Zephyr, Razer’s smart RGB light mask, is not as safe as you think

At CES 2021 in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic, the technology company Razer He showed Project Hazel the prototype of a smart mask that stood out for having RGB lights, a dual fan active air filtration system and N95 filters. Months passed and that eye-catching mask finally reached the market under the name of Zephyr.

“Packed with thoughtful smart innovations, stay protected with its replaceable N95 grade filters and enjoy social interactions at ease with the transparent design and interior lights to show your facial expressions clearly. Stay safe, social and sustainable with the Zephyr, “Razer indicated at the time.

According to Muy Computer, the US company published a statement where he retracts one of his main qualities: N95 grade protection, an important feature that caused thousands to decide to buy it. It is worth noting that the Pro version, shown a few days ago at CES 2022 it does not have this certification either.

“Razer Zephyr is not a certified N95 mask, medical device, respirator, surgical mask or personal protective equipment (PPE) and is not designed for use in medical or clinical settings,” the company states on its official website.

“To avoid any confusion, we are in the process of removing all references to ‘N95 Grade Filter’ from our marketing material,” added the company who assured that they will contact all the people who bought the Zephyr to advise them of this change.