For all the Ziggys and Charlie Browns out there who seem to be plagued by perpetual rain clouds hovering over their heads, the MY-DAY umbrella has your damp-weather solution. The beauty of these electronic paper umbrellas, designed by Hsiao Yong-li, is that the pattern on the inside can be tweaked daily to aid your mood. For instance, if you want to feel like you're wandering through a sunny forest, simply download the scene into your umbrella's handle, and venture out into the cold rain. Not only will it look sunny (and forest-y) every time you look up, the handle is also equipped with audio, for added jungle sounds. Of course, if you get sick of the jungle, you can always twist the umbrellas handle to scroll through other scenes. While it's currently still in the testing phase, you can read more here via CoolBuzz.
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September 07, 2006 - 06:43am