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Play Lifestyle company Razor may sound like an odd fit for -powered face mask protection but based on his Project Hazel concept design for one The class face mask brings some notable ideas for adding digital smarts to the table.
For example, it has active ventilation and auto-sterilization, with a separate housing that can wirelessly charge and has a UV sterilizer. It uses replaceable filters and rechargeable fans on the pods, which is supposed to make it a sustainable solution.
Razers Extra provides additional lighting. It’s not just for the pretty ones: the LEDs on the pods show the charging status, and there are also internal LEDs that make your mouth visible in low light. Audio processing algorithms are built into the pods to make your voice sound much clearer and more natural.
The mask has silicone around the edges for an airtight seal and adjustable ear loops. You can adjust the airflow for maximum comfort and protection. Plus, it comes in several sizes. And it’s transparent so people can see your mouth moving.
Razer isn’t the first to reinterpret the high-tech face mask – it existsand and For example – and it won’t be the last. But Razer brings its special design aesthetic to the drawing table.
Will it ever become a reality? Who knows. And even if it did, it probably wouldn’t be affordable for the people who need it most. Even so, Razer’s heart (and brain) seems to be in the right place.
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