We have seen a number masks since the start of the pandemic. From DIY HEPA filter face mask to branded ones from the likes of New Balance and Under Armour to fun face masks – we thought we seen it all.

UVMask Next-generation Reusable Mask

Apparently not. Folks, meet the UVMask Next-generation Reusable Mask. Possibly the most ‘high-tech’ face mask yet, featuring a two-stage filtration process.

The first stage is a replaceable, high-efficiency air filter that is capable of removing over 95% airborne pollutant and allergens and the second stage is a patent-pending “ultra-high intensity” UV-C Vortex which the company, UM Systems, claimed to increase purification of the air to over 99.99%.

UVMask Next-generation Reusable Mask

UV-C, as the name implies, utilizes UV LED to bust airborne particulates.

The best part, or so we heard, is that the purification is a two-way process. This means, not only the air you breathe is purified, but also the air that you exhale.

UM Systems also claimed that UVMask is “mechanically-enhanced,” affording wearers natural breathing while maintaining 100% airtight.

Other touted features include skin-friendly silicone inner layer, an aesthetically pleasing and durable hard shell, up to 10,000 hours of light source lifetime, and a rechargeable battery pack that provides up to 6 hours of continuous operation per charge.

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If you are sold by the idea, you may want to pre-order it on Kickstarter. But be warned, it does not come cheap. Each UVMask Next-generation Reusable Mask will run you back at US$99. It is worthy to mention that the product is designed in the U.S. and surprise, surprise, it is made in Japan.

All images courtesy of UM Systems.

Published by Mike

Avid tech enthusiast, gadget lover, marketing critic and most importantly, love to reason and talk.

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