Sony has announced a tracking product for Reon Pocket, the application-controlled “portable air conditioner,” launched last year after it was collectively funded on the company’s own platform. Reon Pocket 2 looks more or less the same as the original model, but the new internal components can reach up to twice the level of heat absorption, according to Sony, resulting in a stronger cooling performance. Sony also says it has improved sweat protection in Reon Pocket 2, making it more suitable for light exercise situations.
The previous model was mostly marketed as something to wear with a special shirt to make summer commuting more bearable, but this time Sony is focusing on more versatile use cases – especially on the golf course. The company has partnered with sportswear brands, including Le Coq Sportif, Munsingwear and Descente, to produce a range of golf clothing with pockets that the device can fit.
Sony has also designed a neck accessory so that Reon Pocket can be used with regular clothes. Previously, you should buy a bunch of pocket t-shirts from Sony.
The Reon Pocket 2 is available in Japan today for 14,850 yen (about $ 138). Not a word about a statement elsewhere.