World’s first UNIVERSAL Earloop Respirator

Singapore company Dream Lab One Pte. Ltd. today announced the arrival of the world’s first UNIVERSAL reusable Ear-loop respirator, called Earloop-UNIVERSAL or UNI in short. The new entry is the latest of a series of innovative anti-pollution respirators including the Classic, Earloop (L,M,S,XS sizes) and SuperCool (Mouth mask).

Typical reusable respirators by major producers are designed for heavy duty occupational use. They are able to achieve good face seal and protection. However, due to the weight, these respirators require heavy duty head bands to secure the respirator. Such head bands can be irritating and sometimes entangle with the users’ hair. On the other hand, normal users prefer to use cloth mask, like people in Japan or motorcyclists in Vietnam, as these are light enough to be hung on the ears with a pair of ear-loops. The ear-loop design is easer to use and is preferred by ladies with delicate hair styles. However, these cloth masks provide neither good seal nor protection for airborne contamination.

World's first UNIVERSAL Earloop respirator by Totobobo

World's first UNIVERSAL Earloop respirator by Totobobo

The new UNI achieves the best of both world by combining the best-of-class light weight property of Totobobo with an adjustable ear-loop design. The 20 grams reusable mask is the only one in the market that can be secured with a pair of flexible ear-loops. Through innovative ways of looping around the filters, the tension of the ear-loop can be adjusted to suit anyone including adults and children. The UNI is comfortable and easy to use, just like a cloth mask. Most importantly, the protection is not compromised either.

Scientific tests in the Prince of Wales Hospital (Hong Kong) have shown that the Totobobo filter is able to achieve a 135-fold reduction of airborne particles as fine as 0.3 micron, compared to a 195-fold reduction of 3M N95 mask. Such performance is considered by experts like Doctor Richard Saint Cyr to be ‘Very impressive’.

“I think Totobobo is a good and affordable option for people. And a 135-fold drop in pollution is very impressive; even on an emergency day with the AQI over 500, the mask would bring your air to WHO-safe levels”, wrote Dr. Saint Cyr in his popular blog “MyHealthinBeijing”.

The Totobobo Earloop-UNI is available now from the website:

Totobobo with Earloop, Universal size

Earloop UNI (UNIVERSAL customizable) = $21

Easy to put on and take off, suitable for most adult size

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About Totobobo and Dream Lab One

Totobobo is the world’s first customizable respiratory mask designed to fit all faces from children to adults. The highly effective mask uses a patented advanced technology that ensures respiratory seal, offering users guaranteed protection from pollutants. Tipping the scales at 20 grams, Totobobo is by far the lightest reusable respiratory mask on the market. The mask is made from FDA approved material, using a custom-engineered ‘SoftTech’ plastic formula which makes it remarkably flexible and comfortable. Launched in 2008, the Totobobo mask has since hit sales in over 40 countries. The masks are available at Totobobo is a product of Dream Lab One Pte. Ltd.

For more information, photographs or to arrange interviews, please contact:
Francis Chu
Dream Lab One Pte. Ltd.
Tel: +65 81183083

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How to adjust the Totobobo earloop strap?

Wearing a face mask which is too tight or loose can be uncomfortable over a period of time, thankfully with our earloop straps, they are extremely elastic so our users can adjust the length of the straps freely! 

Here are a few steps that you can follow in order to achieve your desired length.

For users who have a bigger head or wearing the mask over any accessories, they may wish to have a longer strap length. 

To do so :

  1. Tie the straps directly across, from the bottom tab to the top tab.
  2. If it is too loose for you, you may loop the straps around the tabs, both bottom and top evenly. (FINE TUNING)

For users who have a smaller face, like children or women, they may wish to shorten the strap to have a tighter fitment for the mask.

To do so :

  1. Lay the strap over the filter lock rings, then loop them onto the tabs, both bottom and top.
  2. If it has reached a somewhat desired length for the user, you can start to adjust it in small amounts by looping the strap around the tabs again, both bottom and top. (FINE TUNING)
  3. If it is still too long for the user, he/she can further shorten it. Unhook the strap from the bottom and top tabs, then criss cross the strap and hook them back onto the tabs, exchanging positions.
  4. After criss crossing the strap, you can start to adjust the length again by looping them around the tabs again. (FINE TUNING)

These are suggestions by us, after going through several tests and sampling, we have decided this is the most suitable method for adjust the length of the straps. Of course, if you found a better way to adjust the straps, feel free to do so! Our straps are highly elastic, they are able to withstand the stress from all the stretching that it has to undergo.

Here is a short video, displaying the adjustment procedure that we have suggested :