Throughout CES 2021, Razer confirmed off a concept face mask with a clear mouth display, replaceable N95 filters, a voice amplifier, and naturally, RGB lighting. Now, in an interview with Yahoo Finance, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan confirms that the Venture Hazel face masks is now not only a idea, and can quickly enter manufacturing.
Razer stepped as much as the plate at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturing and donating round 1,000,000 masks to hospitals and healthcare suppliers around the globe. That have led the corporate to design Project Hazel, an idea product that solves a number of the social and sustainability problems with disposable masks with out compromising the wearer’s security.
Venture Hazel idea masks function adjustable ear loops, detachable N95 filters, an amplifier in your voice, and rechargeable Chroma RGB lights. Whereas the RGB lighting could seem pointless, the LEDs can truly illuminate your mouth as you converse, permitting individuals to see your facial expressions or learn your lips by the masks’ clear, plastic mouth display.
A quote from Min-Liang Tan’s interview with Yahoo Finance (typos and all):
We’ve realised that even with vaccinations we’re listening to you continue to should be masked up as a result of there’s nonetheless the danger issue that even if you happen to’re vaccinated you continue to have to be extremely cautious. Secondly, there are additionally many nations which are unlikely which are going to get the entire [scale] of vaccinations within the subsequent yr and even two so travelling everybody must be very cautious.
Razer hasn’t introduced pricing or a launch date for its Project Hazel masks, which requires government approval like another type of PPE. That mentioned, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan claims that the masks will enter manufacturing quickly. Even when Venture Hazel launches in 2022, many individuals will proceed to put on masks on a voluntary foundation, so there’ll nonetheless be a necessity for such a product.