Sony’s wearable air conditioner is perfect for a Dubai Summer
Avoiding the summer heat in the UAE and the Middle East may as well be a national sport. Fortunately, Sony has come to the rescue via a wearable AC unit you can slide into a t-shirt.
Sony pitched the idea on its crowdfunding platform, First Flight, which is a bit like Kickstarter for Sony employees.
In classic Japan fashion, some of the ideas are pretty outlandish, such as a dog harness that can show the owner the dog’s emotions. However, some are much more handy.
The Reon Pocket is a portable device around the size of a credit card that can slot into the back of a custom t-shit. Controlled by your phone via Bluetooth, the device acts as a portable AC unit to warm up or cool down your body.
The good news: at the time of writing it is at 98% of its crowdfunding target.
The device is capable of lowering your body temperature by around 13°C or raising it by around 8.3°C.
The handy little device will start shipping in Japan next March, priced at around $110 for the non-smarphone version of the device, the Reon Pocket Lite, or $130 for the Reon Pocket.
We’re really hoping this nifty bit of tech will make its way to the UAE sooner rather than later.
Take a look at the trailer below: