Razer has new concept devices at CES that never actually ship. Do you remember the laptop dock for the Razer Phone or the three-screen laptop? The renowned company admits these fantastical projects are design exercises, but people can easily find their influence on further projects. With that in mind, the company is back at CES 2021 with new concepts: Project Hazel, a smart mask built for the pandemic, and Project Brooklyn, which is the ultimate gamer chair with a retractable 60-inch OLED screen.
Razer: Project Hazel
It’s one of the most tech-infused masks out there. It looks like a face covering that only a cyborg ninja would wear. It consists of a transparent front view and, of course, RGB lights. It also has a built-in speaker and microphone that can amplify your voice. It can also protect you from the pesky virus, with active air ventilation that’s effective as an N95 medical mask.
The new mask by Razer relies on bacterial filtration efficiency pods that can trap 95 percent of the airborne particles. It uses rechargeable disc ventilators that can be sanitized with UV light from its charging box. Project Hazel looks like the perfect active masks as it vents out CO2 and brings in the fresh air. It also creates an airtight seal with adjustable straps. Those who wear glasses can benefit from this mask because it prevents the annoying breath fog issue.
Razer: Project Brooklyn
It will likely never see the light of the day. Building on its first gaming chair, Razer swung for the fences to design a seat that could solve the needs of every gamer. The wildest element of the project is its 60-inch curved OLED screen that folds into the seat’s back like a pair of wings. The enormous curved OLED may look cool, but it leans so far out into the fantastical that people can’t get too excited about it. LG made rolling OLED TV, but the thing costs $87,000, and this is without trying to hide it inside of a chair. The Brooklyn Project also features LED lighting, modular armrests, and haptic feedback throughout the frame of the chair.