Razer will let you sign up to beta test its RGB face mask
Razer announced today that its N95 mask lit like a game has a new name and a beta program rolled out ahead of its scheduled fourth quarter launch. The futuristic-looking Project Hazel has been dubbed the Razer Zephyr, and you can sign up to be a beta tester now on the Razer site.
Razer has not provided any additional information on when the Zephyr will release or when beta testers can expect to receive their masks. Based on the video Razer shared with its announcement, beta testers might get a different mask design than what has been shared so far.
The Zephyr looks a bit wider and rounder than Razer’s original Project Hazel, and there’s a grille at the bottom of the goggle that’s much more noticeable than previous images and photos have shown. It could be for additional ventilation or to help amplify the voice, but it certainly wasn’t in Razer’s earlier concepts for the face shield.
The edge has contacted Razer for more details on the beta program and any design changes that will ship with the Zephyr beta.
We should have a better idea of the design once the masks are in the hands of beta testers, but announcing the program in the first place makes the Zephyr much more real. Considering the project has grown from a fun CES concept to something real that Razer intended to do, every step takes that mask away from the vaporware. Whether it is actually affordable, comfortable, or practical to wear is an entirely separate issue.