The mask does not come cheap.
Philips Singapore has launched a mask with a replaceable filter and an air flow module, that can remove heat and moisture from within the mask.
Retailing at $159, the Philips Fresh Air Mask has an air power module that provides fresh air flow of up to 41 litres per minute.
The power module also removes trapped heat, moisture and carbon dioxide from within the mask, and has three different speed modes to toggle between which can be adjusted by a button in the upper right hand corner of the module. It is also rechargeable by using a micro-USB port.
The mask’s cover is made from a micro-porous mesh fabric which makes it flexible and durable. To wash the mask, wipe the cover with a soft wet cloth or wet paper towel but do not wash it with water.
The mask comes with a replaceable filter that reduces droplets, removes 95 per cent of PM2.5 particles, pollen and filters 99 per cent of bacteria of 3μm in size.
The filter has a lifetime of about 122 hours and should be replaced once it reaches that limit. There are two types of filters which are compatible with the Philips Fresh Air Mask ACM066.
The mask is also designed for a “more comfortable fit”, according to Philips. Thanks to the “Golden Anchor Point”, defined by the Philips laboratory through scientific analysis of the data of 23,000 different faces, the mask is able to help disperse pressure on the bridge of the nose, cheeks and ears.
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