Umbrellas evolve beyond rain protection to show that boring staples can be cool
Implications - You’ll never forget to bring your umbrella again… especially when you have one that can predict the weather, play music or display digital photos. These umbrellas demonstrate how everyday objects found in nearly every household can be turned into something that adds extra value, like providing information or entertainment. There is huge potential for umbrellas to be used as advertising mediums, particularly when they’re enhanced with eye-catching technologies. In regions where there’s a defined rainy season, you can get a lot of mileage out of “umbrellads."
Designed by Hsiao Yong-li, the My Day Electronic Paper Umbrella allows you to select which image you want to project / display on the surface. Use one of the six themes provided or download different… [More]
The Pileus System is an umbrella with a projector and a little wireless computer so you can browse through photos on Flickr, videos on YouTube, etc.
"The Pileus System is a mobile tangible browser to… [More]
Stop poking out other people's eyes! That's the goal of the innovative Bumperella concept from RKS Design. Interesting, but I would rather make sure OTHER people have a Bumperella...
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The DAP umbrella is an umbrella with embeded speakers so you can listen to your music in the rain.
The only problem with listening to portable music is the fact I am completely oblivious to the rest of… [More]
How many times have you left home and only realized you'd forgotten your umbrella just as it started to pour rain? Well, help is on the way with the development of the Ambient Forecasting Umbrella that… [More]