Sony’s wearable AC will arrive too late to save you from this year’s heatwave

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Sony has announced the Reon Pocket, a small cooling device that you can wear like a portable air conditioner. It’s currently live on Sony’s crowdfunding website, where prices start at ¥12,760 (about $117). SlashGear notes that as well as cooling you during hot days, the device, which slots into the back pocket of a specially designed T-shirt, can also warm you up during the winter.

Unfortunately, the March 2020 ship date means that the Reon Pocket will arrive too late for this year’s heatwave. Here in the UK (where it’s important to understand we are not prepared to deal with anything resembling hot weather) it’s 38.1 degrees Celsius (100.5 degrees Fahrenheit), the second hottest day ever recorded in the country according to BBC News. W…

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