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Don’t Be A Fool - Mask Up

Don’t Be A Fool - Mask Up

This April Fool’s Day, we’re going to skip the gimmicks. It’s true: The world is opening back up. Yet another thing is also true: We’re still in a global pandemic.

With Spring in full motion now and Summer around the corner, everyone is itching to get back to “normal.” But what even is normal? If normal means going back to “the way it was before the pandemic” – well, then we’d say “normal” is foolish. Because we weren’t ready for a pandemic before it hit...

OCTO Unfiltered: Masking After the Vaccine

OCTO Unfiltered: Masking After the Vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine has seen miraculous progress. Not only was it created with historic haste in response to the deadliest pandemic we’ve ever experienced, but the vaccine rollout efforts are well underway – and continue opening up to more people every day.

But does the vaccine mean masks will simply…go away?

Three Tips To Get The "Right Fit" For Your Face Mask

Three Tips To Get The "Right Fit" For Your Face Mask

For the past year, masks have demanded our attention in news and daily life. However, much confusion remains: What kind of mask works best? When and where should you wear a mask? Is double masking worth it? Should masks be worn if you’ve already received the vaccination?

We’re answering some of these questions – and many others – in our new video Q&A series, OCTO Unfiltered. But before we dive deeper, it’s important to understand the basics of how to wear a mask, regardless of which mask you use.

Let’s break down three key tips to ensure you’re getting the best fit possible...

The Paradox of Mask Availability and Visibility

The Paradox of Mask Availability and Visibility

There’s a conundrum going on with masks right now. It’s puzzling, to say the least.

On one hand, we have a vital need for quality masks that offer the best protection. This need for better masks, like the OCTO® Respirator Mask (ORM), goes back before COVID-19 even existed. But on the other hand, there are very few ways for the best masks like ORM to get in front of the consumers and frontline workers who desperately want and need them.

The New York Times recently released a story about the struggles mask manufacturers are facing when it comes to advertising and selling online. Unfortunately, we understand this problem all too well...

Are Two Masks Better Than One?

Are Two Masks Better Than One?

A new trend is sweeping the nation: layers. Like a Fall fashion statement, people everywhere are layering up – but we’re not talking about scarves and jackets.

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, officials including the CDC are encouraging the use of two face masks instead of one. But with half of U.S. adults still struggling to wear a single mask, it’s natural to wonder if double masking is really going to help.

The answer is complicated...

100 Reasons for President Biden’s 100 Days of Masks

Image credit MSNBC on January 20, 2021

In conjunction with President Biden’s nationwide call for “100 Days of Masks,” Miami-based OCTO Safety Devices developed 100 reasons to “Rock Your OCTO” and help eliminate COVID-19 with one of the most effective virus-killing respirator masks available.

The company’s namesake device, the OCTO Respirator Mask (ORM), gained popularity in 2020 for surpassing N95 standards and quickly sold out all units. With ORM Version 1.5 now available – and production increasing to meet the dire demand – more people can benefit from ORM’s superior design and technology which prioritizes safety, comfort, breathability, reuse and more.

Developed before COVID-19 even existed, OCTO Safety Devices deeply understands the multipurpose use of respirator masks like ORM. The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the immediate need, but the actual need is far greater. Once the pandemic is behind us, the call for respirator masks like ORM will continue.

Here are 100 reasons to Rock Your OCTO ...

It’s Never Too Late to Give the Gift of Life

It’s Never Too Late to Give the Gift of Life

2020 has been a whirlwind of a year, but we’ve been grateful to bring safety and peace of mind to customers all over the world with our OCTO® Respirator Mask (ORM).

The holidays are over, but whether you’ve finished your shopping or not, ORM is a lifesaving gift that’s never too late to invest in. Whether you want to purchase ORM for yourself, or send it to someone as a holiday present or a “just because” gift, ORM is one of the most important necessities a person could receive right now. 

Don’t just take it from us – listen to the folks who included us in their holiday gift guides this year!

Introducing our Newest, Safest OCTO Respirator Mask Yet

Introducing our Newest, Safest OCTO Respirator Mask Yet

When we launched our original OCTO® Respirator Mask (ORM) earlier this year, we knew there was a significant need – but we wondered if there would be an equal demand. After all, masks are everywhere right now. But a respirator that offers full protection and surpasses N95 standards? That’s hard to find.  

Upon releasing ORM in August 2020, we quickly gained attention from national media and sold out of every ORM unit we had in stock. Luckily, we continuously improve ORM based on new science and customer feedback. Our next unit – ORM Version 1.5 – was already in the works.

Now, in the height of the coronavirus pandemic, when adequate protection can quite literally mean life and death, we’re ready to bring ORM Version 1.5 to people all over the world.