If you have a low heat tolerance, it may be tempting to spend all of July and August parked in front of your air conditioner. But you don't need to choose between being comfortable and spending time outdoors this summer. As Gizmodo reports, Sony's new wearable air conditioner keeps your body cool wherever you are.
The Sony Reon Pocket was originally meant to launch with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The games have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but summer has arrived on schedule, and now anyone can purchase their own personal, portable AC to beat the heat.
The wearable device uses the Peltier effect to lower your body temperature by up to 23°F. It pairs with a special T-shirt you can wear under your clothes; just slip the Reon Pocket into the compartment beneath the back of the neck and wait for it to absorb heat from your body. The gadget can be set to work automatically or adjusted to match your personal comfort preferences through an app. And if you're just as bothered by the cold as you are by the heat, you can activate its warming feature during the winter months.