Razer Zephyr mask doesn't offer N95-grade protection after all

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(Pocket-lint) - Razer has walked backmost claims of N95-grade filtration connected its Zephyr, and precocious announced Zephyr Pro, face masks.

"The wearable by itself is not a aesculapian instrumentality nor certified arsenic an N95 mask," a Razer spokesperson said. "To debar immoderate confusion, we are successful the process of removing each references to ‘N95 Grade Filter’ from our selling material."

The alteration follows a Twitter thread posted by YouTube tinkerer Naomi Wu. Back successful November, she posted an in-depth teardown and reappraisal of the Zephyr successful which she pointed retired that N95 is simply a certification for an full mask, not portion of a mask, and that the Razer Zephyr empirically does not person N95 certification.

If the Zephyr oregon Zephyr Pro had achieved this certification it would person been listed connected the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) website arsenic a NIOSH-approved respirator.

It seems to america that the Razer Zephyr uses filters that tin beryllium recovered successful different N95 masks, but since the plan of the disguise has not been certified, it doesn't count.

The alteration comes conscionable arsenic radical successful the US are being advised to deterioration N95 and KN95 masks, alternatively of cloth masks, to support against the much contagious omicron variant.

For now, we'd counsel sticking with a more accepted FFP2/3 benignant mask. Unfortunately, those thin to travel without RGB lighting.

Writing by Luke Baker.

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