Soon, You'll Be Able to Wear an Air Conditioner

The Reon Pocket is set to put all our handheld fans to shame.

( It's not really talked about, but it's an open secret: Handheld fans are a commuter essential. From cutesy manual fans with a crank to sleek battery-powered ones, you'll come across various designs on your daily commute and it'd be hard to choose which is the coolest—literally and figuratively—one. Sony is bringing that game to a whole new level with the development of its latest product: Reon Pocket, a tiny cooling device that you can wear on your nape and control with your smartphone.

The sleek-looking device is just a bit smaller than your smartphone, and is meant to be slipped into the nape pocket of a specially designed shirt. We won't delve too much into the science behind it but according to Endgadget, Reon Pocket uses an electrical current to either lower or raise your body temperature.  

Reon Pocket can be charged with a typical USB cable and comes with a battery that lasts around two hours. You can connect it to your smartphone through Bluetooth to control the temperature, though Sony is working on an automatic mode, too. 


Sony's crowdfunding page has already met more than its goal, and the Japanese company is expected to start shipping them in March 2020—but only in Japan. Plus, the current starting price is at ¥12,760 (roughly P6,000), so unless you really want a wearable air conditioner, we're sticking with our low-tech battery-powered fans. 

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