Remember that the high-tech smart mask was unveiled as a project in January by the gaming hardware company Razer? It’s going to be a reality.

Razer unveiled what was then called Project Hazel during the CES virtual show, describing the prototype as the world’s smartest and most socially friendly face mask.

As shown at the time, the mask promised respiratory protection from medical class N95 and had a built-in microphone and amplifier so that your voice could be heard better. The waterproof mask had a clear transparent face area with internal lights to illuminate your face in dark conditions. Exterior lights gave style.

It is not known how many of these features will be incorporated into the final product, but Razer told the United States TODAY that the product has officially gone green.

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“Razer is working on mass production of a smart face mask inspired by Project Hazel, the concept design presented at CES 2021. The final product will be made available in Q3 2021 as part of Razer’s portfolio of surgical, cloth and smart masks,” said Addie Tan, Razer’s assistant director of business development, in a statement. “It can contain features borrowed from the original concept design, but with a focus on affordable and practical use for everyday use.”

So you have to wait to get the mask, but Razer has some other wearables available now.

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