How to feel cool on a hot day? At the moment, the only way out - go into a cool room. While technology companies are trying to develop wearable devices that would allow to maintain a comfortable body temperature. Some create “smart” fabrics with warming or cooling properties, others develop clothing and backpacks with fans. But Sony engineers went the furthest of all. They presented an individual air conditioner smaller than a smartphone.
To develop the device, Japanese company employees organized a Reon startup, in which they create a portable wearable conditioner weighing only 85 grams.
How does a portable air conditioner
The basis of the device is the Peltier elementand fan. The Pelte element is, in simple terms, a device that is cold on one side because of the temperature difference and hot on the other. This effect is used in the air conditioner. A fan is needed to cool the element and remove excess heat from the device itself.
This is interesting: As the invention of the ancient Egyptians will help to do without air conditioning.
The gadget itself is called Reon Pocket and hewill be sold along with a special shirt with a pocket on the back. At the same time, the appearance of other accessories in the future, such as backpacks or shirts, is not excluded. It is worth noting that the Reon Pocket can work both for cooling and for heating the body. The gadget can raise or lower the temperature by 8-13 degrees Celsius, respectively, and the device's battery is designed for 1.5 hours of continuous operation without recharging. A full charge takes about 2 hours.
Where to buy a portable air conditioner?
Air Conditioner Reon Pocket is scheduled to release intwo modifications. The older model will cost $ 130 and the operation of the air conditioner can be controlled using a mobile application. The younger model will be controlled only manually, but it will cost a couple of tens of dollars less. The start of sales is scheduled for 2020, but so far, unfortunately, only in Japan.
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