Are you scared to step out of your house in summer? Battling the heat is a punishment. But wait! Sony has come to your rescue! A new air conditioner (AC) that you can wear under your shirt should keep you cool. This portable AC, called Reno Pocket, is smaller and lighter than a smartphone. You can wear the AC using a special undershirt. The device sits on the back of the wearer's neck and can cool the body by about 13 degrees lower than the ambient temperature.
The reverse is true in winter. When it's cold, Reno Pocket from Sony will keep you warm by raising the temperature by about 8 degrees. The device works with a battery and can be operated by a smartphone app or via a Bluetooth connection. The rechargeable battery lasts for 90 minutes after a two-hour recharge.
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The AC is available in two variants - Reon Pocket Lite and Reon Pocket Standard. Reon Pocket Lite works through manual controls and is cheaper than the Reon Pocket Standard that works with a smartphone. While not waterproof, Reno Pocket is easy to clean with a hygroscopic soft cloth.
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No unisex for this one – it's for men only.
The special AC along with the undershirt (in three sizes-small, medium and large) should put you back by 14,080 yen (approx Rs 9,000). One for your shopping list - the device is only available in Japan for now.