If you are one of them who always dreamed to have an air conditioner wherever you go, you might be interested in Sony’s new pocket-sized mini AC. Sony is crowdfunding a portable wearable air conditioner/heater so you can live your best, climate-controlled life.
Known as the Reon Pocket, it is a portable, small, Bluetooth device that easily fits in a shirt pocket and can keep you cool or warm via a smartphone app. The card wallet-size device utilizes thermoelectric cooling and slides into the back of a specially designed shirt, sitting at the neck.
A smartphone app allows you to adjust the temperature. Simply connect it to an app, hit a button and – Voila!! You are all set to enjoy instant cooling or heating anywhere on-the-go!
Sony says you can use Reon Pocket on very cold winter days to stay warm. The company added, this pocket AC can cool a user’s body temperature by 13 degree Celsius. Meanwhile, on cold days, it says it can raise your temperature by about 8 degrees Celsius.
The device supports both iOS and Android, and the battery lasts for 90 minutes after two hours of charging (uses USB-C). Since it is very small and weighs a mere 85 grams (3 ounces), it is not that noticeable even if you were it underneath any other clothes but you’ll need to wear that special undershirt to make sure it is positioned properly and securely, according to Slash Gear.
The device could become available next year if everything goes well. The Reon Pocket is currently available on Sony’s First Flight crowdfunding platform in Japan. Considering one device and one shirt costs 14,080 JPY or $130, that may be just fine.