Razer’s smart RGB mask Project Hazel is becoming a reality

Razer’s CEO Tan Min Liang said the company’s smart RGB face mask concept – showcased in CES 2021 – will become a reality.

In an interview with Yahoo Finance last Wednesday, Mr Tan revealed that the gaming hardware and fintech company is now fully invested in turning the concept face masks – code-named Project Hazel – into a reality and will go into production. But he did not specify when this will happen.

Project Hazel smart RGB face mask. (Photo: Razer)

Project Hazel is a smart face mask with a transparent front cover, so people can actually see you. It also has a built-in microphone and speaker to amplify your voice, so you don’t sound muffled. It has active air ventilation to get rid of breath or spectacles fog as well as RGB lights to make you look like someone out of Blade Runner or Cyberpunk 2077.

Mr Tan told Yahoo Finance that even with vaccinations, people are still going to be masked up because of the risk of infections. In addition, there are many countries that would not be able to scale up the Covid-19 vaccinations for the next two years for it to be entirely safe for travelling.

“Project Hazel is going to be a reality. We are going to make it happen and I think we will all be, unfortunately, wearing masks for a long time to come,” he said.

Trevor Tan

Started out with dreams to become a street photographer, Trevor Tan somehow became a tech journalist with over 16 years of consumer tech experience. Maybe he plays too much video games and buys too many new gadgets.
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