The New Age Umbrella -- Nubrella
"I never planned on inventing a product I just noticed a problem and came up with a solution" Alan Kaufman.
So said the inventor of Nubrella, which basically is new+umbrella, billed to be the ultimate weather protector. It is the first truly hands free umbrella in the world. The creator claims thatit stops rain, wind, snow and extreme cold- and keeps your head, face and shoulders dry.
It all began one windy day in December 2002 when Alan was standing in one of his wireless stores in lower Manhattan. Mr. Kaufman began to observe people's umbrellas inverting and the constant struggles to maintain their umbrella in the proper position.
It was at that moment an image popped into the mind of this inventor. Immediately he ran over to a desk and drew that image and thus nubrella was born!
The patent pending "shoulder straps" and "offset handle" of the Nubrella ensures that one can be completely hands free.
So talking on the cell-phone or sipping a hot cup of coffee while walking in the rain will not only be probable, it will be possible with the Nubrella.
The Nubrella promises to never invert in a wind, so no more sudden drenching.
Exploiting the fundamental flaws of today's traditional umbrella design, the new oval, streamlined and aerodynamic design is far safer and more reliable as it has no sharp points, poles or rods. Another cool feature of the Nubrella is that you don't hold it, like a normal umbrella, you wear it.
All this for a meager US$60.
The only other feature I could possibly ask for is a couples version...Mr. Kaufman are you listening?
Thanks to the Inventorspot Forum for this great find.