Named Project Hazel, the mask, which is currently a concept and not available for purchase, addresses “the environmental issues of disposable masks while improving the features of a personal protective clothing for multiple uses,” according to a Razer press release released Tuesday.
The company, a major hardware manufacturer known for its computer mice and laptops, says the mask uses a medical-grade N95 respirator; removable and rechargeable fans and airflow regulators.
The fans can be recharged and disinfected by putting them inside the wireless charging box that contains the disinfection of UV light.
The company said the waterproof, scratch-resistant mask is made from recyclable plastic, further reducing its environmental impact.
The mask has a transparent design that allows people to see the wearer’s face, and light inside the mask is automatically activated in the dark. A microphone and amplifier enhance muted speech.
And wearers can customize their look by activating two light zones with a choice of 16.8 million colors and a range of dynamic lighting effects.
“The Project Hazel smart mask concept is designed to be functional, yet comfortable and useful to interact with the world while maintaining a social aesthetic,” said Min-Liang Tan, Razer’s co-founder and CEO, in the release.
There is no set release date for the mask as it is still being fine-tuned, a spokesman for Razer told CNN.
Earlier in the coronavirus pandemic, Razer converted manufacturing facilities in China to make face masks.
And in May, the company, headquartered in both Singapore and Las Vegas, said it would provide millions of free face masks in Singapore as the country struggled with an increase in coronavirus cases.