Sony Has Developed a Wearable Air Conditioner That Will Hit The Market By Next Summer
Aug 1, 2019 @ 9:08am
Global temperatures have been rising to new all-time highs this year, a fact that no one who’s suffered through the heatwave that’s blanketed the US in recent weeks probably needs to be reminded of. Which makes a new product Sony is working on particularly enticing: The consumer electronics giant, no joke, launched a successful crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for what would be an actual wearable air conditioner that slips on the back of a shirt and promises to keep you cool.
Sony is calling the device the Reon Pocket, and it’s touting the ability for the app-controlled device to lower the temperature on your back from 97F to 73F. The app would be controlled via Bluetooth, and Sony is reportedly pricing this at a very affordable US equivalent to $117.
The one big downside is battery life. The device, which Sony plans to launch first in Japan, would have a battery that lasts less than two hours. The Reon Pocket is expected to be available in 2020.