It’s a bare-minimum alternative to a garage, but the Lanmodo also appears to be a vastly superior solution to those fold-up cardboard sun-blockers you’re supposed to cram in your windshield when parked. However, depending on the size of your car, the Lanmodo will set you back $300 to $370 for the base unit, and another $100 for a stand allowing it to be used as a patio or beach umbrella as well.


While sitting in my air-conditioned office, that seems pricey for an umbrella, but I know the second I step outside into the unbearable heat here I’ll be reaching for a cold drink, and then—just maybe—my wallet.

[Lanmodo via The Gadgeteer]