Sony’s Reon Pocket wearable air conditioner has been released in Japan,media reported. Reon Pocket, which was born on its in-house crowdfunding platform, was exposed last year as a device that can be placed in a special sweatshirt slot to keep users cool during the summer. Reon Pocket is the world’s first wearable air conditioner and is now on sale in Japan.
The role of Reon Pocket is to adjust according to the temperature the user needs, which in turn depends on the weather or season. In short, Reon Pocket absorbs or releases heat, creating a warm or cool feeling, respectively. It is both a wearable air conditioner and a wearable heater. The Reon Pocket battery lasts only two hours at a time. The device can be monitored and controlled via Android or iOS apps.
Reon Pocket was originally launched to coincide with the cancellation of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but sony has decided to launch it directly. Sony’s Reon Pocket sells for 13,000 yen (about 848 yuan) in Japan, while the “exclusive in-house” for its built-in pockets costs 1,800 yen (about 117 yuan). The product is now only available in Japan, and its global offering is not yet announced.