Simply put, Sony‘s Reon Pocket air conditioner, the first product for the company’s First Flight crowdfunding platform, aims to keep you cool during the warm summer months. It’s designed to fit snuggly into the back of a custom undershirt and uses thermoelectric cooling, all controlled via Bluetooth on a smartphone. You’ll be able to cool down or warm up with just a few swipes of your finger. How cool does it get? Allegedly, it can lower your body temperature by up to 23° Fahrenheit, or raise it 14° Fahrenheit.
You won’t really feel much bulk in your pocket, as the device weighs in at just 3-ounces, and can run continuously for up to 24 hours after a full charge via USB-C technology. Once the crowdfunding campaign is funded – currently at 85% – the Reon Pocket will begin shipping to customers in Japan next March. There are two different models, the $110 manually controlled Reon Pocket Lite and the $130 Reon Pocket, which offers Bluetooth support.
Unfortunately, it will only be available to customers in Japan, or at least for now. First Flight was launched in 2015 and is Sony’s crowdfunding and e-commerce platform that aims to turn business ideas and projects from its employees into reality.