Remember that high-tech smart mask unveiled in January by gaming hardware company Razer? It’s going to be a reality.
Razer unveiled what was then called Project Hazel at the CES virtual show, describing the prototype as the world’s smartest and most social face mask.
As shown then, the mask promised N95 medical grade respiratory protection and had a built-in microphone and amplifier so your voice could be heard better. The waterproof mask had a clear transparent facial area with internal lights to light up your face in dark conditions. Exterior lights added flair.
It’s unclear how many of these features will be incorporated into the final product, but Razer told USA TODAY that the product has officially been lit green.
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“Razer is working on mass production of a Project Hazel-inspired smart face mask, the concept that was showcased at CES 2021. The final product will be available in Q3 2021 as part of the surgical, cloth and mask portfolio. Razer’s intelligent, ”Addie Tan, Razer’s associate director of business development, said in a statement. “It may include features borrowed from the original concept, but with an emphasis on affordability and practicality for everyday use.”
So you’ll have to wait to get the mask, but Razer currently offers other wearable devices.
A new collection of Kanagawa Wave clothing will be available Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT on razer.com.
The clothing, inspired by the famous Great Wave wood carving off Kanagawa, is made from materials created from reclaimed marine plastics. – The limited edition line product – there is a hoodie ($ 149.99), shorts ($ 79.99), t-shirt ($ 89.99), tank top (69.99 $) and a cap ($ 49.99) – will fund efforts to reduce plastics in the oceans.
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