It fits in your shirt.
Summers are terrible. The heat, the constant feeling of melting and never being dry, and the need for cool air is always on your mind.
Before you break out in too much of a sweat, Sony has delivered to us the perfect solution. A wearable air-conditioner, called the Reon Pocket.
I know what you’re thinking: how can anyone wear an air conditioner? Surely it would be bulky, noisy, and awkward, right? Well, actually no. This new invention is the opposite of all those things and can make your life a little bit easier to handle. After all, is there really anyone who doesn’t get cranky in the heat?
According to reports, the AC can be worn as a special undershirt. The size and weight of the device is smaller than a mobile phone, and the AC releases cool air through a small panel on the rear. It has a rechargeable battery that can last up to 90 minutes on two hours of charging.
The device’s temperature can be controlled by your smartphone through Bluetooth connectivity. Sony estimates that the Reon Pocket can help cool the temperatures of the user’s body by 13° C in the summer. In contrast, the device can also warm the body by 8° C in the winters.
How the device works is quite simple: it can be kept in a small bag or can be worn on the back or neck with dedicated underwear. The device has adopted a Peltier (thermoelectric cooling) element that can be cooled and heated efficiently. The device is controlled by an app on the user’s phone.
The device app is compatible with both Android and iOS. It weighs on 85 grams and can hold up to 24 hours of battery life after a 2-hour charge, through a USB-C port. Sony will launch two variants – Reon Pocket Standard and Reon Pocket Lite. The Sony Reon Pocket is priced at $130 for one device, one undershirt. The advanced Reon Pocket with five undershirts is priced at $175.
The device is yet to be rolled out for sale. The Reon Pocket will undergo crowd-funding to reach its goal, only after reaching the goal will Sony start shipping in March 2020.