Most people probably don't give much thought to the umbrella-drying devices stationed at the entrances of libraries, department stores and bookstores, but the Rain Wipe forces us all to take a closer look at how quickly unnecessary waste can add up.
There are a number of umbrella-drying devices already on the market, but few are eco-friendly. There are tiny plastic bags to slip over your umbrella, but they're not biodegradable. Another invention looks like a modified hair dryer, which sucks up electricity.
The Rain Wipe, however, functions like an antibacterial umbrella squeegee; in one swipe, raindrops are sponged off of the umbrella and into a pan. Check out the video to watch the Rain Wipe in action.
Eco-Friendly Umbrella Dryers
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Rain Filtering Umbrellas
Umbrellas with Feet
Artist-Themed Footwear Concepts
Playable Interactive Art