New Umbrella Will Keep You Dry By Blowing Rain Away With Air Jets (Video)
Umbrellas are just so bulky and obnoxious.
Unlike regular umbrellas, there is no bulky, old-fashioned fabric hood to deal with, so you won’t have to shake it off once you enter a dry place. And the design makes it super convenient and portable.
Basically, the Air Umbrella is a rod with a rechargeable motor and fan blade. Once powered on, the blade spins, forcing air out of the rod, which redirects falling rain away from the user. Pretty cool, right?
The Air Umbrella is a Kickstarter project, with donations starting at $118.
There are three models to choose from. The A model is approximately a foot long and has 15 minutes of battery life, the B model is 20 inches long and has 30 minutes of battery life, and the C model can extend up to 32 inches and has 30 minutes of battery life.
It does look a little bit like a giant vibrator, but hey — anything that makes life easier is worth trying out.
To learn more about how it actually works, check out the product’s Kickstarter page.
Here’s an illustration of the Air Umbrella.
Inside, there’s a motorized fan blade.
The fan blade pushes air out to redirect the rain.
This is the Air Umbrella prototype.
It looks sort of like a back massager. Or a vibrator.
H/T: Mashable, Photos Courtesy: Air Umbrella