The Umbrella for Smartphone Addicts
Published on: 24th Jan 2013
Note -- this news article is more than a year old.
A company in the USA has modified the conventional umbrella to make it easier to use a mobile phone while also seeking protection from the rain.
The modified $20 brolly has avoided the obvious trick of having a clamp for the mobile phone, and instead has a finger grip that allows one hand to both hold the umbrella and type on a touchscreen.
However, while the finger grip style handle is garnering all the attention, the top of the umbrella - the most important bit - looks to be a fairly flimsy folding model. In other words, only of use in the lightest of light showers and not much use in a heavy downpour.