Ambient Devices has begun selling an umbrella, which indicates to its owner whether it will be a rainy day or not. The device receives weather data from Accuweather.com – and if there is rain expected within the next 12 hours, the umbrella’s handle will illuminate.
According to the manufacturer, the illumination changes according to the forecast, showing soft, intermittent pulses for light rain, and rapid, “intense patterns” for a thunderstorm. The feature is operated is a “C” cell battery, which provides enough power for up to one year, the manufacturer said.
The umbrella is available now for a suggested retail price of $125.