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December 8, 2007

Weather Forecasting Umbrella


From the website:

    Ambient Forecasting Umbrella — This Intelligent Umbrella Has You Covered!

    The utilitarian umbrella has received a lot of upgrades throughout the years. It's been made smaller and larger, lighter, stronger, easier to open, easier to close and even glowing. The Ambient Forecasting Umbrella, however, has received the ultimate upgrade — it's been made smarter. It tells you when you need to take it along with you.

    This umbrella has been injected with some wonderful technology in the handle. A built-in wireless receiver gets a daily weather forecast from Accuweather.com, and blue LEDs will flash to let you know if the forecast is rain or snow. The LEDs located at the bottom of the handle will flash in proportion to the chance of precipitation for your area; if there is a 100% chance, it will flash quickly, and if a 10% chance, it will flash slowly.

    The umbrella itself is also incredibly well made. When opened, the umbrellas 58" dual-canopy "gust buster" design resists strong wind gusts and keeps you fully sheltered from precipitation. Easy push-button opening action and full length storage sleeve with wrist strap.


    • Receives weather data for 150 U.S. locations from Accuweather.com

    • Blue LEDs in the handle indicate when rain or snow is expected

    • Dimensions: 41-1/2" L x 58" diameter (it is a large umbrella)

    • Network signal and low battery indicator lights

    • Takes a single "C" size battery (not included)

    • Top quality "gust buster" canopy design




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Oy! How would you ever get this on a commercial flight? Does it rain a lot at Gitmo?

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Dec 8, 2007 7:03:49 PM

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