Sony’s wearable AC will arrive too late to save you from this year’s heatwave

Sony’s wearable AC will arrive too late to save you from this year’s heatwave


Publication Title
The Verge
Publication/Creation Date
July 27 2019
Creators/Contributors
Jon Porter (creator)
Sony (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
The Reon Pocket works using the “Peltier effect,” which involves using a small electrical current to allow it to either absorb or give out heat. You control it using its companion app, although Gizmodo notes that there are plans to introduce an automatic mode in the future. Sony says the device is capable of cooling you by 13 degrees Celsius (23 degrees Fahrenheit), or heating you by 8 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit), and that you should get 24 hours of usage out of a single charge via USB Type-C.
HCI Platform
Wearables
Relation to Body
On
Related Body Part
Shoulder
Marketing Keywords
Sony, Reon Pocket, Embr Wave
Source
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/7/27/8931701/sony-reon-pocket-portable-wearable-air-conditioner-heater-heatwave-t-shirt

Date archived
January 22 2020
Last edited
July 5 2021
How to cite this entry
Jon Porter. (July 27 2019). "Sony’s wearable AC will arrive too late to save you from this year’s heatwave". The Verge. Vox Media Inc.. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/4240