LG Face Mask Comes to Come Equipped with Mic and Speakers as well as It’s Guaranteed Air-Purification
LG face has just announced a more updated version of its new high-tech, air-purifying face mask. The face mask was named the LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier and has just gotten a new upgrade.
According to the story by The Verge, the company has not yet announced the official pricing of even the widespread availability. The only thing that is known is that the PuriCare is set to launch in Thailand some time next month with the other markets to follow once the mask has officially been approved by local regulators.
LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier
Between the currently ongoing pandemic as well as the widespread air pollution, there’s definitely reason to think that there could be a demand for particular products like this one. LG initially announced the mask some time last year, which makes use of replaceable air filters as well as built-in fans in order to filter the air.
For more information, check out the official LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier posting on the company website. LG announces that the newer version is going to be smaller and have a lighter motor with new features like a built-in microphone and built-in speakers to help amplify the wearer’s voice.
LG Face Mask vs Razer Project Hazel Face Mask
The original video on YouTube shows that the previous mask did muffle speech quite a lot. The latter technology, which LG is currently calling the VoiceOn, will automatically recognize when users are talking and amplify their voices by using the built-in speaker.
LG isn’t the only company that put out some type of voice-amplification technology in a face mask. The Razer Project Hazel mask reportedly used quite a similar set-up. The Razer mask, however, makes use of LED lighting to give it an edge.
LG Face Mask Specs
The LG PuriCare mask weighs just 94 grams and is built with a 1,000mAh battery that takes two hours to charge through USB. LG says it is comfortable enough to wear for up to eight hours. This, however, is quite debatable as wearing any mask for eight hours straight could be uncomfortable.
Quite notably, LG is still not claiming that the mask will directly protect users against coronavirus in any way. It did, however, hint that this was the particular case when it had first announced the product.
Is the Face Mask Safe?
Air purification filters do catch some particles the size of the COVID-19 virus, according to an article by The New York Times. However, without specific studies regarding the particular product or additional details regarding the filters, it’s still hard to make any claims as to the safety and efficiency of this product.
Wearing a mask, in defense against COVID-19, is certainly better compared to wearing no mask. The article by The Verge notes that the best mask is something users are okay wearing.
Despite vaccines being rolled out at impressive rates, it is still important to be cautious especially for those that haven’t gotten their first dose yet. Only time will tell if the LG face mask is good enough to fight against the coronavirus.