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GEEK | 5 Years Ago By Richard Darell

Hands Free Umbrella | Half the Cool of Bubble Boy!

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Here in Sweden it doesn’t rain as much as in, for example, England. Here, as everywhere else, we use the ordinary umbrella and so far it has worked great. But there are days that you wish you were enclosed in a plastic confined area where the rain could never reach you no matter how much it tries. The umbrella has been the same since as long as I can remember and it hasn’t really been re-invented until now.

Maybe you are now trying to figure out what you could do to further enhance an already ultimate shield for rain and sun and can’t really pinpoint what could be done. Well, then you are not like the designers over at “NU Brella” who just came out with their pretty geeky next generation umbrella called just that – “Nu Brella”.

It’s a kind of unfolding umbrella which you wear on your shoulders enabling you to use both hands without having to worry about holding an umbrella to shield you. The “dome” is also shielding against germs and other viruses that can spread through the air. I guess you could call this invention a half bubble boy contraption. Maybe if people started using this thing it would actually become cool. But if I would see anyone walking around in such a thing I think I would stretch the smile a bit because of how it looks. No doubt it is a great invention and could possibly yield far less accidents when people take the bike to work or are talking on the phone while they walk. Retailing for only just under $30 I am sure some people will see the benefit of it. I can, however would I use it?

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Author: Richard Darell

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

One Comment

colin

January 4th, 2015

do you have a larger version that would keep the rest of me dry on my bike?

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