in your peripheral field of vision.