This Umbrella Gives You Goggles to Look Through It

Sure, it may look goofy to have a window pane cutout of goggles on your umbrella but think about the times when rain and neckbreaking wind hook up to create horizontal water bullets aimed for your face. With the Goggle Umbrellas, you have protection! And it's not as gossip girly as clear bubble umbrellas. $44 for a… » 2/23/11 12:20am 2/23/11 12:20am

Umbuster Brass Knuckle Umbrella Now For Sale

The internet design concept phenomenon known as the Umbuster » 11/24/08 2:45pm 11/24/08 2:45pm has finally jumped out of that nightmare you have about an old man beating you to a pulp in the street into cold, hard reality. That's right—you can start using this umbrella to bust up rainclouds and jawbones right now for the equivalent of $287 (assuming…

Japanese Umbrella Is One Huge Speaker

Japanese researchers in Japan have developed a clever way to turn an entire umbrella into one giant speaker. Made of bamboo and paper, the Oto-Shigure uses a built-in amplifier connected to four tiny vibrating motors located on the tips of the umbrella. And before you imagine the streets of Tokyo turned into one giant… » 11/06/08 11:00am 11/06/08 11:00am

Rain Wipe is Slick Solution For Wet Umbrellas

Leave it to the Japanese to come up with an environmentally friendly solution to drying wet umbrellas. The new “Rain Wipe” from Annon removes rainwater using a squeegee-like device to pull water from the umbrella into a collecting tray. The tray would only need replacement after about 3000 umbrellas have been squeezed… » 10/28/08 11:00pm 10/28/08 11:00pm

Filterbrella: A Water-Filtering Umbrella For Freebie Drinks

If you have purchased a bottle of purified water recently, you know that it can be crazy expensive to get a drink that doesn't taste like it was filtered through a bucket of pennies. Still, if you live in a rainy climate and you can't bear to drink out of the tap, this Filterbrella concept could be your ticket to… » 5/27/08 7:20pm 5/27/08 7:20pm

UFO Cap Makes You Look Like Spin Top, Repels Rain and Women

Sure, you could wear a raincoat if you don't feel like carrying an umbrella, but does it really keep you dry? I didn't think so. And are raincoats "the wings for your arms"? No. UFO Cap does all of that and more, like keep away pesky girls asking you out for drinks. Sadly, it's Korea-only for now, but I'm pretty sure… » 4/04/08 3:30pm 4/04/08 3:30pm

iPod Enabled Umbrella on eBay: Hmm..I Wonder Where the Seller is From?

If you take the time to develop an umbrella with an iPod and speakers embedded in the handle, chances are you live in an area that sees more than its fair share of rain. In this case, the seller comes from Seattle WA. In addition to the iPod, "Rain Pod" creator Tom Dukich adds an extra musically themed touch to the… » 12/14/07 8:40pm 12/14/07 8:40pm