Xiaomi on Thursday launched the Mi AirPOP PM2.5 Anti-Pollution Mask in India, with the company clearly hoping to capitalise on the ongoing increase in air pollution in the country. The new mask is available for purchase exclusively through Mi.com with a price tag of Rs. 249. The Chinese company claims that its latest offering is designed to offer 99 percent PM2.5 protection using a four-layer filtration process. The black-coloured Mi AirPOP is also touted to be specifically customised for day-to-day use in Indian conditions. It comes with a skin-friendly fabric and 3D design that offers a comfortable fit, Xiaomi claims.
Among other features, the Mi AirPOP PM2.5 Anti-Pollution Mask comes with four layers of filters that are claimed to help combat air pollutants, including seasonal haze, dust storms, cold, flu pathogens, allergenic pollen, grease, smoke, and exhaust. Xiaomi claims that the mask offers 99 percent PM2.5 protection.
While the primary layer is designed to block out large particles, there is an electrostatic micro-filtration layer to block out particles of 0.3 micrometres in diameter. There is also a support mesh to provide the 3D structure to the mask. Lastly, you'll have a water-permeable layer to reduce vapour buildup on your face.
Xiaomi has also provided a 3D Soft Fit Sponge technology that is claimed to enable the mask to automatically adjust to your facial features. Furthermore, the company hasn't used any metal nose bars that are available on a large number of anti-pollution masks in the market. This helps to prevent possible marking on your face.
The 3D structure of the Mi AirPOP PM2.5 Anti-Pollution Mask has curved lines. Also, there is a large vortex value to enable constant air flowing and reduce the instances of eyeglass fogging. Lastly, there are special creases for easy folding.