Sony's Reon Pocket is a small, wearable air conditioner

Ruben Fields
July 28, 2019

The device is compatible with both iOS as well as Android devices. the user needs to connect the device with an app and set the cooling temperature and the device automatically starts colling after that.

How would you fancy a personal 'air conditioner,' with you all the time and keeping you cool or warm?

Sony's latest product from its crowdfunding platform is a wearable air conditioner (or heater) called Reon Pocket. They have come up with the Reon Pocket, which is a portable, Smartphone-controlled device which will be placed in a special pocket at the back of your t-shirt. It is light, weighing in at about 85g.

Alas, who knows, if successful the Reon Pocket could be on the Irish market sooner than we think.

The company said that it has used the Peltier effect for this pocket AC which is generally used in vehicle and wine coolers. The company arrived at these numbers after testing the device over "hundreds of simulations".

Whereas on cold days, it says it can raise your temperature by about 8 degrees Celsius (about 14 degrees Fahrenheit).

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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'.

Spec-wise, the Reon Pocket has a battery life of about 90 minutes. Since it's so small and weighs a mere 85 grams (3 ounces), it's not that noticeable even if you have to wear a special shirt to use it. It also uses USB-C.

The crowdfunding campaign was launched on Sunday and as of today, it has reached 52% of its goal. Prices range from 12,760 yen (~$117) to 19,030 yen (~$175), depending on the version and how many undershirts you want to buy with it. The Pocket Lite is cheaper of the two however, it only comes with a manual mode operation. An automatic mode will be introduced to the Standard version in future updates.

For now, it looks like the device is only available in Japan but, if the demand is high, the company might just consider going global.

Watch the promotional video below.

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