We’ve stumbled across this. Mae'r’ USB Pollen Blocker’ by Thanko, a small electronics company based in Tokyo. The hood (akin to a yellow hazmat hood) contains a duo strength setting USB powered filter in the baseball cap style brim, which ensures pollen free head space – as long as the battery lasts. Won’t it steam up? Of course not! The hood has been designed with ‘ingenuity almost of a space suit’, a built in fan keeps air moving and the 130 x 158mm visor screen clear.
Thanko are responsible for innumerable useful gadgets, such as the ‘USB Necktie 3’ featuring a hidden collar fan for sticky summer days and transparent computer mice containing preserved tarantulas.
The ‘USB Pollen Blocker’ hood will set you back a mere £23.94 and should be available soon from Japan Trend Shop.
Visit Thanko yma to check out the full range of creative technology solutions.
Instructions for use. In Japanese (but easy to follow).