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Finally, someone has reinvented the umbrella using a 'force-field of air'


UMBRELLAS ARE A flawed invention. While they pretty much do what they’re supposed to, they’re still impractical and don’t save us from the water dripping off the side.

Enter, this… thing.


It’s an umbrella made by shifting air around you to create a force-field above your head, keeping any droplets well away.

It’s literally from the future, and should work like this.

177ab4883999f0c2eb4fdab0eec900bc_large Source: Air Umbrella on Kickstarter

It’s still in development stages but a Kickstarter by Chinese inventor Chan Wang has already raised over $18,000.

It operates from a Lithium battery in the handle which powers a fan to deflect rain with a blast of air. The air volume can be adjusted with a switch of the handle, in case you have someone by your side.

The only problem is, you’ll splash everyone else around you. It also only lasts a half hour, so don’t go anywhere ambitious.

Donate now, and you could be the subject of everyone’s hate by next Christmas.

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