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The 20 Coolest Umbrellas You’ll Ever See [Copy link] 中文

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The Home-Made Electric Umbrella
While you could splurge on the rare light umbrella, you could also just make one yourself.  The people at Instructables have a guide on how to turn your basic umbrella into an LED-lit masterpiece.  Grab yourself an umbrella, some LEDs and a working understanding of electronics, you can wire up one hell of a cool umbrella on the cheap.
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The Contracting "Polite Umbrella"
Designer Jooyoun Paek might have been poked in the eye by a passing umbrella or two in his day.  To solve this problem, and protect the eyes of others, Paek invented the Polite Umbrella, an umbrella that contracts to allow space (and safety) for passers by.  As another pedestrian approaches, simply pull the drawstring below the handle and the canopy (and its stabby points) contracts.  Nice idea, Jooyoun-- any luck with mass production?
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The Hands-Free Nubrella
The Nubrella offers one primary and unique function-- hands-free rain protection.  The cost, of course, is looking a bit goofy, but at least you'll remain dry.  Nubrella features a strap system that fits over your shoulders, holding the umbrella in place even in heavy rains and wind.  The Nubrella collapses and folds together for easy storage and carry, ready to pop open again as needed.  Unlike many of the other items on this list, Nubrella is more than a concept-- it is in production and purchaseable today.
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The Tandem Umbrella
The Tandem Umbrella design brings about a classic case of "why didn't we think of that sooner"?  If you've tried to fit two people under an umbrella before, you know that somebody is going to get wet.  The Tandem Umbrella solves this by adding two shafts and two canopies, woven together to allow a rain-bound couple to have equal protection.  We're curious, though-- how does the Tandem Umbrella collapse?
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The Stand Umbrella
Like the Senz Smart Umbrella above, the Stand Umbrella is a true case of simple brilliance.  No frills, no fancy tech, just ingenious functionality.  When not in use, the Stand Umbrella rests upon itself, using a tiny tip-based tripod to keep itself upright.  It doesn't get any simpler (or smarter) than that!
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The Sword Umbrellas
The Sword Umbrellas can be summed up in just two words:  bad ass.  While the canopy here is the same as your traditional umbrella, the handle sets these apart in a fun, rather violent way.  While they can't be used as weapons like the Umbuster above can, these Sword Umbrellas certainly look the fit.  Buy one of these, and I'll dare you to try and not swing it around making sword fight noises with your mouth.
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The Inside-Out Umbrella
The Inside-Out Umbrella doesn't leave a watery mess behind as it dries, it brings the remaining water with it.  Once you've ended your rainy day commute, this umbrella won't soak the floor where it rests-- it folds into itself and creates a bag which carries the rain water that once covered it.  At work or at home, this remaining water dries without leaving a mess.
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