Gallery: WIFI UMBRELLA

 

Here’s a creative use of technology to make life a bit more cheery. Who wants to have to turn on the TV or go to weather.com to find out the latest forecast, when your umbrella cantell you all you need to know?

Chicago design group Materious has designed an interactive umbrella called Forecast which uses Wifi to get up-to-date weather information, and then glows to alert you when its going to rain. If your umbrella isn’t glowing, no need to worry – but if the handle is pulsing blue, its the umbrella’s way of saying “take me with you, it’s going to be a soggy day”

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  1. laboratorious.Zer0 &raq... May 5, 2006 at 2:33 am

    […] Uma boa id?ia ? essencial, mas sempre acho que tecnologia e cria??o deveriam conversar mais. […]

  2. Christopher May 3, 2006 at 8:01 pm

    This is very similar to Ambient Devices umbrella.

    http://www.ambientdevices.com/ or http://www.ambientdevices.com/cat/products.html

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