Now facemasks are an essential part of our life, probably for the next year at least, maybe it’s time to consign all those low-tech surgical masks to the medical waste bin along with all your discarded needles. Now you can suffer the pandemic in comfort and relative safety with the Airpop Active Plus with Halo.
The Airpop Active Plus (with Halo…) claims to offer full protection and even has a smartphone app so you can check up on pollutants and, even, your breathing rate. To reassure those within two meters, the mask has a flashing coloured light around the sensor. It pulsates in sync with your breathing, and you can even choose the colour from the app. I suppose it could become a useful part of a mating ritual.
There’s only one snag. This standard of alleged Covid-banishing perfection comes at a price. It will cost £150 or $150 when it comes to the market in the middle of this month. Furthermore, since it uses removable inserts, it could be expensive to run. A pack of four inserts will set you back £20 or $20, but one insert will give you 40 hours of sanitised breathing. In fairness, Airpop does have cheaper masks that look interesting, so it’s a good idea to look at the website.