Razer releases mask vending machines
May 14, 2020
eSports brand Razer has released its first ever non-gaming centric product, to assist the citizens of Singapore.
20 cashless, minimal contact vending machines are to be placed across the island by June to deliver easy access and free masks to help protect against Covid-19.
The vending machines are part of Razer’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and encourage the public to practice hygiene and safety, Razer’s financial technology arm, Razer Fintech, will make one free surgical mask available to every adult Singapore resident (aged 16 years and above). An estimated five million masks will be given out as a part of the project.
Mask allocation will be done via Razer’s mobile wallet app, Razer Pay. The app’s unique electronic ‘Know Your Customer’ solution will issue a QR code upon successful verification of the user’s identity. The verified user can then scan the code at the vending machines to collect his or her free mask. Razer Pay’s verification system is fraud free, which would ensure that every verified Singapore resident will be issued a mask. The app will also conveniently provide locations of the vending machines.