(wassuprockers) – Razer has walked again claims of N95-grade filtration on its Zephyr, and lately introduced Zephyr Professional, face mask.
“The wearable on its own isn’t a clinical software nor qualified as an N95 masks,” a Razer spokesperson mentioned. “To keep away from any confusion, we’re within the strategy of taking away all references to ‘N95 Grade Clear out’ from our advertising and marketing subject matter.”
The exchange follows a Twitter thread posted by way of YouTube tinkerer Naomi Wu. Again in November, she posted an in-depth teardown and evaluation of the Zephyr by which she identified that N95 is a certification for a complete masks, no longer a part of a masks, and that the Razer Zephyr empirically does no longer have N95 certification.
If the Zephyr or Zephyr Professional had completed this certification it could were indexed at the Nationwide Institute for Occupational Protection and Well being (NIOSH) website online as a NIOSH-approved respirator.
It sort of feels to us that the Razer Zephyr makes use of filters that may be present in different N95 mask, however for the reason that design of the masks has no longer been qualified, it does not depend.
The exchange comes simply as folks in the USA are being steered to put on N95 and KN95 mask, as a substitute of material mask, to offer protection to towards the extra contagious omicron variant.
For now, we might advise sticking with a extra conventional FFP2/3 taste masks. Sadly, the ones generally tend to return with out RGB lighting fixtures.
Writing by way of Luke Baker.