Sony’s air-conditioned T-shirt is now on sale: it can be purchased in Japan at a price of 13,000 yen (108 euros in exchange).
We are already immersed in the summer, the heat begins to tighten and we all try to figure out how to be as cool as possible within our possibilities.
We have at our disposal many ways to give a corner to high temperatures. We can soak in the beach or the pool, hide in our cave next to the air conditioning or have a cold drink on a lounger, among other possibilities.
The problem is that on many occasions we do not have any of these systems within our reach. For these cases, Sony has the solution: an air-conditioned T-shirt to keep you cool in any situation.
This curious product is called Reon Pocket and the Japanese company introduced it last summer as a project seeking funding through a crowdfunding campaign. The initiative was successful and achieved the economic goal set, which has made its production possible. Now Sony has just put their invention up for sale in Japan.
But how exactly does Reon Pocket work? It is a special shirt that has a compartment just below the nape, where it is placed a small device of just 85 grams. The device manages to lower body temperature up to 13 degrees thanks to the Peltier effect, a principle that air conditioning equipment uses to operate and that absorbs heat when an electrical current passes through a joint.
The appliance draws the energy necessary to operate from a built-in battery. This battery only has two hours of autonomy, so it does not offer much time of continued use.
Reon Pocket not only cools, but is also capable of raising body temperature through the same principle. The device connects via Bluetooth to the mobile phone and it is possible to control the temperature through an app, from 5 to 40 degrees.
As we said, at the moment the Sony air-conditioned shirt is only available for sale in Japan. Its price is 13,000 yen, 108 euros at the current exchange rate.