Radical New Umbrella Concept Uses Air To Block Rain

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+27 1. schlafanzyk commented 7 years ago

Pretty cool idea, but I don't think people will enjoy having to recharge their umbrella.
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+8 2. challenger451 commented 7 years ago

I'll take recharging over trying to fold the thing and bring a wet unmbrella into a car or anywhere. I hope this works! Imagine not having to put up with a wet umbrella.
I just wonder what it would do in a really heavy rain. Would the air be strong enough to divert heavy rain drops. Sounds like it would work for moderate rain.
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+12 3. kawett commented 7 years ago

Another example of how make us pay for batteries.
Next step: don't buy it we give it to you; all you have to do is to give a small amount of money every month to use it and we will send you another batterie every two years.
We have to stop it or at the end we will all need to subscribe for high tech underwears ;)
I'll stick to the good old classic umbrellas.
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+19 4. Granko commented 7 years ago

It's not about a need to change the batteries, it's unusable in populated areas while the user of this invention would splash the water to the bystanders. Should I meet a guy with this noisy thingy I'd explain it to him very quickly...
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+2 5. hellspook commented 7 years ago

Damn, it looks so cool! The water being pushed away from the top of the air umbrella makes it look like a force shield from sci-fi movies.
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+8 6. dogfish commented 7 years ago

An other way to waste energy... in an age when environment is the no 1 priority.
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+6 7. loadrunner commented 7 years ago

But do people standing next to you also appreciate the umbrella? This on a motorbike, blowing the rain 2 feet up. would be awesome.
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+7 8. BloodBeast commented 7 years ago

"Battery life, which is at maximum 30 minutes".

No good for the UK then. Or most of the rest of Europe.
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+1 9. krazeeeyez commented 7 years ago

#6 has a point...
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+2 10. Dmitry commented 7 years ago

I don't mind getting a little bit wet, so I never felt the need for an umbrella, much less an umbrella that constantly has to be recharged. The good thing about this one is that you don't have to worry about poking someone in the eye with a spoke as you push through a crowd.
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+2 11. sux2bu commented 7 years ago

#10 Yea more likely someone in the crowd will poke you in the eye for shedding water onto them. :D
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-6 12. 1010010010101 commented 7 years ago

Next week:
High Tech battery powered microprocessor controlled handkerchief.
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+1 13. BrahmaBull commented 7 years ago

#1 I don't enjoy charging my phone either but if you want the product you will do what it requires.
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0 14. havix1 commented 7 years ago

my wife want to know if it vibrates when its on.
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-1 15. Judge-Jake commented 7 years ago

You are all being very negative about this. I for one like the idea. It's seldom that you spend more than 30 minutes under a brolly, usually it's a couple of minutes then into a shop, bank or car. I can see that early designs could be quite bulky but imagine it getting down to the width of a walking stick, a bit of cleaver air tech and it won't drench other pedestrians. With a few feet of pole to play with (some of us are just born lucky) I can't see why the battery limitation need to be an issue. It's a yes please from me :)
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+7 16. urbaneagle commented 7 years ago

This is stupid
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0 17. Derpgeek commented 7 years ago

And what happens when 2 or more people using this umbrella passes by each other, sprays the water from side into you. Or normal umbrella users? Very innovative idea, but not really practical.
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0 18. captain_obvious commented 7 years ago

instal these in toilets, and you get some funny situations
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0 19. Wynadorn commented 7 years ago

#15 What's the advantage?
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0 20. SquidCap commented 7 years ago

How this piece of crap got 16k in kickstarter baffles me as the first thought should be "Regular umbrella works without batteries2 Also, heavy winds often occur same time as rain and i doubt this can beat nature.