Technological advancement knows no boundaries. If you ever wished for an invention that allowed you to carry your AC with you, you have all reasons to cheer! Your wish has become a reality, thanks to technology.
Sony has come up with a wearable air conditioner called Reon Pocket that will keep you cool during the rising temperatures.
The portable AC releases cool air through a small rear panel and is smaller and lighter than a mobile phone. One can wear the AC using a special undershirt. The AC works with rechargeable battery that lasts for 90 minutes after two hours of charging. Its temperature can be adjusted by smartphone via bluetooth connection.
The project leaders say the Reon Pocket can cool down a wearer by 23 degrees Fahrenheit, and warm them by 14 degrees Fahrenheit.
Currently available in Japan only, the device comes in two versions: the Reon Pocket Standard and Reon Pocket Lite. The main difference is that the Standard has Apple- and Android-supported Bluetooth; the Lite version must be operated manually.
The company targets business leaders, who are always travelling for meetings and desire to be cooled down and feel comfortable, with the product.
The Reon Pocket uses thermoelectric cooling and heating technology, an approach that utilizes the Peltier effect — which describes heating or cooling that occurs when a current is made to flow through a junction between two different kinds of conductors.