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As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, October 5.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

ITRUE X6D Dual Car Dash Cam Pro Stealth Full-HD 1080P 170°Wide Angle, Night Mode, G-Sensor, WDR, 16GB MicroSD Card and Hard Wire Kit for $149.95 (list price $249.95)

Wewdigi Wireless Video Baby Monitor 2.4GHz Radio Nanny Electronic Night Vision Audio baby Security for $69.99 (list price $99.99)

Paww WaveSound 3 Bluetooth Headphones – Active Noise Cancelling Headphones with Airplane Adapter, Charging Cable & Carrying Case – Foldable Travel Headphones/Over-Ear Headphones for $99.99 (list price $149.99)

Sony a5100 16-50mm Mirrorless Digital Camera with 3-Inch Flip Up LCD (Black) for $498.00 (list price $598.00)

Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR Kit with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilization USM Lens (Black) for $1,499.00 (list price $1,799.00)

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote + Echo Dot for $59.99 (list price $89.98)

Panasonic HC-V770 HD Camcorder with Wireless Smartphone Twin Video Capture for $447.99 (list price $599.99)

Certified Refurbished Kindle Voyage E-reader with Special Offers, Wi-Fi for $152.99 (list price $169.99)

NEW fireCable PowerPlus | Powers Any HDMI Streaming Device from TV | Universally Compatible w/ All Streaming Devices, HDMI Streaming Sticks, Firestick, etc.. for $12.99 (list price $16.00)

Zookki Accessories Kit for GoPro Hero 5 4 3+ 3 2 1 SJ4000 SJ5000 Camera, Black - Silver for $12.99 (list price $89.99)

EACHINE E010 Mini UFO Quadcopter Drone 2.4G 4CH 6 Axis Headless Mode Remote Control Nano Quadcopter RTF Mode 2 (Green) for $20.99 (list price $39.99)

Victure Action Camera 1080P 12MP Waterproof Sports Camera 30M Underwater Diving Camera Action Cam with 170 Wide Angle and Rechargeable Battery for $39.99 (list price $79.99)

KITCHEN

GreenPan Rio 12pc Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware Set, Burgundy for $112.49 (list price $149.99)

GreenPan Lima 11" Ceramic Non-Stick Square Griddle for $29.99 (list price $39.99)

Aicok ELectric Milk Frother and Warmer, Double Wall Milk Steamer, Heater and Foamed for Coffee, Latte, Cappuccino for $38.99 (list price $99.99)

Cast Iron Cleaner. Steel Scrubber - Cookware Cleaner For Skillet, Wok, Pot, Pan | Hygenic Option to Scouring Pad | Does Not Rust like Steel Wool | Home & Camping | Protects Cookware Seasoning for $13.97 (list price $49.99)

Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids Food Storage Container, 42-Piece Set, Red for $17.89 (list price $23.38)

Kitchen Utensils - 8 Piece Cooking Utensils - Nonstick Utensil Set - Silicone and Stainless Steel Kit - For Pots and Pans - Serving Tongs, Spoon, Spatula Tools, Pasta Server, Ladle, Strainer, Whisk for $24.95 (list price $79.99)

Instant Read Meat Thermometer For Grill And Cooking. UPGRADED MODEL NOW WITH MAGNET AND CALIBRATION FEATURE. Best Ultra Fast Digital Kitchen Probe. Includes Internal BBQ Meat Temperature Guide for $17.97 (list price $29.97)

Culinary Torch - Creme Brulee Torch - Kitchen Torch - Best Creme Brulee Torch - Food Torch - Cooking Torch - Cooking Blow Torch - Brulee Torch - Butane Torch For Cooking - Blow Torch (Silver) for $19.99 (list price $19.99)

Nano Towels - Amazing Eco Fabric That Cleans Virtually Any Surface With Only Water. No More Paper Towels Or Toxic Chemicals. Save Money, Clean Faster & Easier and Make Your Home Safer & Healthier 4 Ct for $24.90 (list price $34.99)

OTHERMAX Stainless Steel Kitchen Funnel with Detachable Strainer/Filter for Transferring of Liquid, Fluid, Dry Ingredients and Powder, 5-Inch Food Grade Metal Funnel for Cooking, Silver for $9.98 (list price $29.98)

bubba Envy S Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler, 24 oz. Smoke for $8.99 (list price $14.94)

FoodSaver FM2435-ECR Vacuum Sealing System with Bonus Handheld Sealer and Starter Kit, Silver for $88.98 (list price $129.99)

Kootek 42 Pieces Cake Decorating Supplies Kit with 36 Icing Tips, 2 Silicone Pastry Bags, 2 Flower Nails, 2 Reusable Plastic Couplers Baking Supplies Frosting Tools Set for Cupcakes Cookies for $9.99 (list price $16.99)

Syntus 2 Pack Adjustable Bib Apron Waterdrop Resistant with 2 Pockets Cooking Kitchen Aprons for Women Men Chef, Black for $9.99 (list price $19.99)

HOME

Natural Lavender Mosquito Repellent Candle (Set of 3) Indoor/Outdoor -88 Hour Burn- Naturally Repels Insects with Essential Oils, Citronella Soy, Ball Mason Jar, Made in USA, from Mosquito Naturals for $39.77 (list price $39.77)

Play Teepee for Kids – 100% Cotton Canvas Portable Indoor Tent for Children – Great for Boy and Girls - By From the Avenue (Double Triangle Pattern) for $74.99 (list price $74.99)

Hoover REACT Professional Pet Plus Bagless Upright Vacuum UH73220PC for $179.25 (list price $239.00)

ThermoPro TP60 Digital Hygrometer Indoor Outdoor Thermometer Humidity Monitor with Temperature Gauge Humidity Meter, Wireless Outdoor Hygrometer, 200ft/60m Range for $17.99 (list price $39.99)

AmazonBasics Velvet Suit Hangers, 50-Pack, Ivory/Beige for $19.99 (list price $23.99)

Yimobra Bathtub and Shower Mat Extra Long Machine Washable Anti Bacterial Large 40 x W 16 Inch Clear Purple for $10.96 (list price $18.00)

Queen Size Sheet Set - 6 Piece Set - Hotel Luxury Bed Sheets - Extra Soft - Deep Pockets - Easy Fit - Breathable & Cooling Sheets - Wrinkle Free - Comfy - Purple Plum Bed Sheets - Queens Sheets - 6 PC for $35.99 (list price $75.00)

URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser 130ml Wood Grain Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Oil Diffuser with Adjustable Mist Mode Waterless Auto Shut-off humidifier and 7 Color Changing LED Lights for Home Office Baby for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

Cloth Storage Bins, MaidMAX Set of 6 Nonwoven Foldable Collapsible Organizers Basket Cubes with Dual Plastic Handles for Gift, Black for $22.99 (list price $26.00)

Cr Sleep Ventilated Memory Foam Bed Pillow with AirCell Technology, Standard, 1-Pack for $25.49 (list price $89.99)

Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright Vacuum, White and Silver (NV370) for $149.99 (list price $199.99)

Handheld Vacuum, HoLife Hand held Cordless 14.8V Lithium with Quick Charge Tech and Cyclonic Suction, Black for $50.99 (list price $159.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Permanent Adhesive Backed Vinyl Sheets by EZ Craft USA - 12” x 12” - 40 Sheets Assorted Colors Works With Cricut and Other Cutters for $18.99 (list price $44.99)

BIC Xtra-Sparkle Mechanical Pencil, Medium Point (0.7 mm), 24-Count for $4.09 (list price $5.46)

TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp, Dimmable LED Table Lamp, Cool White Reading Light, Eye-caring Book Light (3-Level Dimmer, Touch-Sensitive Control, Night Light, Glossy Black, 6W) for $14.99 (list price $39.99)

Airbay Liquid Chalk Markers, Washable Pens Amazing Neon Color Pens Reversible Bullet And Chisel Tip ,Brand New Revolutionary Cap, 10 Colored for $11.92 (list price $28.96)

Rolodex Mesh Collection Stacking Sorter, 5-Section, Black (22141) for $12.49 (list price $13.89)

Shuttle Art 136 Colored Pencils, Soft Core Color Pencil Set for Adult Coloring Books Artist Drawing Sketching Crafting for $17.99 (list price $39.00)

LEPOWER Clip on Light / Reading Light/ Light Color Changeable/ Night Light Clip on for Desk, Bed Headboard and Computers (Black) for $15.99 (list price $39.99)

Sharpie Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Black, 12 Count for $6.06 (list price $7.79)

VicTsing 2.4G Slim Wireless Mouse with Nano Receiver, Noiseless and Silent Click with 1600 DPI for PC, Laptop, Tablet, Computer, and Mac, White and Silver for $7.99 (list price $12.99)

VicTsing Mouse Pad with Gel Wrist Rest, Non-Slip PU Base Wrist Rest Pad for Gaming Typist Office, Black for $8.49 (list price $12.99)

mDesign Wall Mount/Over the Door Fabric Office Supplies Storage Organizer for Notebooks, Planners, File Folders - 4 Pockets, Gray for $12.71 (list price $14.99)

Bostitch Ascend 3 in 1 Stapler with Integrated Remover & Staple Storage, Blue (B210-BLUE) for $3.75 (list price $6.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

3-Pair Foot Peeling Mask Set By Purederm – Exfoliating Foot Peel Spa Mask For Baby Soft Skin W/ Sunflower Seed Oil & Lemon Extract – For Men & Women – Removes Dead Skin & Calluses In 2 Weeks for $11.99 (list price $11.99)

Slant Tweezers - TweezerGuru Professional Stainless Steel Slant Tip Tweezer - The Best Precision Eyebrow Tweezers For Your Daily Beauty Routine! for $8.45 (list price $15.00)

Mario Badescu Protein Night Cream, 1 oz. for $20.00 (list price $22.00)

Bumble and bumble Sumowax 1.8oz for $26.10 (list price $28.00)

Kyoku For Men Exfoliating Facial Scrub | Kyoku For Men Face Scrub, A Gentle Acne Treatment For Men (3.4oz) for $12.00 (list price $18.00)

Taylor Of Old Bond Street Shaving Cream Sandalwood, 2.5-Ounce for $10.00 (list price $20.28)

Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Aftershave for $34.07 (list price $41.19)

John Masters Organics Men Eucalyptus & Agave 2-In-1 Moisturizer & Aftershave, 3 oz. for $24.80 (list price $29.01)

John Masters Organics Hair Reconstructor, Honey and Hibiscus, 4 Ounce for $21.99 (list price $28.00)

Dr. Bronner's Pure-Castile Liquid Soap - Tea Tree 32oz for $14.69 (list price $19.99)

Calily Life Organic Anti Fungal Tea Tree Body and Foot Scrub with Dead Sea Minerals, 24 Oz. – Exfoliating, Powerful Cleansing and Moisturizing - Helps Against Acne, Warts, Jock Itch, Cellulite, etc. for $11.95 (list price $18.95)

Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes with Cucumber and Sage - 30 Count (Pack of 3) for $14.37 (list price $17.97)

Prophet and Tools 2 IN 1 Deluxe White Beard Balm-Wax For Styling - 60g Citrus Oil Scent, All-In-One Leave-in Conditioner, Softener, Hold and Faster Beard Growth - Organic For Men for $14.99 (list price $16.99)

Aria Starr Beauty Natural Dead Sea Mud Mask, 8.8 Ounce for $13.95 (list price $46.95)

Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream For Dry Skin, 3.5 Oz for $5.49 (list price $10.00)

Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash, 8 Ounces for $14.92 (list price $25.00)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Schwinn 430 Elliptical Machine (2016) for $434.99 (list price $999.00)

Plantronics BackBeat FIT Wireless Bluetooth Headphones - Waterproof Earbuds with On-Ear Controls for Running and Workout, Sport Grey for $89.99 (list price $129.99)

JumpSport Fitness Trampoline Model 350 PRO — Professionals Choice — Quietest Bounce — Top Rated for Quality and Durability — 4 Music Workout Videos Included for $254.99 (list price $339.91)

Power Wheels Wild Thing, Orange for $199.99 (list price $249.99)

Power Wheels Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dune Racer for $209.97 (list price $289.99)

Repel Windproof Travel Umbrella with Teflon Coating for $21.95 (list price $27.95)

Patella Knee Strap for Knee Pain Relief for Hiking, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball & Squats (1 Piece), Pink for $9.99 (list price $9.99)

Gaiam Balance Ball Chair - Classic Yoga Ball Chair with 52cm Stability Ball, Pump & Exercise Guide for Home or Office, Black for $64.31 (list price $79.98)

Vbiger Hydration Pack with 3L Bladder Water Bag Great for Hunting Climbing Running and Hiking (Black , One Size) for $16.99 (list price $28.70)

Thermos Funtainer 12 Ounce Bottle, R2D2 for $11.09 (list price $17.99)

Kootek 2 Pack Hand Grip Strengthener Strength Trainer Adjustable Resistance 22-88 Lbs Arm Hand Exerciser Non-slip Gripper for Athletes Pianists Kids for $11.99 (list price $17.99)

LauKingdom Chefs Knife, High Carbon Stainless Steel Kitchen Gadgets Knife Sharpener, Full Tang Forged Blade Meat Knife with Wooden Handle for Home, Restaurant, Outdoor Cooking for $39.99 (list price $69.99)

TOOLS

Gonicc 8" Professional SK-5 Steel Blade Sharp Anvil Pruning Shears (GPPS-1001),Less effort. for $14.95 (list price $39.99)

Viking 912600 8-Way Heavy Duty Spray Nozzle for $6.06 (list price $6.99)

Fiskars 45mm Contour Rotary Cutter (195210-1001) for $9.79 (list price $18.02)

Damaged Screw Remover and Extractor Set by Moocom - Set of 4 Stripped Screw Removers for $10.99 (list price $10.99)

Buck Knives 0385BRS TOOTHPICK Folding Pocket Knife with Wood Handle for $10.39 (list price $13.36)

TEKTON Long Arm Hex Key Wrench Set, Star, T10-T50, 9-Piece | 25291 for $7.73 (list price $19.18)

BLACK+DECKER LHT2240CFF 40V MAX Cordless Hedge Trimmer, 22" for $91.98 (list price $99.99)

1/4" Drive Close Quarter Micro Bit Ratchet | ARES 70040 | This Mini Screwdriver has a High Torque 72-Tooth Gearhead, 5° Sweep & Magnetic Retention Bit Holder for $12.46 (list price $12.46)

BLACK+DECKER LCS40 40V MAX Fast Charger for $58.19 (list price $74.99)

Rubbermaid FastTrack Garage Storage System Vertical Bike Hook, 1784463 for $7.44 (list price $9.30)

Makita 195236-5 4-1/2-Inch - 5-Inch Dust Shroud for $44.99 (list price $72.00)

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18 Tea Infusers to Make Teatime More Exciting
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Make steeping tea more fun with these quirky tea infusers.

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1. SOAKING IT UP; $7.49

man-shaped tea infuser
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That mug of hot water might eventually be a drink for you, but first it’s a hot bath for your new friend, who has special pants filled with tea.

Buy on Amazon.

2. A FLYING TEA BOX; $25.98

There’s no superlaser on this Death Star, just tea.

Buy on Amazon.

3. SPACE STATION; $9.99

astronaut tea infuser
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This astronaut's mission? Orbit the rim of your mug until you're ready to pull the space station diffuser out.

Buy on ThinkGeek.

4. BE REFINED; $12.99

This pipe works best with Earl Grey.

Buy on Amazon.

5. A RIBBITING OPTION; $10.93

This frog hangs on to the side of your mug with a retractable tongue. When the tea is ready, you can put him back on his lily pad.

Buy on Amazon.

6. ‘TEA’ ALL LIVE IN A YELLOW SUBMARINE; $5.95

It’s just like the movie, only with tea instead of Beatles.

Buy on Amazon.

7. SHARK ATTACK; $6.99

shark tea infuser
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This fearsome shark patrols the bottom of your mug waiting for prey. For extra fun, use red tea to look like the end of a feeding frenzy.

Buy at Cost Plus World Market.

8. PERFECT FOR A RAINY DAY; $12.40

This umbrella’s handle conveniently hooks to the side of your mug.

Buy on Amazon.

9. AN EGGCELLENT INFUSER; $5.75

cracked egg tea infuser
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Sometimes infusers are called tea eggs, and this one takes the term to a new, literal level.

Buy on Amazon.

10. FOR SQUIRRELY DRINKERS; $8.95

If you’re all right with a rodent dunking its tail into your drink, this is the infuser for you.

Buy on Amazon.

11. HANGING OUT; $12.85

This pug is happy to hang onto your mug and keep you company while you wait for the tea to be ready.

Buy on Amazon.

12. ANOTHER SHARK OPTION; $5.99

If you thought letting that other shark infuser swim around in the deep water of your glass was too scary, this one perches on the edge, too busy chomping on your mug to worry about humans.

Buy on Amazon.

13. RUBBER DUCKIE, YOU’RE THE ONE; $8.95

Let this rubber duckie peacefully float in your cup and make teatime lots of fun.

Buy on Amazon.

14. DIVING DEEP; $8.25

This old-timey deep-sea diver comes with an oxygen tank that you can use to pull it out.

Buy on Amazon.

15. MAKE SWEET TEA; $10

This lollipop won't actually make your tea any sweeter, but you can always add some sugar after.

Buy on Amazon.

16. A SEASONAL FAVORITE; $7.67

When Santa comes, give him some tea to go with the cookies.

Buy on Amazon.

17. FLORAL TEA; $14.99

Liven up any cup of tea with this charming flower. When you’re done, you can pop it right back into its pot.

Buy on Live Infused.

18. KEEP IT TRADITIONAL; $7.97

If you’re nostalgic for the regular kind of tea bag, you can get reusable silicon ones that look almost the same.

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15 Umbrellas to Keep You Dry
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Make rainy days a little more exciting with a quirky umbrella.

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1. BANANA; $18.99

banana umbrella
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This ingenious umbrella comes with a special cover to make it look like you’re lugging around a real banana. The covers come in green and yellow, but the umbrella itself is always yellow.

Find it: Amazon

2. MAGICAL UNICORN; $36.49

Magical Unicorn Umbrella
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Rainy days don’t have to be dreary with this colorful, pastel umbrella. The handle is elegantly shaped like a unicorn and mane, with its gold horn sitting atop the umbrella.

Find it: Amazon

3. GAME OF THRONES; $37.89

Game of Thrones Longclaw Sword Umbrella
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If you’re looking for something a little tougher, a Game of Thrones-themed umbrella might be just the thing. The umbrella is adorned with the show's logo and has a special handle that looks like the hilt of Jon Snow’s sword, Longclaw.

Find it: Amazon

4. LETTUCE; $14.88

lettuce umbrella
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Salad lovers will want to get their hands on this special umbrella, which, when closed, mimics the look of a head of lettuce.

Find it: Amazon

5. CARROT; $15.90

carrot-shaped umbrella
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For more food-themed umbrella fun, check out this carrot-shaped umbrella. Similarly to the banana version, it comes with a protective case that resembles a carrot. When you take off the top, it reveals an orange umbrella.

Find it: Amazon

6. THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR; $25.96

The Very Hungry Caterpillar umbrella
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For children who love Eric Carle’s creations: a Very Hungry Caterpillar umbrella. The transparent plastic allows the child to see the caterpillar design even when they’re using the umbrella.

Find it: Amazon

7. DOG UMBRELLA; $16.59

Dog Umbrella With Leash
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Don’t forget about your furry friends when it's raining cats and dogs. While dog rain jackets are adorable, you can also opt for a special umbrella made just for puppers. The handle is situated on top of the umbrella so you can easily hold it above your short companion. It’s also connected to a leash so you don’t have to carry two things at once.

Find it: Amazon

8. SKY; $43.95

umbrella with interior of blue sky dotted with fluffy, white clouds
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Opening this umbrella will have you seeing sunny skies, even in the rain. Designed by Tibor Kalman and Emanuela Frattini Magnusson, it looks like a plain black umbrella until it’s opened up, revealing its colorful underbelly.

Find it: Amazon

9. STARRY NIGHT; $43.70

umbrella with Vincent van Gogh’s "Starry Night" print
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If you want something a little more surreal than a boring blue sky, there’s an alternate version with Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night printed on it.

Find it: Amazon

10. CAT IN SPACE; $22.56

cat in space umbrella
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Strangely, the “cats in space” motif is pretty popular online. From sweaters to calendars, there’s no shortage of felines floating through the galaxy. You can also get an umbrella with the unusual design, because why not?

Find it: Amazon

11. LED UMBRELLA; $23.66

Blade Runner Style LED Umbrella
Amazon

There are a lot of futuristic gadgets in the movie Blade Runner, but some are more obtainable than others. You can actually buy the LED light umbrella seen in the movie. The battery-operated handle glows blue, which both looks cool and keeps you safe at night.

Find it: Amazon

12. BIRDCAGE; $22.99

Birdcage Transparent Clear Dome Umbrella
Amazon

Ever feel like a bird in a cage? Now you can really get that experience with this clear umbrella that looks like a birdcage. It even comes with a bird printed on the side.

Find it: Amazon

13. COLOR CHANGING UMBRELLA; $34

Black umbrella printed with color-changing rain drop design
Amazon

It’s hard to imagine actually getting excited about going out into the rain, but with this special umbrella, you might be watching for dark clouds. The special white ink changes colors when wet, so you can go from a monochrome umbrella to a rainbow one in seconds.

Find it: Amazon

14. RABBIT; €9.03

polka-dot umbrella with a bag that’s shaped like a bunny rabbit
Perletti

This simple red umbrella comes with a nice polka-dot design, but the real novelty is the carrying case. Instead of a regular sleeve, it comes with a zippered bag that’s shaped like a bunny rabbit.

Find it: Perletti

15. KATANA; $28.99

katana umbrella
Amazon

Carrying around an umbrella can be a bit of a pain, but at least you can look cool doing it. When wrapped up, this umbrella looks like a sword slung over your back. The hilt of the katana becomes your handle when you open the umbrella up.

Find it: Amazon

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