Sony has announced its second-generation wearable air conditioner, the Reon Pocket 2, for those who want to stay cool in air-free environments. The new product promises better cooling performance, greater resistance to sweat, and more practical use.
Japanese tech giant Sony last year launched an interesting but intriguing product called The Reon Pocket, which it describes as wearable air conditioning for people who are constantly outdoors or do not work indoors. The company will be pleased with the interest in its first-generation wearable air conditioner, which has now announced its second generation.
The new Reon Pocket 2 is, in fact, largely the same product like the one released last year. Nevertheless, Sony says its next-generation wearable air conditioner doubles heat absorption, thus offering better “cooling” performance. Water protection has also been improved in Reon Pocket 2, making it possible for wearable air conditioning to be used during light exercise.
The first-generation Reon Pocket was more intended to keep people cool as they commute to work in the scorching heat. In the new generation, Sony has also targeted static sports. That’s why the company has signed deals with sportswear brands such as Le Coq Sportif, Munsingwear, and Descente to produce golf clothes with special pockets where wearable air conditioning can be placed.
Sony has also designed a neck brace accessory for the Reon Pocket 2, which you’ll need to buy a custom pocket athlete to use when you buy the first-generation product. Therefore, Reon Pocket 2 is a more useful product, although it does not offer revolutionary innovation. Sony, however, has also increased the price somewhat for these small improvements. Because despite the first generation’s $120 price, the new Reon Pocket 2 has a price tag of $138.