Visit the New Technabob Shop!Get Technabob in Your Mailbox Every Day! Join our Mailing List!
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Nubrella Wearable Umbrella Keeps the Rain out (and Doesn’t Look Silly at All)

by

Whenever I go take the dog for a walk on a rainy or snowy day, it’s challenging to carry around an umbrella to keep from getting wet, so I usually just end up soaked by the time I’m done. But if I had a Nubrella, all of my problems would be solved.

nubrella_1

Current Nubrella Design

Though I’d create a new issue for myself – embarrassment. I’m just not sure I’d be able to walk down the street wearing one of these silly looking things, even though I like the concept of a truly hands-free umbrella. The Nubrella was originally launched back in 2009, but the original design was too constraining, and bubble like, which made it uncomfortable to wear and use. Its designers are now readying a new version which solves many of the problems of the original.

nubrella_3

Improved 2013 Nubrella Design

The new Nubrella (say that 10 times fast) is worn like a backpack, but when it’s wet outside, it can be opened up to cover your head and upper body – like a giant hood. It’s got a see-through front and top, which provides greater visibility than with umbrellas too. The updated design also allows for an open front which improves the ability to communicate and see while wearing it.

It’s really a pretty ingenious design, but I still don’t think I can get past the way it looks. Am I just too vain? If you’re not self-conscious, you can get on the list to own a new backpack-style Nubrella over on Kickstarter with prices starting around $50(USD) – about half of the planned retail price.

[via LikeCool]





Post a Comment:

Want a personal avatar on your comments? Sign up for a free Gravatar now!

Note: All comments with links in them will be held for moderation in order to prevent spam, so you may not see your post appear immediately.


« Previous
Next »

Our Latest & Greatest Posts...

DIY BMO Portable Retro Console: RaspBMO

DIY BMO Portable Retro Console: RaspBMO

Kerbal Space Program Now Has a Ship Printing Program

Kerbal Space Program Now Has a Ship Printing Program

Mad Catz S.U.R.F.R Android Gamepad & Keyboard: Full Stop on the Naming Scheme Guys

Mad Catz S.U.R.F.R Android Gamepad & Keyboard: Full Stop on the Naming Scheme Guys

Aeryon HDZoom30 Camera Lets Drone Operators Identify Faces from 1000ft. Away: There\

Aeryon HDZoom30 Camera Lets Drone Operators Identify Faces from 1000ft. Away: There's Waldo!

Homemade Gatling Gun Fires Meatballs

Homemade Gatling Gun Fires Meatballs

Win Prizes in the Technabob Shop

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo