The “FDA-registered and lab-tested for 99% BFE” N95-grade filters sit between the fans and the chamber caps. You get six chamber filters and three bottom filters with the mask. These filters are disposable and only last 72 hours. Razer sells filter packs for $30; each pack comes with 10 sets of filters (two side + one bottom) that should last 30 days. You don’t need to be good at math to see the cost of ownership balloons quickly.
Razer has scrubbed its website of references to its filters being “N95 grade.” Razer now claims:
“The Razer Zephyr and Zephyr Pro are not certified N95 masks, medical devices, respirators, surgical masks, or personal protective equipment (PPE) and are not meant to be used in medical or clinical settings. These products are intended to be used only with Razer Zephyr Filters.”
You can connect your the Zephyr mask to your phone via Bluetooth. The Razer Zephyr app lets you customize the inner and outer lighting — either solid colors or an effect — just like you would any Razer Chroma product. This is probably the coolest part of the Zephyr mask. But it does drain battery; Razer says the battery is good for 8 hours on a single charge. A full charge takes 3 hours.
If you’ve made it this far, you’re probably not gonna be shocked to hear me say Razer’s Zephyr mask is a cool toy. It looks great (if you can get it to fit). You’ll be the center of attention at a comic con; it’s great for your dystopian IG pics if you pair it with techwear from, say, Acronym. Just don’t expect it to provide any serious shielding.