Umbrella is a most needed thing during rainy season and for sunny days to go out. Age of umbrella is more than thousand years, from the paintings and carvings we can assume that umbrella was used in Rome, Egypt, China, India and Middle East for many years. Today, it is most popular and used throughout the world. Technology didn’t leave umbrella also, lot of technology based umbrella are there in market. To top the sales and to attract the people, umbrella manufacturers are coming up with a lot of innovative and cool designs. Let us see top 12 innovative and cool designs.
The Multi-Unit Superbrella
It is the most innovative umbrella. It protects us from rain in sideways also. It is designed mainly to the places where rain comes in sideways also. It is a mix of five umbrellas, one at the top as-usual and four umbrellas in each cardinal direction. After designing this umbrella with five umbrellas, four corner triangles are still remain uncovered. This small patches will allow rain, so the designer used a rain-proof hole which allows air for ventilation. Though this umbrella looks huge and different, it gives good protection to rain. It is a transparent umbrella.
Air umbrella is entirely different from other umbrellas as it employs wind power to protect from rain. Actually, this wont look like a real umbrella, it contains only a stick and it works in power. From its refined and creative design, not only it is convenient for people but also is more eco friendly as it eliminates the use of plastic bags. It takes air from one inlet and forms a air curtain through an outlet. That air curtain will protect us from falling rain. Then the size of the curtain can be defined by number of persons using it.
Weather telling High-tech Umbrella
This umbrella will tell us about the weather of the place. This umbrella has a inbuilt wireless system which gets input from Accuweather.com about the weather. The wireless system is fitted with LEDs, so if there is a chance of rain means LEDs will blow quickly otherwise LEDs will blow slowly. It is not only designed with forecasting technology but also with a dual layer cover which protects not only from rain but also from strong winds.
Oto-Shigure Umbrella loudspeaker
Oto-Shigure is a high-tech umbrella with a traditional Japanese design. It is a best umbrella for the people who love to hear music during rain. It is made of bamboo and oiled paper and functions as a personal audio speaker system, and the entire structure emits sound when connected to a portable audio device. It consists of a small built-in amplifier and 4 small vibrating motors at the corners. This Umbrella gives you a 3-D sound audible only to the people underneath.
Electronic Paper Umbrella
Electronic Paper Umbrella contains a electronic sheet along the surface of the umbrella’s inner side. Then the stem and the handle contains electronic chips and batteries. The Electronic paper will display different colored themes with a sound. The themes are stored in the memory storage card of the stem and it can be changed based on the mood. Storage device can store up-to 6 themes and it is equipped with Bluetooth so we can transfer the themes easily.
It is an eco-friendly umbrella with three bio-degradable layers to protect us from heavy wind and rains. These three layers are waterproof agricultural film, card-boards are placed and wax is coated in the inner surface. It comes with a easy handle locks and seeds are placed at the bottom. Then the film helps the growth and nourishes the soil-once the wax is melted.
It is a hands free umbrella which is fixed on the shoulders. The front portion of the umbrella is transparent for viewing and back portion is opaque. Though the cost is little higher than ordinary umbrella, it offers good protection and keeps you dry. It consists of a strap which can be fixed on the shoulders, so no need to use our hand to hold. It can be easily folded and unopened, it also occupies less space, so easy to carry.
Pileus is designed by Takashi Matsumoto and Sho Hashimoto. They thought that the umbrella structure looks like a film projector screen, so they built a internet umbrella. This umbrella comes with a mobile PC and a projector to display live internet content or videos or photos. This structure also provides good protection against rain and rain won’t affect the display also.
This umbrella is built using nano technology and it consists of nano materials, which can be used to dry the umbrella surface soon. Nano materials are coated on the surface of the umbrella and the water can be dried completely just by a shake.
Water pistol Umbrella
This umbrella comes with a toy gun at the bottom of the handle. Design of the umbrella is traditional and not completely semi circular. Gun gives a different look for the umbrella and also it fools few people who are unaware of this umbrella.
It is one of the creative umbrella which includes cloud patterns as a design. Since the rain drops are falling from clouds, the cloud umbrella is a perfect way to battle the rain. The structure of the umbrella is made up of series of spheres which gives protection on all the sides .
Filterbrella Concept Umbrella
This umbrella is a filtering umbrella which does the work of filter. It gives us clean and pure drinking water during rainy days. It is made up of compo-stable polylactic acid plastic blends. Stem of the umbrella includes a carbon filter which filters the water and it can be stored in the bottle. It also saves little bit of water.