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The Oombrella is a smart umbrella that will let you know when you need it


The phrase “when it rains, it pours” is true for just about everything. You can be coasting along with not much happening in your life, then all of a sudden you have more tasks and responsibilities to keep up with than there are hours in the day. When using this to refer to the weather, it’s usually when you think it’s not going to rain, and then a light drizzle becomes an onslaught of water that will drench you and anything you’re carrying.

The smart plan is to bring an umbrella with you, but sometimes we just don’t want to carry one extra item and end up taking our chances without it. Of course, that’s always the day that it rains nonstop, and you regret your decisions. The Oombrella is a smart umbrella that will make sure that can never happen to you again. It’s not only got an amazing iridescent material as the canopy, but has a notification service that will let you know before it rains and if you’ve left your umbrella at home before it’s too late.

The ribs of this umbrella were crafted to be quite wind-resistant, and it comes in shiny, black, or white. There are two sizes, one for portability, and the other is full-size. This can track temperature, pressure, humidity, and light, giving you notifications of when it thinks a rainstorm might hit by alerting you on your phone. Just because we’re living in an age of technology, there’s also a screw at the top for GoPros or other cameras. This is going to cost you around $88 for whatever color option you’d like, and will hopefully save you from getting soaked.

Available for crowdfunding on Kickstarter