UPDATED: April 23, 2021 18:08 IST
Sony introduced its first-ever wearable AC last year by the name of Reon Pocket. The company has now launched the successor to the one-of-a-kind wearable device and is calling it the Reon Pocket 2.
The Reon Pocket 2 comes in the same design as its predecessor but Sony says that the cooling capabilities of the new model have been enhanced. Thanks to a new internal design, the Reon Pocket 2 is able to absorb twice the level of heat as the outgoing model.
In addition, Sony says that the Reon Pocket 2 comes with improved sweat-proofing, making it more suitable for exercises. This is a big plus on the new variant, as it marks a substantial shift for the product from its earlier version which was only meant to keep you cool in your daily commutes during summer.
Sony has now focused on expanding the use-case for the device. Instead of marketing the new Reon Pocket to people in general, the company is branding it for specific uses. A good example is a range of golf clothing that sportswear brands like Le Coq Sportif, Munsingwear, and Descente are producing as part of their partnership with Sony for the product.
In order to accommodate the Reon Pocket 2, the golf clothing will come with pockets for letting the wearer slide the device into.
Note that the Reon Pocket 2 is not just for keeping you cool in the summers. The device is also able to provide heat as it works as a warmer too. It uses stainless steel for the parts that come into contact with the body surface.
The device can be controlled via a dedicated smartphone app. Sony claims that it is sweat-proof as well as drip-proof, reassuring its expanded use-cases now.
The Reon Pocket 2 costs 14,850 Yen (around Rs 10,300) and is available only in Japan for now. Sony will expand its compatibility to other devices in due time, as it promises to highlight the compatible accessories with a license for Reon Pocket compatibility.