Noting his initial concerns that vaccinations may render face masks obsolete, Tan explained to Yahoo Finance that he now believes the accessory will be here to stay for a while longer for a multitude of reasons.
“We’ve realized that even with vaccinations we are hearing you still have to be masked up because there is still the risk factor that even if you’re vaccinated you still need to be incredibly careful,” Tan said in the interview. “Secondly, there are also many countries that are unlikely that are going to get the whole [scale] of vaccinations in the next year or even two so traveling everyone should be very careful.”
“So with that in mind, we are going to go ahead and solve the sustainable aspect of the mask which is one of the big things for us,” he continued. “Project Hazel is going to be a reality. We are going to make it happen and I think we will all be, unfortunately, wearing masks for a long time to come.”
Tan hasn’t revealed any concrete production or release dates for Project Hazel, but those interested can learn more over on Razer’s website.