Sony developing wearable air conditioner (ASL – 7.30.19)

Sony developing wearable air conditioner (ASL – 7.30.19)


When it’s brutally hot, anywhere with air-conditioning is the place to be.

But what about those times when you can’t enjoy the air-conditioning’s cool breeze?

How about getting your AC to go!


Take a look at Sony’s Mini AC.

It’s hidden in a built-in pocket on a specially designed T-shirt.

It’s called the “Reon Pocket,” a smart phone-sized body cooling device you can actually wear.

It’s being crowdfunded through Sony’s first flight acceleration program in Japan.

Sony says it will be able to lower your body temperature by 23 degrees.

And apparently it can also be used to warm up when cold weather blows in.

So how does it work?

Well, it uses what’s known as the Peltier Effect.

Basically all electric currents are used to transfer heat between two objects, which ends up creating a temperature difference.

Right now you’ll control with an app on your smart phone.

It runs on batteries for 90 minutes on one charge and takes two hours to recharge.

Sony says the handy little device will start shipping next March but just in Japan for now and just in men’s sizes.

They’ll cost about $117.

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