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These illumi-ON Twinkling Mouth Covers are like face masks with RGB lighting

By Kenneth Ang - on 7 Aug 2020, 5:41pm

These illumi-ON Twinkling Mouth Covers are like face masks with LED lighting

Image: illumi-ON

When we think about modern gaming setups, at least in terms of PCs, it's easy for us to imagine super-fancy (and probably super-expensive) water-cooled desktops, curved monitors, top-of-the-line keyboards and mice encircled with tons of RGB (or LED) lights, right? Heck, even tables and chairs can include RGB backlighting nowadays, so nothing should really surprise us at this point. Or so it would seem.

Now, if there's one thing we've learned from being otakus all these years, it's that we can always count on Japan to release quirky crap we never knew we needed, and a face mask with RGB backlighting is but one of them. 

Hey, it's cool if your first reaction was something along the lines of "Whaaaat?", because that's what happened to us as well. Okay, so the Illumi-on Twinkling Mouth Covers aren't face masks per se, although they certainly look the part design-wise. They're actually "mouth covers" meant to be worn over an actual medical grade mask (since they can't be washed) and are basically just there to "fancify" the entire package by letting you cycle through a total of seven possible colours. 

Image: illumi-ON

According to the official store page, the mouth covers are set to release come September 11, costing about S$40 apiece. The LED lighting has two modes of operation - assuming a full charge via the included micro-USB cable (~3.5 hours), the batteries will last for about 10 hours on still-colour mode and about 7.5 hours on flashing mode (it includes 4 different patterns).

Yes, in case it hasn't hit you yet, it's actually quite pointless to buy one apart from the aesthetic factor, although we guess it does come with some utility in the form of a disposable PM2.5 particle filter. Nevertheless, we otakus are all about buying and collecting geeky stuff no one would otherwise find objectively useful, so if you don't mind forking out forty bucks for one of these, it's a surefire way to garner some attention the next time you go out!