What you need to know
- Razer has announced a new version of its Zephyr mask, the Razer Zephyr Pro.
- The Zephyr Pro comes with everything that made the original Zephyr great, while also offering a voice amplifier feature.
- The Razer Zephyr Pro is expected to cost over $150 and arrive later in 2022.
With the pandemic showing no signs of ending in 2022, it's crucial that plenty of quality protective masks are available so that people can use them to protect both themselves and others. Gaming-focused hardware manufacturer Razer aimed to contribute by launching the Razer Zephyr mask in 2021, which features N95 filters, two-way protection, a pair of air exchange chambers, two-way fans for cooling, and a transparent design with integrated LED lighting that allows others to see the wearer's facial expressions. There's customizable Chroma RGB lighting, too, if you're into that.
At CES 2022, Razer announced a new version of the Zephyr — the Razer Zephyr Pro — that adds voice amplification technology to the mask. This feature will help combat situations in which the mask muffles your voice, as the voice amplification will make it loud and clear.
|Category||Razer Zephyr Pro|
|Filter||N95 grade meltblown filters|
99% BFE rating
Able to filter at least 95% of 0.3-micron particles
|Fans||2-speed high (6200 RPM) / low (4200 RPM) dual-intake fans|
|Spare filters||3 sets of N95 grade filters for 9 days of usage|
More available at Razer website
|Lighting||External Razer Chroma RGB|
Internal-facing LED for illumination of facial features
Customizable via Razer Zephyr App
Pairing and charging status will be indicated on internal-facing LED
|Battery||Low speed: Up to 8 hours with lighting off, 5.5 hours with lighting on|
High speed: Up to 4 hours with lighting off, 3.5 hours with lighting on
Charge Time: Approximately 3 hours
Standby Time: Up to 2 days, with lighting and fan off
Battery level of device indicated on Razer Zephyr App
|Anti-fog treatment||Applied on inner plastic surface|
|Dimensions (LxDxH)||7.13 x 4.09 x 4.09 inches|
(181mm x 104mm x 104mm)
|Attachments||Adjustable elastic head strap|
|On-device control||Multi-control button (for power on, fan speed & pairing)|
|Connection||Bluetooth Low Energy|
|Compatibility||Smartphone app available for Android and iOS|
It's unclear when the Zephyr Pro will become available, but we do know it will cost $150. We expect that the Zephyr Pro will launch later in 2022, similar to how the Zephyr did in October 2021. If it's as good as the standard Zephyr, it will no doubt be one of the best accessories for laptop owners (as well as for everyone else) to wear while out and about.
Another mask from Razer that you won't be able to buy. So excited.
I guarantee that the very first words EVERYONE will utter through the Voice Amplifier will be: "Luke.......I am your father!"
Unfortunately I already got the standard Zephyr. Also, they don't seem to have improved their filter seals, so it'll only function like an ill-fitting N95 mask at best. The filters alone aren't what makes an N95 mask NIOSH-certified.
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