Sony Wearable Air Conditioner – Reon Pocket

Reon Pocket in use

Wearable Air Conditioner

Summers seem to be getting hotter. To help you stay cool and sweat free, Sony has come up with a solution with the Reon Pocket. It's about the size of a computer mouse and slips into a pouch in a special t-shirt. This allows you to wear a business suit in the middle of summer with comfort.

You can also use the Reon Pocket during your workouts to keep yourself from overheating. Sony claims it can lower your body temperature by 23 degrees F and raise it by 14 degrees F.

Temperature is controlled with a mobile app but a future update promises automatic mode.

According to Sony, the battery on the Reon Pocket can last up to 24 hours on a single charge but that's just for the bluetooth connection. Actual battery life while the Reon Pocket is in use is more like 2 hours. This might be enough in most cases. You'd need to buy more Reon Pockets if you want it to keep you cool longer. 

For countries where it's always hot, the Reon Pocket could be a welcome relief. Unfortunately, it's currently only available for order in Japan through a Japanese crowdfunding campaign. The earliest it's expected to ship is March 2020. It's perfect fo the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Price starts at ¥12,760 (about $117).

Pros

  • Keeps you sweat-free on hot days
  • Keeps you cool
  • Keeps you warm during winter
  • Discreet
  • Removable
  • Made by Sony

Cons

  • Only 2 hours of battery life
  • Only available in Japan
  • Available through crowdfunding campaign

Conclusion:

Sweat and heat can be really uncomfortable for many people and could interfere with their well-being. The Reon Pocket could become a big success if it was made available to everybody, especially where it's hot. It can keep you cooler by 23 degrees F or warmer by 14 degrees F. Only available in Japan. The rest of us can only hope Sony will make it available everywhere in the near future.

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