At CES 2022, Razer has unveiled the successor to its Zephyr face mask that made headlines with its debut last year. Named Razer Zephyr Pro, the new mask from the gaming major adds voice amplification to the Zephyr face mask that was showcased at last year’s CES. The new feature is meant to make sure that the wearer’s speech is not muffled even while speaking with the mask on.
Razer says that the new voice amplification is a patent-pending technology. It was originally part of its Project Hazel concept which set out to create the “world’s smartest mask.” For this, the company focused on “five key areas” within the mask. These spanned aspects, like aesthetics, safety, air intake, voice amplification and customisations that are powered by RGB lighting.
The first result of this project was the Razer Zephyr. After its debut in January last year, the mask went on its first sale in October and was sold out within hours. The Zephyr face mask included all the aspects mentioned above except for the voice amplification technology.
Zephyr Pro now adds that to a face mask that has already been a favourite among gamers across the globe. While the Zephyr retails for USD 99.99 or about Rs 7,500 through the company’s website, the Zephyr Pro has been priced at USD 149.99 or around Rs 11,000.
As mentioned, the voice amplifier will boost the mask wearer’s voice. This is supposed to make it easier for the wearer to be audible to others, even with the mask on. Other than this, the highlight of the mask still remains its design, made appealing by custom lighting around its two air vents.
The mask comes with several features that are highly sought after in the gaming community. Other than the personalised RGB lighting, it features a transparent design from the front, so that the wearer’s face can be seen clearly, making it easier for the viewers to understand what is being said. The voice amplification will now add on to that.
For safety, the Zephyr Pro appoints two N95 grade filters that filter the air both while inhaling and exhaling. This understandably safeguards both the wearer as well as others in the vicinity. The filters go inside the two circular air vents on the mask, which also include two fans to increase the air intake at the push of a button. The feature is meant to help those seeking to wear a mask while performing strenuous activities.
Razer adds that the Zephyr Pro filters last 3 times longer than daily disposable masks, which also results in 80 per cent less material waste. The company has not yet announced the exact launch date for the mask yet, but you can stay tuned to India Today Tech to get updated as and when it goes on sale.