Dubbed Project Hazel, the mask, which is currently a concept and is not available for purchase, addresses the “environmental issues of disposable masks while improving the performance of the multifunctional personal protective coating,” Razer said in a press release issued Tuesday. .
The company, a major hardware maker known for its computer mice and laptops, says the mask uses an N95 medical respirator; portable and cordless fans; and air flow regulators.
The fans can be recharged and sanitized by placing them in the wireless charging box, which has disinfectant UV lights.
The company said the scratch-resistant waterproof mask is made of recyclable plastics, which further reduces environmental impact.
The transparent design of the mask allows people to see the user’s face, and the lights inside the mask are automatically activated in the dark. The microphone and amplifier enhance muted speech.
Carriers can customize their appearance by activating two lighting zones with a choice of 16.8 million colors and a variety of dynamic lighting effects.
“Project Hazel’s smart mask concept is designed to be functional, yet comfortable and useful for interacting with the world, while maintaining a sociable aesthetic,” said Min-Liang Tan, co-founder and CEO of Razer.
There is no set date for the release of the mask, as it is still being specified, a Razer spokesman told CNN.
Earlier in the coronavirus pandemic, Razer transformed production facilities in China to make face masks.
And in May, the company, which is based in both Singapore and Las Vegas, said it would issue millions of free face masks in Singapore as the country struggles with an increase in coronavirus cases.