Razer took to CES 2021 to announce Project Hazel, dubbed by the corporate because the “world’s smartest mask.” Surprisingly, it’s excess of only a gimmick or trend assertion, though we’ll get it out of the best way by saying, sure, it does have RGB lighting across the N95 ventilator.

The idea solutions nearly all of the issues we encounter with commonplace fabric or disposable masks. Your mouth is roofed? Make it clear. Too darkish to see your expressions? Add inside LED lighting. Your speech is muffled? Throw in a microphone and interweave the ventilator with some audio system to amplify your voice. Your glasses steam up? Make it hermetic with a silicon guard. Different sized head? Introduce customized sizes. It is about probably the most accessible mask we’ve seen but.

Of course, a gaming firm goes to give you a distinctly gaming design, though which title is the inspiration is anybody’s guess. At PCGN, we predict Project Hazel may probably match into something from Cyberpunk 2077, Watch Dogs Legion, or Tom Clancy’s The Division to Metro Exodus, Star Wars, and even match on a new Rainbow Six Siege operator.

What we’re actually attempting to say is that that is most likely a cosmetics goldmine, and a great way to encourage individuals to put on the mask in the event that they see their favorite characters sporting them. Although deputy editor Jordan Forward thinks it may do with extra studs with a purpose to higher replicate Wrench’s mask from Watch Dogs 2, seen beneath.

Project Hazel matches proper underneath the #RazerForLife banner, which initially noticed the snake-headed firm shift some of its manufacturing strains into the manufacturing of disposable masks in March, 2020 and pledge to donate a million in aide throughout the scarcity.

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Since that is only a prototype, it’s not but prepared for market and there’s no trace as to how a lot it may cost or even when it’ll see the sunshine of day. But if it does hit cabinets, it’ll include replaceable filters and a wi-fi charging case that accommodates a built-in UV steriliser to maintain issues clear. When requested in regards to the battery life, the eggheads behind the idea acknowledged it’s not supposed for all-day use and particularly not for surgical procedure, however will swimsuit commutes and journeys outdoors.

Project Hazel wasn’t the one idea proven at CES, although. Make certain to examine out Project Brooklyn if you wish to see Razer’s surprisingly wise tackle a gaming cockpit.