Get Yourself This Sony’s Wearable AC During This Heatwave In Japan

Sony’s wearable air conditioners are being swept off the shelves in Japan, which is currently in the middle of a heatwave.

sony portable wearable ac

This summer, temperatures have been record high, and Tokyo has recorded its 9th continuous day of temperature above 35 degrees. The government has also asked citizens to lower their electricity consumption; otherwise, the city might face power outages.

And there’s Sony, which was way ahead of time and came with portable AC technology. What’s more amazing is that Sony did it 3 years ago.

The name of this device, now in its third generation, is Reon Pocket. This small device is designed to cool the spine on your shoulder.



In July 2019, a successful crowdfunding campaign created the first Reon Pocket. In just one week, they reached their goal of 66 million Japanese yen (US$485,000). Sony released them for retail the following year, selling 10,000 units in two days.

Sony has kept the product relatively low-key despite its popularity in limited editions. You can see a lot of YouTubers using Reon Pockets. However, there are no promotional videos by Sony.

All the review videos are in Japanese, so here’s one that is more animated to give you a better understanding of the system.


It could be because they aren’t satisfied with the product’s performance. They have been making constant improvements since 2019, which has resulted in Reon Pocket 3. This model is 50% more efficient than the previous one.

Does Sony have what you need now?

Sony also applied some of the best practices from smartphone development to this device. Reon Pocket 3 has motion sensors that detect movement and adjust cooling accordingly. A dedicated smartphone app allows users to manage their cooling power by themselves.



It could be because they aren’t satisfied with the product’s performance. They have been making constant improvements since 2019, which has resulted in Reon Pocket 3. This model is 50% more efficient than the previous one.

Sony also applied some of the best practices from smartphone development to this device. Reon Pocket 3 has motion sensors that detect movement and adjust cooling accordingly. A dedicated smartphone app allows users to manage their cooling power by themselves.

Not only that, they have collaborated with clothing brands specifically for Reon, which have pockets designed to fit them.

Sony's wearable ac

Since the product is from Sony you might expect it to cost a lot, however, it only retails at about 14,850 yen. During this heatwave, many would gladly buy this product at that price with no hesitance.

 

Source: Soranews24

Also read about Japanese Government Requests Users To Keep Electricity Consumption Low As Tokyo Faces Extreme Heat

Write a comment

Leave a Reply