Razer says it plans to ship its concept reusable N95 face masks. Unveiled in January, Project Hazel features an active disc-type ventilator, Chroma RGB light and voice projection. The face mask is also transparent, allows lips to read and has the ability to see facial marks when you talk to people.
“We were wondering, is this a concept project and will it be relevant when vaccinations and everything is rolled out,” says Razor’s CEO Min-Liang Tan. interview with Yahoo finance. “We are going to move forward in making this a reality and making smart masks.”
Razor’s Smart Mask made a dazzling debut at CES 2021 earlier this year with detachable and rechargeable ventilators and a shell made of waterproof and scratch-resistant recycled plastic. Ventilators also act as voice amplifiers, so thanks to the microphone inside, so that you don’t make a sound while speaking.
The Chroma RGB light allows the two ventilators to shine, and even when dark it automatically shines the light on your mouth, so others may see you speaking. It is a smart mask that is loaded with tech, but Razor stressed that it is comfortable to wear thanks to adjustable ear loops.
Razor is not committed to any type of pricing or release date, and the company will require approval and certifications from the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. However this is not stopping the razor from making the smart mask real.
“Project Hazel is going to become a reality,” says Tan. “We are going to do this and I think we will all, unfortunately, be wearing masks for a long time to come.”