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Sony has created a wearable air conditioner

A small gadget hidden in a t-shirt pocket that will make our summers more fresh

Sony has created a wearable air conditioner  A small gadget hidden in a t-shirt pocket that will make our summers more fresh

It's hot. It's very hot. If you can't find some relief now Sony might have the answer to all your problems: a wearable air conditioner. It's called Reon Pocket, it looks like a smartphone, weighs only 85 grams and features a thermoelectric cooling method called the Peltier effect that enables it to produce both cold and hot air. According to various Sony simulations, the Reon Pocket could reduce the body temperature by 13 degrees Celsius and on cold days it could raise it by 8 degrees.

The device supports iOS and Android and can be controlled with a simple app. To make it work, just insert it into a special shirt that hides a pocket at the base of the neck and connect. Designed for businessmen who have to wear a suit in the summer, Sony project has an operating time of about 90 minutes. So it’s not really for all-day use. According to Quartz, the intention of the Japanese company is to produce two models of Reon Pocket, a standard version and a lite, more affordable with manual operation.

If you want to buy it, you'll have to be patient. Sony, in fact, has launched a crowdfunding collection within First Flight, its startup funding program, to produce the ingenious wearable air conditioning.  The results are very good, but the necessary amount for the actual realization has not yet been reached. However, at least for now the project is only available in Japan with prices ranging from 12,760 yen (117 dollars) to 19,030 yen (175 dollars) depending on the version and, according to current estimates, those who buy the Reon Pocket can wear it only in March 2020.