Sony Is Developing A Rechargeable Wearable Air Conditioner That Will Keep you 23 Degrees Cooler
There’s a market for personal cooling technology and companies that offer freezable bra inserts for women and freezable underwear for men.
Now Japanese consumer electronics company Sony has come out with a smartphone-sized air conditioner you can slip into a pouch on a special T-shirt.
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The device will cool you down as by as much as 23 degrees or warm you up when you’re cold — up to 14 degrees.
Instead of blowing noisy conditioned air like the ACs in homes and buildings, the wearable device uses something quieter called the Peltier effect. It absorbs or emits heat by transferring heat between two objects using electrical currents.
You have to manually control the temperature via a mobile app.
At launch, the battery-powered wearable will run for 90 minutes on a single charge, and takes two hours to fully recharge, according to Sony. However, Sony eventually expects to get 24 hours out of a single charge, Engadget reported.
With 11 days left on the crowdfunding campaign, Reon Pocket has exceeded its 66 million yen fundraising goal ($622,182US) by $30,000.
The device is expected to ship in March 2020 for Japan only.