Sony recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for a pocket air conditioner called the Reon Pocket.

The handheld device, which can function both as a personal air conditioner and heater, uses thermoelectric cooling and Bluetooth technology. According to Gizmodo, “You basically slip it in into a special undershirt with a pocket at the base of the neck, connect to an app, hit a button and wham. Instant cooling. Or heating.”

In terms of specs, the Reon Pocket is compatible with iOS and Android operating systems. It has a battery life of 24 hours and takes two hours to charge via a USB-C cable. Two versions will be available, the Reon Pocket Standard and the Reon Pocket Lite; the former weighs in at three grams.

Sony’s crowdfunding campaign has reached 104 percent of its goal. When the Reon Pocket makes it to the market (it’ll only be available in Japan), it’s expected to cost about $117 and $175, depending on the model. The wearable air conditioner will likely be available for purchase in March 2020.

This article is published via AFP Relaxnews.


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