Rainy days generally require carrying a wet umbrella, which at times can ruin your clean carpet or nice furniture, and also involve a lot of hassle.
Now, a team of Chinese designers have developed an Air Umbrella with no metal poles or canopy, merely a wand-like device that blows air out of the top to keep you nice and dry.
Air Umbrella Concept:
Air Umbrella uses forced air rather than fabric to protect a person from getting wet in the rain. The umbrella’s head has a motor and fan that forces an artificial wind up, deflecting falling raindrops. It works using a rechargeable lithium ion battery.
The base of this umbrella has a button that turns it on and off and the bottom can be twisted to change the size of the air canopy. The air canopy can be stretched out to over a meter in diameter…sufficient to cover two.
Air Umbrella will come in three sizes:
- Air umbrella-A (for female): It is 11.8 inches (30 cm) in length and 500 grams in weight and is not scalable.
- Air umbrella-B (basic style): It is 20 inches (50 cm) in length and 800 grams in weight.
- Air umbrella-C (scalable): It is scalable between 20 and 32 inches depending on your needs and it weighs about 850 grams.
If you want to buy one, you will have to wait until December 2015. Prices are expected to start at $88.