Earlier this year, Razer unveiled Project Hazel, a plan to create a futuristic mask, which makes perfect sense in the current climate we are living in with the pandemic and everything. While it was initially a concept, Razer confirmed plans to make it a reality and the good news is that if you’re interested in beta testing it, you can actually sign up for it.
The device, which has been officially named as Zephyr, is open for community beta testing and those who are keen can sign up via Razer’s website. Of course, there is no guarantee that you will be selected if you sign up, but you can always try your luck.
Project Hazel is now officially Razer Zephyr – the latest evolution of our wearable air purifier. Designed to be safe, social and sustainable, Razer Zephyr sports 99% BFE, a secure silicon face seal and anti-fog coating. Join our community beta test: https://t.co/mlex2YSMpi pic.twitter.com/yLUj0lO2oJ
— R Λ Z Ξ R (@Razer) August 6, 2021
For those unfamiliar, the Zephyr was designed to be a reusable face mask versus the surgical ones we use that are disposable. In addition to being reusable, it will come with features like 99% BFE, a silicone seal that will ensure a tighter fit, transparent mouthpiece with anti-fog coating, and RGB lights.
Given that it is possible that we might have to live in a future where COVID-19 is treated as endemic, it might not be a bad idea to invest in a good quality mask. There is no word on how much the Zephyr will ultimately cost, but the company is expected to launch it in the fourth quarter of 2021, so we should have more details then.