Sony Is Crowdfunding a Wearable Air Conditioner for Next Year’s Heat Wave
Sony is crowdfunding a wearable air-conditioner that could be the answer to all our heatwave struggles, Gizmodo reports. The portable AC device is called Reon Pocket and it’s small, subtle, light, and slides easily into a custom-designed undershirt. Check it out in the video above.
Currently Reon Pocket is only available in Japan. Per the Japanese crowdfunding page, the device is Bluetooth compatible, meaning you can control the temperature via your smartphone.
What’s more, Sony’s product also works to warm you up on cold days. During summer, it can lower body temperature by 13 degrees (23 degrees Fahrenheit). In winter, it can you raise it by approximately eight degrees Celcius (14 degrees Fahrenheit).
Reoon Pocket supports both iOS and Android, has a 24-hour battery life, and 2-hour charge time. It uses USB-C, weighs 3 ounces, and comes in two versions: the Reon Pocket Standard and the Reon Pocket Lite. The latter is cheaper but requires manual control rather than via mobile.