Because if you make it, somebody, somewhere, is going to buy it, VIVOUNITY has created the Phone Umbrella Suction Cup Stand (affiliate link), a device that acts as both a smartphone sunshade as well as a stand.
Because nothing makes me want to sing in the rain more than an umbrella to keep me dry (otherwise I’ll typically run as fast as I can through the rain), this is the $37 Stained Glass Umbrella available from the Japan Trend Shop.
Sometimes it rains cats and dogs, and you need an umbrella to avoid getting wet. Your umbrella doesn’t have to be boring and black. It can have creepy clowns and blood splatter on it.
The IT: Raining Blood Pennywise liquid reactive umbrella is up for pre-order on Merchoid.
Imagine pulling into your driveway and getting out of your car while your umbrella is already hovering there to protect your from a downpour as as you get out. Imagine one hovering over you as you walk down the street.
I think we have all gotten dressed in a funk early on a Monday and not bothered to look out the window until we open the door to leave. Typically we don’t look outside because we’ve been busy wondering just how bad would it be to not have a job.
Deadpool fans who like to keep dry when it rains, this is your umbrella. It has a picture of Mr. Pool on the top eating a chimichanga filled with a stick of dynamite, as Chef Pool looks on at his explosive delicacy.
There have been other so-called “smart umbrellas” released, but Jonas by Fantastik looks like the smartest one yet. This umbrella connects to a smartphone through an app over Bluetooth. It will give you alerts if you left the umbrella behind and the umbrella will vibrate if you’ve left your phone unattended somewhere.
As handy as umbrellas are, they have some drawbacks. After your umbrella has protected you from the elements, you have to put it away somewhere so it can dry. If you put it on your hardwood floor, it leaves a puddle, and if you just toss it on your rug, it might even stain it.
I heard that some parts of California got 1.5-inches of rain recently. That’s cute Cali. Parts of Texas got ten inches of rain the last two days and more is coming. I actually had to stop and buy another umbrella, a crappy umbrella from the dollar store mind you that broke the second time I used it.
Last August, the University of British Columbia (UBC) became the first location to have a semi-automated umbrella sharing service, thanks to a new company called UmbraCity. The photo below shows UmbraCity co-founders Amir Entezari (left) and Babak Asad beside one of their self-service kiosks.
Here we have a Pokémon accessory that is both cool and practical. Pokémon: Gotta catch ’em all. Raindrops: Gotta repel them all. Perfect.
This cute Pokémon Starter Parade umbrella from Rosewine will keep you dry in the rain or give you shelter from a hail of falling creatures.
I’d bet those ugly trolls from that old Tom Cruise flick Legend don’t like getting wet in the rain any more than you or I. Surely they would need an umbrella of some sort. I’d assume wet troll smells worse than wet dog.
If you are looking an umbrella to keep you and your companions dry, you can’t go wrong with these Doctor Who TARDIS umbrellas. One features a repeating TARDIS pattern, while the other shows the TARDIS on an alien planet.
Umbrellas are one of those things that many of us don’t think about needing until it’s pouring outside and you have to run from the car to the office. Naturally, this happens most often when you are in something that doesn’t dry for about 17 hours after getting wet.