Released July, 2007
The Pros:Does not require an internet connection. Weather information is accurate.
The Cons:Only has information for US cities. Pretty expensive for an umbrella. Ambient module can't be transferred to another umbrella.
The Ambient Umbrella, by Ambrient Devices is an umbrella that glows when rain or snow is forecasted. The umbrella has a built in wireless receiver in the handle that gets weather updates from AccuWeather.
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com. When rain, drizzle, snow or thunderstorms are forecasted, the handle glows to indicate the necessity of an umbrella. The light pattern changes depending on the severity of the forecasted conditions. Dimensions: Umbrella diameter - 58", handle length - 41.5"
The umbrella requires you to program your city so that it knows which weather forecast to monitor. The idea is that you keep the umbrella by the door, and the blinking light will remind you whether or not you need to bring it along with you. It does not require an internet connection to gather information, but rather uses narrowband radio communication.
- Patented "gust-buster" technology to ensure the umbrella maintains its shape, even at high winds
- Requires 1 C battery with indicator for low battery
- Receives data for 150 US cities
- Indicator when network signal is present
User Reviews (5)
Does not require an internet connection
Weather information is accurate
Only has information for US cities
Pretty expensive for an umbrella
Ambient module can't be transferred to another umbrella.
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