Flashes on Days it Will Rain (So You Don't Forget)

 - Feb 11, 2007   Updated: Aug 9 2011
References: gearlog & pcmag
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 will remind you to take it with you on days you're going to need it. Flashing light pulses in the handle at varying speeds depending on the forecast, serving as a great reminder not to forget your umbrella!

Implications - This is the kind of product aimed at a consumer who is into preventive items. It serves as the perfect representation of our society, a product that is aimed at directly altering an annoying part of day to day life.