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Razer has created a concept N95 mask with RGB and voice projection

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  1. starchturrets
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    They're never gonna get NIOSH certification, not with earloops. I went to their website. Bacterial Filtration Efficiency is NOT N95 certification. BFE is usually used to test surgical masks, not...

    They're never gonna get NIOSH certification, not with earloops.

    Razer claims Project Hazel will use active disc-type ventilators, filtering air that’s breathed in, as well as the CO2 that’s being exhaled. The company adds that it will be certified to filter 95 percent of airborne particles, including the COVID-19 virus and other common pathogens.

    I went to their website.

    In addition to its high bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE), the mask also has a high fluid resistance which protects against large droplets and splashes.

    Bacterial Filtration Efficiency is NOT N95 certification. BFE is usually used to test surgical masks, not respirators, which are tested to a much more stringent standard. Although the accessibility of the mask is nice, their marketing is just dishonest.

    11 votes
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    Gaywallet
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    Kind of surprised it has taken this long for someone to create this kind of luxury n95 mask. What do you think of this, Tildes? Thoughts on the accessibility aspects - does it seem like it's...

    Kind of surprised it has taken this long for someone to create this kind of luxury n95 mask. What do you think of this, Tildes? Thoughts on the accessibility aspects - does it seem like it's honestly designed for that or do you think it's an afterthought? Do you intend to buy one? Have corporations gone too far?

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    1. Akir
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      I take this to be just as serious a product as the KFC gaming PC. And given the fact that they are announcing this after we have viable, proven-working vaccines for COVID-19, it's also just about...

      I take this to be just as serious a product as the KFC gaming PC. And given the fact that they are announcing this after we have viable, proven-working vaccines for COVID-19, it's also just about as likely to be mass produced as the KFC gaming PC.

      The transparent front seems like a bad idea to me; wouldn't it instantly fog up?

      And personally speaking, I do not like Razer's aesthetic design on any of their products, but find this one to be particularly bad.

      Edit: I just noticed that their own press material actually reveals that the mask doesn't make a good seal. Note how you can see the light shining through the gap on the top of the silicon seal.

      12 votes
    2. MimicSquid
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      I'm working with a company who's prototyping a powered mask with filters and UV sterilizer, but these things take time. Even a year is a short time to bring things to market from scratch.

      I'm working with a company who's prototyping a powered mask with filters and UV sterilizer, but these things take time. Even a year is a short time to bring things to market from scratch.

      3 votes
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      krg
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      These have been around for a cool minute. I imagine there are at least a few more.

      Kind of surprised it has taken this long for someone to create this kind of luxury n95 mask.

      These have been around for a cool minute. I imagine there are at least a few more.

      2 votes
      1. Gaywallet
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        Neat, thanks for the link. If they weren't so aggressively coded/advertised I might consider supporting their design. Either way, cool to see other high end design in masks.

        Neat, thanks for the link. If they weren't so aggressively coded/advertised I might consider supporting their design. Either way, cool to see other high end design in masks.

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  3. s8n
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    I think this might be the first Razer product I'd actually consider buying.

    I think this might be the first Razer product I'd actually consider buying.

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