• Fan + Umbrella = Fanbrella (Video)

    Tokyo-based crap gadget maker Thanko has outdone itself yet again: the company has announced the so-called Fanbrella [JP] today, a combination of a fan and (you guessed it) an umbrella. Read More

  • Vort! Champagne oombrella! Wow!

    Let me tell you, I love a one-man umbrella. Those other umbrellas sleep around but this one – well, let me tell you, sir, she’s a keeper. – Champagne bottle one-man umbrella! Best design and Good for decoration!
    – Handle comes with hidden handy strap and small compartment
    – Champagne Height: 30.5 cm, Base diameter: 5 cm
    – Light weight: 334 g Where do you… Read More

  • Soccer Gadgets Just In Time For The FA Cup

    This Saturday is the FA Cp final over in Ingerland, when newly crowned EPL champions Manchester United face Chelsea, whose coach was just arrested because his dog is crazy. Something dog-related at any rate. So Shiny Shiny, the premiere Web site for shiny stuff, put together a list of the Top 10 Bestest Football Gadgets. And they are… Read More

  • Lightsaber Umbrella For Uberdorks

    Though Star Wars and all that lightsaber jazz can get pretty dorky at times, I must admit these umbrellas look totally kick ass. If you live in Seattle like Hickey and have a certain fondness for Boba Fet, it’s safe to say this is the umbrella for you. The umbrellas consist of a lightsaber for the handle and rod and a canopy top. There’s red, white, and blue lightsabers with red… Read More

  • Meet the Senz Stormproof Umbrella

    Umbrella tech hasn’t matured much in the last, I don’t know, ever, so it’s nice to see someone advancing the science. When it’s wet and drizzly, umbrellas are handy, to be sure. But if it’s blustery or stormy, they become useless, broken, and sometimes projectiles. This is no good. Senz has addressed the problem and constructed an umbrella that is meant to… Read More

  • Japanese Develop Umbrella With Flickr And Youtube Integration

    This has got to be the official umbrella of Web 2.0. A group of scientists at Tokyo’s Keio University have developed an umbrella with a digital camera, WiFi, and a projector built-in dubbed “Pileus”. The umbrella is used for capturing images and video while walking around in the rain, which are then sent to Flickr and Youtube respectively. As if that wasn’t cool… Read More