Up Next: The Battery-Powered Air Purifier Mask!
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This device is literally an airpurifier strapped onto your face to help shove some clean oxygen up your nostrils. LG's PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier uses a pair of replaceable filters and battery-powered fans to help you breathe. Well, not to provide you actual life support. What i meant was aid… aid breathing is a better word here. According to the company, sensors are in play that help detect when you are breathing in and out and adjusts fans' speeds accordingly. The "mask" has an 820mAh battery that provides up to eight hours of use in its low-power mode, dropping to just two hours in high power mode. No price nor release date have been confirmed for this sexy looking mask but LG says itll drop, fourth quarter this year. Images: @lgmobileglobal #lg #airpurifier #lgmask #techmask #mask #covidmask #maskoff
If you are a responsible, compassionate person, but you happen to find wearing a mask makes breathing just too dang hard –and you don’t mind looking like Bane — boy, do I have the new face mask for you!
LG announced a new battery-powered wearable air purifier that they say “makes breathing effortless!” Ha! I don’t find it that difficult, but hey, if you do, you can give this a try when it comes out in a few months!
It’s called the LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier.
According to ARSTechnica:
Any tech company selling coronavirus-related products deserves a heavy amount of questioning and skepticism, and so far, LG hasn’t proven its mask is effective or safe. LG’s press release actually doesn’t make any claims at all that the mask can help stop the transmission of the coronavirus, nor does it make any claims about the efficacy of its filtering abilities. The sales pitch is purely about “clean air” and nothing else.
The CDC’s mask guidelines state, “Masks with exhalation valves or vents should NOT be worn to help prevent the person wearing the mask from spreading COVID-19 to others,” which would seem to poke holes in LG’s mask design theory. A HEPA filter can stop respiratory particles (so does a normal N95 mask), but LG’s press release only says the mask will “take in clean, filtered air”—it doesn’t say anything about filtering exhalations.
The mask is will be released in certain markets first starting in October, but if you are looking to be as safe as possible, it’s probably better to just war a normal, cheaper (and probably more comfortable) mask…just like the CDC recommends.
Either way..just wear a mask. Please.