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Weather Forecasting Umbrella – LED lights indicate storms


The Weather Forecasting Umbrella is almost a genius product. The handle has a built in radio receiver which continually picks up Accuweather reports and displays rain warnings as flashing LED lights. The faster the flash, the more chance of rain. The problem? Well if you’re carrying the thing, it’s pretty clear that you’re expecting a cloudburst anyway, eh? Or are you just a paranoid hydrophobe? $139.95.

 This is the only umbrella that illuminates the base of its handle to alert you to approaching inclement weather. The handle has a built-in radio receiver that operates on a proprietary wireless network, so it won’t suffer from interference from other wireless devices, and it receives weather data for 150 U.S. locations from A single C battery powers a LED located at the bottom of the handle that flashes in proportion to the likelihood of precipitation for your area; if there is a 100% chance, it will flash rapidly, and if a 10% chance, it will flicker slowly. The battery provides power for up to a full year before requiring replacement.

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