Razer officially faces the mask business with Project Hazel

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I’m not sure if it’s a very elaborate attempt of an April Fool’s joke, but Razer officially announced that Project Hazel will happen. If you don’t know what Project Hazel is, I’ll fill you in. Project Hazel is a face mask. Yes, you got that right. A face mask. With RGB. Go figure…

Project Hazel got introduced as a concept in January as “The Worlds Smartest Mask”. At first, I thought it was a clever joke. It turns out now that the Korean tech company was dead serious about it. Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan told Yahoo Finance that they’re now ready to take the peripheral to the production stage. Why? Because Razer believes we’ll still be wearing face masks for quite a while longer. Happy days…

To paint you a picture, let me tell you what Razer’s Project Hazel will entail. As I said, it’s a face mask. To make sure that everyone can still see your wicked smile, Razer makes the mask transparent at the front. It also comes equipped with active ventilation to make sure you breathe the purest of air. A microphone and speaker are also incorporated, making it easier for others to hear what you’re mumbling. Getting mad stormtrooper vibes here.

Last but not least, Project Hazel comes with flashy RGB lighting. This should come as no surprise, since RGB lighting – usually called Chroma – is one of Razer’s trademarks. If you’d like to see what it’ll look like, take a peek below.

According to Razer, the active ventilation in Project Hazel makes the mask almost as effective as a medical face mask. But the biggest advantage of this nifty piece of face protection must be the promise of not fogging up your glasses. Of course, they wouldn’t want you to take off your Razer Anzu smart glasses every 30 seconds…

Great, but when is it due and what will this thingamabob cost? No clue. Razer hasn’t disclosed that just yet. I’ll keep you posted though.