Think of the Air Umbrella as a “force field” of air that keeps you nice and dry. Created by a pair of Chinese designers, this gadget utilizes a lithium-ion battery to power a motor and fan, which are then used to create a cycle of air flowing through its tip to deflect the drops and form a protective layer. The current design provides enough shelter for two people. Continue reading for a video and more information.
“The team is working on three models, all resembling something of a detached shower head. The first claims to be designed for females and is 30 cm (1 ft) in length and 500 g (1.1 lb) with a battery life of 15 minutes. The second is 50 cm (1.64 ft) long, weighs 800 g (1.76 lb) and has a 30 minute battery life. The third is extendable, ranging from 50 cm (1.64 ft) to 80 cm (2.62 ft), weighing 850 g (1.87 lb), also with a 30 minute battery life,” says Gizmag.