Razer may be known for its products aimed at the gamer market, but decided to take control of another area: the company announced that it will implement vending machines in Singapore to make masks available for free. The plans include 20 pieces of equipment spread across the country by the end of the month.
Since the company’s base of operations is right there, it is a strategy to avoid the worst in its homeland: Singapore is facing a second wave of coronavirus infections, with more than 23,000 confirmed cases. You just need to download the company’s digital wallet application, scan the QR code and remove a unit.
Also according to Razer, masks are already being produced, but the goal is to double the pace to supply the largest possible number of people. Initially, 5 million are planned. As soon as the program starts, more locations can receive the equipment as required.
Criticism and commitment
Responding to criticism that he was taking advantage of the situation to expand his user network, Min-Liang Tan, the company’s CEO, explains: “It is the only way to ensure that there is no charge. We are financing the entire process and we would like to ensure that there are no frauds. ”
On April 24, Razer declared that it shipped more than 1 million masks worldwide.