The Umbrella Drone is a High-Tech Solution for Weather Protection

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jan 26, 2017
References: dronesdirect & technabob
There are some ingenious umbrella products that either offer high-tech or hands-free features, but the Umbrella Drone sets itself apart by providing both for complete weather protection.

The Umbrella Drone from Drones Direct takes the form of a DJI Phantom 4 drone that is set up with a yellow umbrella on top. As one might imagine, the drone is designed to follow a person's movements via the GPS system on one's phone, making it possible to stay dry without holding the handle of an umbrella. To keep its movements as seamless as possible, the drone is also equipped with technology to avoid obstacles.

The inventive Umbrella Drone has the potential to change umbrella design in the future, however it is not yet affordable to the masses, as a single drone is valued at $1,600.