Summer means nice weather, most of the time. Here in Rotterdam it still feels like summer hasn’t fully started yet. But when it gets hot, Sony has a new and pretty cool gadget for you. A wearable airconditioner. Specially made for the grueling hot summers in Japan. But will work perfectly anywhere in the world!
The Reon Pocket is a fairly slim palm-sized white plastic device that charges over USB-C and connects to your iOS or Android phone with Bluetooth. It definitely looks like a Sony gadget. There’s a silicone pad on the back that you can press against your skin, and the Reon Pocket uses the Peltier effect to cool or warm itself up by absorbing and releasing heat. You can use it handheld, but the most widely promoted use cases involves buying Sony’s special V-neck undershirts with a pocket on the inner back to keep the device resting between your shoulder blades.
Source: The Verge