Although the engineering behind an air conditioning makes it necessary to size and go outside, it did not prevent Sony from showing the world its invention, a portable air conditioner that we saw on the side in 2019 and that can now be purchased from several countries. .
It’s the Reon Pocket, a palm-sized white plastic device that charges via USB-C and connects to your iOS or Android phone with Bluetooth.
It has a silicone pad on the back that we can press against the skin, in this way the Reon Pocket uses the Peltier effect to cool down or heat up by absorbing and releasing heat. Although it can be used manually, they also sell it with the idea of wearing special Sony V-neck undershirts ($ 17) with an internal back pocket to keep the device resting between the shoulder blades.
With the mobile we can control the temperature of the Reon Pocket, there are three levels of cooling or heating, plus an additional boost mode that is limited to two minutes and a control of the fan speed. Lasts around 2-3 hours on one charge, depending on the intensity of the setting.
At just 80 grams it promises to reduce the body’s surface temperature by 13 C at the point of contact, but the effect is clearly much less pronounced throughout the body.
It is like having a small and cold object on the skin, so it is not intended to cool environments and rather our body in specific areas.
The Reon Pocket is available in Japan for about $ 122 (160 from Amazon Japan, which ships to various countries).