Among the many strange things the current moment has put in front of our eyes, grade-school science, specifically the phase-change of matter, stands out. You’re about to head out for a walk, so you put on a mask, put your glasses or shades over it, and they promptly fog up. Why? You’re exhaling warm water vapor that becomes small drops of liquid when it touches the cooler surface, condensing from a gas to a solid and making that walk an adventure.
This electric respirator mask, with a built-in fan and KN95 filter, keeps everyone safe while keeping your glasses clear and your bad breath out of your face. And right now it’s 64% off.
What Is a KN95 Filter?
N95 filters were discussed at length at the start of the pandemic, but lost in the conversation was the fact that N95 was simply a standard set by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), that equipment like masks had to match in order to meet workplace safety standards. In this case, it has to filter out 95% of all particles three microns or larger.
For day to day life, though, you don’t need an N95 mask specifically, just one that performs like one. The KN95 standard, the Chinese equivalent of N95, blocks the same amount of pollutants and is technically very similar to the N95. The particular filter for the electric respirator, though, goes a few steps beyond just trapping particles, with four layers:
- Layer 1 filters out large particles, including bacteria and particulate matter,
- Layer 2 has an activated carbon filter that blocks odors and helps filter out,
- Layer 3 features a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filter to deal with pollen, smoke, and dust,
- And layer 4 uses negative oxygen ions to block bacterial growth and perform a final scrub before the air gets to your lungs.
Each filter can last up to ten days, and can easily be swapped out for a new one. In fact, a five-pack is just $19.99, 13% off the MSRP.
Masks are good for everyone, but we’ve all had those moments where you put yours on and suddenly realize you should have brushed your teeth first. Or you’ve peeled it off when you got home and, thanks to moisture building up, braced for the inevitable “mask-ne.”
The built-in fan improves airflow, pulling air through the replaceable filter while running, and has two speeds for keeping air circulation going through for up to six hours. You’ll get fresher air and have fewer awkward mask moments. And if you only need the filter, you can shut off the fan easily and have plenty of breathing room.
Easy to Use
This mask is also built to be simple to use. The fan charges via USB, meaning there’s no batteries to swap out or specialty chargers to deal with, and the LED on the front is a useful visual indicator of whether or not you’ve enabled the fan. It fully charges in two hours, so if you’ve got to go into the office, you can charge it up in the morning and have it ready when you leave.
The mask itself is built of ABS plastic and medical-grade silicone for a comfy, tight fit around the mouth and nose, giving you more control over the air coming in and out. It closes with a rugged Velcro strap, so you won’t have to squeeze another elastic behind your ears. And at just 2.6 ounces, it’s light enough to wear all day, whether you’re working out or on the go.
Wearing a mask helps protect everyone, but it doesn’t have to be an annoyance. If you want fresher air while outside, and a durable mask you can keep reusing, at just $49.99, 64% off the MSRP, this will be a mask you’ll keep using.
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