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The R-Pur Nano is one handsome-looking particle mask

Designed with bikers, cyclists and runners in mind, the mask is both useful and stylish.

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Patrick Holland has been a phone reviewer for CNET since 2016. He is a former theater director who occasionally makes short films. Patrick has an eye for photography and a passion for everything mobile. He is a colorful raconteur who will guide you through the ever-changing, fast-paced world of phones, especially the iPhone and iOS. He used to co-host CNET's I'm So Obsessed podcast and interviewed guests like Jeff Goldblum, Alfre Woodard, Stephen Merchant, Sam Jay, Edgar Wright and Roy Wood Jr.
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Managing Editor Josh Goldman is a laptop expert and has been writing about and reviewing them since built-in Wi-Fi was an optional feature. He also covers almost anything connected to a PC, including keyboards, mice, USB-C docks and PC gaming accessories. In addition, he writes about cameras, including action cams and drones. And while he doesn't consider himself a gamer, he spends entirely too much time playing them.
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French company R-Pur wants to tackle a part of our air pollution problem with its Nano anti-pollution mask aimed at runners and riders of bikes, scooters and motorcycles.

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It filters out toxic particles, pollen, viruses, bacteria and the fine particles found in diesel exhaust.

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The front has an extraction valve to let hot air out fast when you're exerting yourself running or cycling.

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R-Pur has an app that tracks the wear and tear of the filter. Depending on your use, a filter can last between 5 and 12 weeks.

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A representative for R-Pur showed us a new prototype of the Nano mask that lights up in different colors.

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As the mask moves through the air, colors reflect the air quality.

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For example it might glow green if the air is good, or red if it's bad.

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The R-Pur Nano is currently available in Europe for 170 euros, which converts roughly to $200, £150, AU$275. It will be available to order in the US later this year. Extra filters cost 78 euros.

Read out first look of the R-Pur Nano mask at CES 2019.

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