The Razer Zephyr Mask is Available Now For All Your Futuristic Masking Needs and Tali’Zorah Fetishists

For those seeking a more “stylistic” face mask option, Razer has launched the Zephyr.

Starting at $99.99, it’s certainly high tech, with plenty of bells and whistles as noted from the Razer store:


WHAT’S INSIDE

  • Razer Zephyr with adjustable head straps
  • 3 sets of N95 grade filters for 9 Days of usage
  • USB-C Charging Cable
  • Anti-fog spray

FANS

  • 2 Speed High (6200 RPM) / Low (4200 RPM) Dual intake fans

FILTER

  • N95 grade meltblown filters*
  • 99% BFE rating
  • Able to filter at least 95% of 0.3 microns particles

*Sold in special refill packs on razer.com

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

ANTI-FOG TREATMENT

  • Applied on inner plastic surface +

FACE SEAL MATERIAL

  • Certified Medical Grade BPA-Free Silicone

BATTERY LIFE

  • 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 – Approx. 3 hours
  • Standby Time – Up to 2 days, with Lighting and Fan Off
  • Battery level of device indicated on Razer Zephyr App.

SIZES

  • Length x Depth x Height
  • 7.13” x 4.09” x 4.09”
  • 181 mm x 104 mm x 104 mm

WEIGHT

  • 206.1 g / 0.454 lbs

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

Masks are still a necessity given that the world is still dealing with a pandemic, but this mask is NOT a medical grade mask. Razer has stated that while this is not a PPE, and it’s effectiveness has not been tested against blocking the Covid-19 virus, it does “offer the same functionality and adequate protection due to its 99% BFE rating.”

It does have 100% effectiveness of stopping you from getting any strange.

[Source: Razer]

E3 is Not Dead Yet… Announces 2021 Plans

COVID-19 did in E3 2020, but the ESA is not ready to throw in the towel just yet for good. They have announced plans that E3 2021 is in the works.

According to Gamesindustry.biz, the ESA shared news with its partners that E3 2021 June 15 to 17. Even though no live event will be held this year, the ESA are “exploring options with [their] members to coordinate an online experience to showcase industry announcements and news in June 2020.”

So life goes on for E3, in some capacity or another. Either way, if an E3 2021 does take place, there should be plenty of games to showcase on fancy new consoles.

[Source: Gamesindsutry.biz]

Microsoft & Sony React to Covid-19

Covid-19 is impacting every facet of our lives right now. We’re doing our part, socially distancing, working remotely, and practicing good hygiene to “flatten the curve.”

Gaming, a hobby that should be a distraction from our frightening world is even affected. Xbox Game Studios Head, Matt Booty had the following to say regarding the global pandemic’s impact on Xbox game development:

“We know that gaming connects people during times of social distancing, and we are committed to delivering the highest quality Xbox Game Studios games for our global community of players. At the same time, the health and safety of our XGS development teams is our top priority. Each studio is facing unique challenges and constraints depending on its particular location, and many of our external development partners around the world are similarly affected. We are supporting our studio leaders to make the right decisions for their teams and their individual games during this challenging time.”

Microsoft

Sony on the other hand is doing their part. In an official blog post, Sony announced that they will be slowing game download speeds on PSN in the EU and US.

Playing videogames enables players all over the world to connect with friends and family and enjoy much needed entertainment during these uncertain times. Sony Interactive Entertainment is working with internet service providers in Europe to manage download traffic to help preserve access for the entire internet community.

We believe it is important to do our part to address internet stability concerns as an unprecedented number of people are practicing social distancing and are becoming more reliant on internet access.

Players may experience somewhat slower or delayed game downloads but will still enjoy robust gameplay. We appreciate the support and understanding from our community, and their doing their part, as we take these measures in an effort to preserve access for everyone.

Sony

Well done Sony, but I didn’t think it was possible to slow PSN download speeds any further. ZING!

[Source: Sony, Microsoft]

Coronavirus Adds the Final Nail to E3 2020’s Coffin

COVID-19 (aka the Coronavirus) has officially finished of E3 2020.

The ESA made it official on Wednesday, March 11, 2020:

“After careful consultation with our member companies regarding the health and safety of everyone in our industry…we have made the difficult decision to cancel E3 2020… Following increased and overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 virus, we felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation.”

ESA

Phil Spencer, Vice President of Gaming at Microsoft, chimed in via Twitter. Spencer assures that even though there will be no conference, fans can expect future announcements via digital events.

Microsoft was one of only a few remaining large companies still planning to attend E3 2020.

Sony, Geoff Keighley, Valve, Activision Blizzard, already announced that they are not attending this year’s E3.

This may very well be the end of E3 for good. Given the high profile pull-outs, the conference no longer has the same influence it once did. Now, we will have a year without E3 due to COVID-19. If things turn out okay, this may very well prove that E3 is no longer needed.

[Source: ESA]