The Raincheck is a high-tech umbrella stand that lets you know what's up with the weather before you step outside. These days, most of us have fancy weather apps loaded on our smartphones, but that doesn't necessarily mean we always remember to check them before stepping outside. The Raincheck takes care of that for you as it checks the weather forecast and updates you on your way out.
In terms of appearance, the Raincheck looks like any old umbrella stand. However, it's anything but ordinary because it looks up forecast.io for the latest weather forecast before adjusting its LED lighting accordingly. It has eight LED lights which correspond to each of the upcoming eight hours of weather, and also reflect the time of day.
This is a great example of information technology being integrated into a household device.