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Thanko USB Kitty Mask Helps You Breathe While Looking Stupid

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While face masks are only common in the US in hospitals, you will see quite a lot of them in Asia. It’s strange at first, but you quickly get used to it. When everyone is wearing a face mask, people try to distinguish themselves in other ways, including this strange kitty face mask by Thanko.

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The only mask I have is a Respro pollution mask for when I’m driving the motorcycle around Taipei. In fact, I never leave home without it, as the pollution from scooters and motorcycles can get quite bad in any big Asian city. This kitty face mask can be powered via USB or batteries and will help filter and circulate the air, all while making you look like an idiot. It will set you back ¥1,980 ($24 USD).

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Thanko says that it made this mask because people had trouble breathing with face masks on. Right now, it’s only available in Japan and it will probably never make it to the US.

[via DVice]