Sony Unveils Wearable Air Conditioner That Offer Relief During Heat . Sony is crowdfunding a portable wearable air conditioner about the size of a bank card which blasts cool air down the back of your shirt.
The Reon Pocket is a bluetooth device that uses thermoelectric cooling for the hot summer months or heating, for use during the winter.
This week, the UK has been experiencing its hottest temperatures on record, with parts of the south reaching a staggering 39°C.
It slips into a special undershirt with a pocket at the base of the neck, and connects to an app, which you can control on your phone.
Sony says that it can cool a user’s body temperature by 13 degrees Celsius (23 degrees F).
Meanwhile, on cold days, it says it can raise your temperature by about 8 degrees Celsius (14 degrees F).
Sony said: ‘Reduce the discomfort due to various temperatures such as hot summer outings, crowded train heat, cold winter outings, etc, and get comfortable in summer and winter.’
According to Sony, during testing, the Reon Pocket was able to reduce users’ body temperature by 13°C, or increase it by 8.3°C.
At the moment, it appears that the device will only launch in Japan.
Prices range from 12,760 yen to 19,030 yen (£95 to £141).
It supports iOS and Android, has a battery life of 24 hours and a charge time of 2 hours, and it uses USB-C.