Sony has developed a new type of air conditioner (AC) that you can wear with your clothes. This portable AC, called Reon Pocket, releases cool air through a small rear panel.
The Reon Pocket is smaller and lighter than a mobile phone. One can wear the AC using a special undershirt. The AC works with the battery and the temperature can be adjusted by smartphone via Bluetooth connection. The rechargeable battery of the AC can last for 90 minutes after two hours of charging.
Sony has claimed that it has adopted Peltier elements for this AC which is normally used in car and wine coolers.
The total cost of the portable AC including the undershirt is 14,080 yen (SAR 488.00). The innerwear for the wearable air conditioner is found in ‘S’, ‘M’ and ‘L’ sizes and is made only for men only. A pocket is made inside the neck of the innerwear in which the device can be inserted.
The device is used by a lithium-ion battery. Reon Pocket supports Bluetooth 5.0 LE connected phones.
The wearable AC is not waterproof, but any dirt, sweat, water droplets that stick can be wiped off with a hygroscopic soft cloth. The product is currently only available in Japan but by 2020 the item will be available worldwide.