Razer surprised many by hosting its own event at E3 2021, a show that tends to focus more on software than hardware. The company revealed a new Razer Blade 14 with AMD Ryzen 9 processors, an updated Raptor 27 gaming monitor and more during the multi-hour event.
But by far the most interesting announcement was confirmation that Project Hazel, the concept smart face mask first showcased earlier that year, would be going into mass production.
The smart mask went on sale in batches in late 2021 exclusively from the Razer Store, and it has been hard to get your hands on one since.
Though you might've assumed that'd be the end of it, Razer revealed the upgraded Zephyr Pro mask at CES 2022. The updated mask features Razer's Voice Amplification tech - originally scheduled for the original but cut to make it more affordable - and it's due for release soon.
The question is when, and more importantly, how much will it cost? We outline all there is to know about buying the Razer Zephyr and new Zephyr Pro face mask right here.
When will the Razer Zephyr Pro mask be released?
Razer hasn't given much information about when to expect the release of the Zephyr Pro, but it's safe to say it'll be released in 2022, and keen fans can sign up for notifications on the Razer website right now.
If the release of the standard Zephyr mask is anything to go by, the mask won’t go on general sale – at least not initially – with Razer likely planning a series of "drops" where it’ll sell small batches of the mask to keen fans.
How much do the Razer Zephyr and Zephyr Pro face masks cost?
Razer confirmed at CES 2022 that the more expensive Razer Zephyr Pro will cost $50 more than the $99/£99 Razer Zephyr mask, coming in at a cool $149 (which likely translates to £149 in the UK).
It's worth noting that you'll also need to invest in filters for the mask, which needs to be replaced every 30 days. You can buy these from the Razer site, costing £29.99/$29.99 for a pack of three.
Where can I buy the Razer Zephyr and Zephyr Pro?
Here’s the catch: due to the limited stock expected at launch, Razer sold the Zephyr face mask exclusively via Razer.com in limited batches, with third-party retailers like Amazon and GAME left out in the cold, and chances are it'll be a similar story once the Zephyr Pro is released later this year.
The standard Razer Zephyr is sold out at the Razer store in all territories right now, but keen fans can sign up for stock notifications, suggesting the company is planning on more drops - it's just keeping tight-lipped on when to expect it.
We'll update this section once we hear more about the availability of the Razer Zephyr and Zephyr Pro.