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You can buy anti-Face ID masks for the iPhone X—but don’t

This is seriously a thing.

 

Phillip Tracy

Tech

Published Sep 14, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 5:23 pm CDT

Terrified by Apple’s facial recognition feature, or Face ID? You aren’t the only one. Fortunately, sketchy online vendors in China already have a solution.

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They’re called “Face mask sleep head cover anti-face recognition unlock I PHONE X” according to Google translate. You get the idea, these are face masks designed to prevent Apple’s new flagship device from mapping out your face.

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These masks look no different than those used by skiers and burglars, and (probably) don’t work any better.

Ready to shell out? One of the pricier versions comes with a built-in sleep mask, just in case someone is trying to unlock your phone when your guard is down.

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If you aren’t about that full-face protection, you can get this less-illegal-looking mask. It even comes in multiple colors.

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Then there’s one that magically turns you into a ninja. At least that’s what the weird product image and $135 price tag suggest.

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It should go without saying, but we’ll throw it out there anyway: Save your money and just disable Face ID.

H/T the Verge

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*First Published: Sep 14, 2017, 5:47 pm CDT