LG adds mic and speakers to its air-purifying mask, launching next month | The Verge

LG_PuriCare_Wearable_03.0 LG adds mic and speakers to its air-purifying mask, launching next month | The Verge
LG claims the battery-powered, air-filtering mask is comfortable to wear for up to eight hours at a time. | Image: LG

LG has announced an updated version of its high-tech, air-purifying face mask, the terribly-named LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier. The company hasn’t announced pricing or widespread availability, but says the PuriCare will launch in Thailand next month “with other markets to follow once approved by local regulators.” Between the ongoing pandemic and widespread air pollution, there’s reason to think there’ll be demand for products like this.

LG first announced the mask last year, which uses replaceable air filters and built-in fans to filter the air. LG says the new version has a smaller and lighter motor, as well as built-in microphones and speakers that amplify the wearer’s voice. (Video of the original mask shows that it muffled…

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