Razer recently revealed that Project Hazel is not just a concept but the company is working to create a real mask.
According to Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan, “We’ve realized that even with vaccinations we are hearing you still have to be masked up because there is still the risk factor that even if you’re vaccinated you still need to be incredibly careful. Secondly, there are also many countries that are unlikely that are going to get the whole [scale] of vaccinations in the next year or even two so travelling everyone should be very careful”.
Razer’s Project Hazel will be a smart mask utilising multiple technologies. At the same time, it will be comfortable to wear due to its adjustable ear loops.
What is Project Hazel?
Razer’s Project Hazel was revealed at the beginning of the year 2021. The company aims at designing the most intelligent mask to ensure safety and enhance the lifestyle.
According to Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan, “We were thinking, this is a concept project and is this going to be relevant when vaccinations and everything have been rolled out. We are going to proceed in making it a reality and ship the smart mask”.
What are the features of Project Hazel?
Project Hazel will have the following features.
- Surgical N95 respirator: The mask will have a high bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE) and a high fluid resistance value to resist splashes and showers.
- Auto-sterilization function: The UV light in the interior of the special charging case kills pathogens while the mask is in charging mode.Project Hazel comes with a special charging case lined with a UV light interior which kills bacteria and viruses as the mask charges.
- Chroma RGB lighting: Each respirator will come with a ring of Chroma RGB LEDs. The lighting will get automatically enabled to illuminate the mouth region so that others can see your lip movement while talking.
- Voice Projection: The embedded microphones and amplifiers will deliver the voice through the mask. It will prevent the muffling of sound due to obstruction.
According to Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan, “Project Hazel is going to be a reality. We are going to make it happen and I think we will all be, unfortunately, wearing masks for a long time to come”.
When will Razer’s Project Hazel launch and at what price?
Since Project Hazel is in the development phase, Razer has not revealed the launch date of the mask. The price is yet to be determined. However, the company will require approvals from various authorities like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration.
Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan concluded his interview with Yahoo Finance by saying, “We will all be, unfortunately, wearing masks for a long time to come.”
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