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Sony launches Wearable AC called ‘Reon Pocket’ smaller than Smartphone; costs Rs 9,000

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Sony has made a big leap by developing a new unique kind of air conditioner (AC) that is easily portable and you can wear with your clothes. This portable Air Conditioner, named as Reon Pocket, releases cool air through a small rear panel. The Reon Pocket is very small iz size and lighter than a smart phone. One can wear the Air Conditioner using a special undershirt. The AC is plugged with battery and the temperature can be easily set and monitored by smartphone via bluetooth connection. The rechargeable battery of the AC can last for 90 minutes after two hours of charging.

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The Tokyo-based company has claimed that it has adopted Peltier element for this AC which is normally used in car and wine coolers. The Reon Pocket project of Sony is one of the latest crowdfunded project. So far, the project has received 28,236,670 yen and the estimated milestone amount is 66,000,000 yen.

The overall cost of developing portable AC including the undershirt is 14,080 yen (Rs 8,992.61). The inner wear for the wearable air conditioner is found in ‘S’, ‘M’ and ‘L’ sizes and is made only for men only. A small pocket is already their inside the neck of the innerwear in which the device can be easily be fitted.

The device is 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 only available in Japan.

Sony launching an Air Conditioner First time ever. This puts it in the category of Panasonic, LG and others, who make everything from TVs to phones to ACs.

Actuualy if you think practically and in reality that majorit of the crowdfunding initiatives are not executed or transformed into a mainstream product and they just end up being concepts.

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