High-Tech Face Masks for the New Normal (Part 2)
It’s 2021, and wearing a face mask is still a must. Good thing, face masks have also turned high-tech to take advantage of various tech advancements. Technological upgrade on masks is rising as everyone aims to be geared with utmost protection against COVID-19. If you are ever curious about the latest innovative wearable face masks, here comes another list of high-tech face masks for the new normal!
The MaskFone is an optimal face mask. This mask delivers maximum protection against airborne health risks while sporting a more convenient and serviceable way of taking phone calls and listening to music. It boasts an aesthetic and exceptional comfort. The mask features replaceable PM2.5 and N95/FFP2 filters, a built-in microphone, and earphones. It integrates hands-free access to the users’ phone while keeping them protected from viruses. The mask comes with wireless Motorola earphones and a microphone that sync with Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant.
The MaskFone comes with a price tag of USD 49.99, and it is now available for purchase through the official MaskFone website.
The CIVILITY Mask lets people show their smiles again! It is a transparent reusable mask with anti-fog treatment. It features the Thermo-Plastic Elastomer (TPE) seal that suits any face, giving an optimal airtight of 98%. With this, there’s almost no inputs and outputs of the air between the outside and the inside of the mask. Moreover, this limits the probability to breathe unfiltered air while it has high-performance filtration and breathability. This mask is lightweight, adjustable, and glasses friendly.
The CIVILITY Mask comes in 4 model options: Original, Kids, Pop, and Air. The Original Mask is the standard model; the Kids Mask is ideal for kids 6 to 12 years old, the Pop Mask sports stylish designs, while the Air Mask comes with an electric fan. The mentioned masks cost EUR 35, EUR 30, EUR 75, and EUR 150, respectively. To pre-order, go to this link.
AirPop has leveled up its personal protective equipment offerings. It has developed the Active+ Halo mask, which the brand has dubbed as the “world’s first smart air wearable.” This washable mask comes with the Halo sensor, the provides breathing-related data and correlates that information with real-time data about air quality and location. The biometric data can alert the users when they need to replace their mask’s filter. The filter blocks 99% of PM0.3, including dust, allergens, particulate matter, and microbial particles. Furthermore, the Active+ Halo Smart Mask is geared with a 60-degree sealing, medical-grade soft touch membrane with a 3D dome structure for improved breathability and comfort.
The mask is ideal for sports and everyday use. Also, it has a built-in Halo sensor that works with the AirPop app. It has an optional “Active Mode” that tracks metrics like breaths per minute, breaths per pace, and essential fitness information for athletes. Moreover, it can be connected to Android or iOS devices via Bluetooth to monitor breathing data and other collected health data.
The AirPop Active+ Halo is priced at USD 149.99, and it is now available for pre-order on the official AirPop website.
Dubbed by Razer as the “World’s Smartest Mask,” the Project Hazel sports a surgical N95 respirator, active ventilation, and auto-sterilization function. It has high bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE) and high fluid resistance against large droplets and splashes. However, the active ventilation is due to the smart mask’s detachable ventilator that regulates airflow, capable of filtering at least 95% of airborne particles. This also features replaceable filters and rechargeable ventilators. Additionally, it comes with a special charging case lined with a UV light interior that kills bacteria and viruses as the mask charges. The dual-purpose fast charger glows from red to green for identification of its battery level.
Boasting a durable design for daily use, the mask is also waterproof and scratch-resistant. The mask has a clear transparent design sporting an interior that lights up automatically when it’s dark. This allows the person wearing the mask to express himself clearly regardless of the lighting conditions. Not just that, the mask is also equipped with voice amp technology, Razer’s patent-pending technology featuring a built-in mic and amplifier combo. Since it is a Razer product, the Project Hazel flaunts 16.8 million colors and a suite of iconic effects with 2 customizable lighting zones powered by Razer Chroma RGB. The Razer Project Hazel concept smart mask has been unveiled during CES 2021. To get to know more about Project Hazel, head over to the official Razer website.
The Leaf Mask is a transparent mask with the protection of pre-certified N100 HEPA filtration. The Leaf Mask comes equipped with a built-in Anti-Fogging, filtered exhaust system, active ventilation, and air-quality monitoring. It also features self-sanitizing technology that destroys bacteria and viruses at the push of a button through clinically-proven UV-C sterilizing technology. With the transparent mask, users may also benefit from using facial recognition or face unlock feature of their phones despite wearing a mask.
The Leaf Mask is available in three variant offers, Leaf HEPA, Leaf UV, and Leaf PRO. The mentioned variant offers are priced at USD 59, USD 89, and USD 199, respectively. To learn more about these masks, visit the official Leaf website.
That sums up our list for the high-tech face masks for the new normal! I am sure that all of us are tired of wearing such every day, and we all look forward to this pandemic coming to an end. But for now, these latest innovations could be the gears that may help us protect ourselves and keep us safe against the virus. We may expect more innovative high-tech face masks to arrive soon!
Before you all go, which among these high-tech masks do you think is the safest and the coolest? Share your thoughts in the comment box below.