2020 has been one strange year, and it is wrapping up with the announcement of a new Star Trek product that epitomizes it.
ViacomCBS has partnered with the personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturer Shield Pals to create the first official Star Trek face shields. These new shields add yet another layer of pandemic protection to the Star Trek face masks introduced in May.
“As longtime fans of the show, we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring Star Trek to our modular line of protective face shields,” says Chris McCormick, co-founder of Shield Pals.
Even with a vaccine on the way, taking precautions is still advised by the CDC and with in-person conventions planned to return in 2021, these shields could make for the perfect accessory. Each face shield comes complete with a halo that fits most adults and kids and has a rubber comfort strip. The shield is produced from PETG and polycarbonate material and is impact-resistant. Both the shield and halo can be disinfected and sterilized with CDC-approved cleaners or replaced with a fresh shield.
The face shields come in two different styles both featuring a ‘red alert’ design; one with a Starfleet Command insignia and the other with a Starfleet Academy medical logo.
Two new face shields cost $24.95 and are now being sold exclusively sold at shop.startrek.com.