Razer Is Developing A Smart Mask For Socially Distanced Gaming
Gaming peripheral (& laptops) manufacturer Razer has unveiled a new Smart mask developed for socially distanced gaming.
The company has actually had experience in mask development before; CEO Min-Liang Tan made the decision to convert a selection of Razor factories to manufacture surgical masks during the COVID-19 effort last year.
The mask, – code-named ‘Project Hazel’ – will reportedly be a powered, rechargeable respirator, featuring N95, medical-grade protection. As such, Razer claims it will be able to filter 95% of airborne particles. Razer‘s CEO had this to say about the product: “The Project Hazel smart mask concept is intended to be functional, yet comfortable and useful for interacting with the world, while maintaining a sociable aesthetic.”
The charger itself will apparently disinfect the components utilizing UV light. It will be transparent in order to keep the user’s face visible and feature Razer‘s signature RGB Chroma lighting. It’ll also house internal lighting which enables the user’s facial expressions to be seen in the dark. The high-tech respirators will even have a built-in amplifier and microphone.
Min-Liang Tan also spoke on the company’s ambitions to look to the future and prepare people for it: “Razer acknowledges the uncertainty in the road ahead, and so it was our duty to help protect our community members and prepare them from invisible threats,”
Adjoining the news was the reveal of ‘Project Brooklyn’ – an RGB-lit gaming chair. It’ll feature tactile feedback and a wrap-around, 60 inch OLED display. no pricing or pre-order info have been provided by Razer yet.