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LG to unveil wearable air purifier mask at IFA Berlin

By Tanisha Jindal

In today's scenario, when a mask is the most vital thing we remember to wear before stepping out of our house, LG has introduced an innovative and wearable air purifier that looks like a mask. This "PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier" will be available in the fourth quarter of 2020 in the select market for purchase.

The coronavirus has pushed us towards widely accepting the utility of masks. This smart mask will help to overcome the short supply of disposable masks. It will provide fresh and clean air indoors or out killing the harmful germs along. The mask comes in user-friendly designs that will comfortably fit on varied sorts of facial shapes and sizes. The wearable purifier uses filters similar to the company's home air purifier products that are two replaceable H 13 HEPA filters.

The smart mask comes with a case to maintain hygiene between uses and alerts the users about replacing the filters when needed. It has battery-powered fans to help you breathe and sensors to detect when you are breathing in or out. The sensors automatically adjust the fan speeds accordingly. LG said that this PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier has an 820mAh battery that provides up to eight hours of usage in its low-power mode whereas it dropdowns to just two hours in high power mode.

However, LG hasn't disclosed anything regarding the exact date when the mask will release and how much it will cost. It is also not clear yet whether the mask will help slow the spread of coronavirus. In the conversation with "The Verge" regarding this, the company asserted that it was waiting until certification and testing are complete to give full details.

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