The USB Surgical Mask Fends Off H1N1 Influenza, Wastes Energy

 - May 1, 2009
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Talk about an opportunistic gadget: This USB surgical mask not only fends off the H1N1 influenza virus (formerly known as swine flu), but it features a USB-powered filter to circulate fresh air into your mask.

One of the downsides of wearing a surgical mask is that the air you breathe isn't cool and fresh. This USB surgical mask solves that problem, but you'd have to be near a computer to benefit from its circulation system. As individuals around the world don surgical masks to protect themselves from the H1N1 influenza virus, the USB surgical mask has swarmed onto the market to capture its share of this burgeoning market.