Umbrella That Uses Newspapers To Shield Its Users From Rain
For the ones who left their Vodafone phone-charging umbrella back home in the event of an unpredicted downpour, London-based product designer Shiu Yuk Yuen has come up with a gadget that reuses objects as umbrellas.
Called the ‘Eco Brolly’, the umbrella is pocket-size and made of lightweight aluminium; and allows its users to clip objects, such as newspapers, plastic bags or cards, and turn them into an umbrella.
“It is a supporting device when it rains, all the user has to do is unscrew the top lid, poke the lip onto the middle of a recyclable object, quick screw to secure it and open it out like an umbrella,” Shiu wrote.
The only downside is that Eco Brolly is not recommended for heavy storms or prolonged usage.
“This is for short distances, but it can last longer, by clipping the clips at each end of the umbrella onto the newspaper to stabilize it,” she continued.
[via Shiu Yuk Yuen]