After many rumours of some futuristic face-masks, LG has finally officially announced its battery-powered air purifier mask!

The mask, which they’ve called The PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier “resolves the dilemma of homemade masks being of inconsistent quality and disposal masks being in short supply.”

The PuriCare uses a pair of replaceable filters paired with battery-powered fans to help you breath. According to LG, the mask will also have sensors which will detect your breathing cycle so the fans will adjust accordingly. They also said that “the fans automatically speed up to assist air intake and slow down to reduce resistance when exhaling to make breathing effortless”

The battery will provide up to eight hours of use in its low-power mode to just two hours in high-power mode.

The mask will also come with a one-of-a-kind case which will help maintain hygiene between uses. The case is equipped with UV-LED lights that kills harmful germs. That’s not all that this case can do, as it will also charge the mask and can be paired with a mobile app which tell you when the filters need to be changed.

Very few details about the price or the release-date has been said by LG.

They have however said that it will be available in the fourth quarter of the year in selected markets. Meaning that we might get more details at the end of September or start of October.

What do you think of this new gadget and will you be buying one or do the normal face-masks work well enough?