Needing to text while out walking in the pouring rain is an unavoidable essential living here in Seattle — the newfangled Brolly Umbrella has now made that annoying little habit a whole lot easier.
I can't tell you how many times I've witnessed tourists walking across a busy intersection holding a traditional umbrella while attempting to text. A little breeze kicks up and then blammo! — that umbrella goes flying in one direction along with their iPhone which rockets down the pavement like a damn hockey puck.
The Brolly is equipped with an iPhone-friendly grip that is supposedly enhanced for stability with a squeezable comfort-grip material on board. Toss in the compact, wind resistant design that keeps your mobile aqua shelter erect in a storm and you have the perfect geek bait for just $20 bucks.
Although I'm not a huge fan of walking and texting — I can see this thing being far more useful for photogrpahy while shooting out in the elements with a smartphone or even an SLR.
The fact that you can also use this little knuckle buster for an unplanned street brawl is clearly a bonus. Jackpot!
via Brolly Shop