Every year the Japanese population is hit by a malicious attack. An attack by pollen. It happens in the spring and suddenly almost every citizen has to don a surgical face mask to protect their nose or eyes from the irritating pollen in the air. No more. Thanko has said: Enough is enough. Get TOTAL protection with this USB Pollen Blocker.
Resembling something between a beekeeper's mask and a hazmat suit, get 99.9% protection from the pores in the air almost as if you are in your own clinical isolation chamber. "But won't it mist up?" we hear you ask. No, this has been designed with the ingenuity almost of a space suit, complete with USB-powered fan on top to keep things clear inside but still not let any pollen into your clean vacuum.
Wacky Japan again? No, this hood genuinely works well. It can be pulled tight shut and the back has a 45cm (17.7") length, giving you a shield against nasty pores sneaking in underneath.
The fan is even quiet so you can go about your daily life without fear of disturbing the world with the noise from your suit. Of course, you might stand out somewhat but that's a sacrifice you need to make for the sake of being hay fever-free.
Your head is "encased" in the Pollen Blocker; there is minimal contact between the nylon hood and your skull. This means you won't get messed-up hair when you take it off, making it ideal for when going outside to an appointment or for long sessions in front of your computer at work. Yes, you can still see perfectly well out of this. The visor is large enough to allow vision of computer screens and so on.
Here's the Thanko CEO explaining how to wear the hood.
USB Pollen Blocker by Thanko
- Visor screen size: 130 x 158mm (5.1 x 6.2")
- Weight: 194g (6.8 oz)
- Materials: nylon hood, plastic fan
- Fan has two strength settings
- Power: USB
- Includes USB cable (140cm, 4.6"), filter mask
- Instructions: Japanese (but easy to use)