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Gaming Masks Help Fight Covid And Exist In Japan

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Gaming products love LED. If a company wants to make a gaming PC, a gaming keyboard, or a gaming mouse, light-emitting diodes are a constant. So these “gaming masks” should be no surprise.


According to Famitsu, these Illumi-on branded gaming mask covers are outfitted with LED lights charged by USB. They come in black and white material and can cycle through a handful of colors, including red, green, blue, yellow, light blue, purple, and white.

While not medical grade, and officially called a “mouth cover”, it does come with a disposable PM 2.5 filter. But, as Siliconera points out, the mask cannot be washed and should probably be used to cover a proper mask underneath.

Priced at 2,970 yen ($29), the Illumi-on Twinkling Mouth Cover will be released in Japan this month.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Question: when did the rainbow LED gaming trend start and why? It just seems like a stupid trend that I don’t understand.