Umbrella

The only thing worse than not taking your umbrella on a day when rain is expected is losing it.  You won't have to worry about either event with the Bluetooth Never Lost Umbrella by Kisha.  The umbrella is 100% windproof and corrosion-proof.  It has 16 ribs and a "perfect opening and closing mechanism".  Pair it [...]

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If you're lucky enough to have a personal outdoor area to enjoy warm weather, check out this lighted umbrella for your patio table.  The ATLeisure 9' Easy Light Touch Solar Umbrella with 44 LEDs will fit in the umbrella holder made into most patio tables, or you can use it without a table if you purchase a [...]

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When walking at night, you need to be conscious of your clothing choices to make sure that you are visible to drivers.  When it's raining, it can be even harder for drivers to see clearly, so you want to make sure there is no way they can miss seeing you.  With the Hi-reflective Umbrella from [...]

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Forgive the Spaceballs reference, but I thought of Dark Helmet when I saw this umbrella from Brando.  The Helmet Umbrella is 37" long, 28.4" in diameter, and weighs 14 ounces.  It's big enough to keep your shoulders and even a backpack or gear bag dry.  It comes with a carrying sheath and seems to be [...]

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Announced on Vodafone UK's blog site, the Booster Brolly combines your traditional umbrella with a high gain antenna and low power signal repeater to enhance phone reception for both the the brolly user and those around them. The umbrella also incorporates 12 solar panels for powering your phone via a handsfree cradle and an LED torch for [...]

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Shaped like a head of lettuce when folded, the Vegetabrella from Japan's Tokyo Noble turns into a fully functional umbrella to keep off the sun or rain when unfolded. Just don't leaf it at the veggie section of the market. Cost is ¥ 4,725 ($60), that's a lot of greens for an umbrella :) What else can I [...]

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Ambient offers an umbrella that can tell you when you need to take it along.  The umbrella's handle contains Ambient's wireless data-radio that constantly receives information from AccuWeather.com.  When precipitation is headed your way, the handle will glow and blink with various patterns to let you know if you'll be getting rain, drizzle, snow, or thunderstorms.  [...]

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