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Air Umbrella Creates An Air-Based Forcefield Above Your Head

We’re not sure why you’d want this Air Umbrella instead of a regular umbrella, other than to maybe feel like you’re living in the future. See, it basically replaces the canopy with a circular curtain of air that blows the raindrops clear out of the way. The large shaft contains a battery, while the dome has both an impeller and propeller, drawing air in only to blow it back out with force. Depending on the model, the battery should last between 15 and 30 minutes, and the entire thing weighs between 500g and 800g. So, yeah, you’re looking at a heavy umbrella that can protect you from the rain for 30 minutes at most. Oh, and it’s expensive too, with models becoming available with a $118 pledge. That’s a lot of things working against it, but hey, you pair this with some Back To The Future shoes and you can legitimately go around pretending you just traveled back in time.

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Commute Case Folds Open and Transforms Into a Scooter

Commute Case

The Commute-Case looks like something you’d see on the Jetsons with its sleek and futuristic design. While it looks like some strange contraption to be used to wheel your briefcase around, it’s actually much more than that. It’s a compact electric scooter that folds into a briefcase or trolley when it’s not in use.

When you’re ready to go, just fold it open and scoot along. The Commute-Case weighs 27 pounds with a weight capacity of 275 pounds. It has a top speed of 12.5mph and boasts of a 25-mile range. Like most scooters, it’s weatherproof and comes with a manual handbrake.

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Pierpaolo Lazzarini’s Water Jet Looks Like Something From the Future

Jet Capsule

It’s not a boat and it’s not a jetski, but it looks like a cross between the two, albeit a really futuristic one. This is the jet capsule designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini in collaboration with Luca Solla from S3. The egg-shaped boat is built with a fiberglass hull with stainless steel handrails, with a plush interior and comfortable-looking seats that can accommodate up to eight people.

The craft measures just 7.5 meters and has a powerful 325-hp Yanmar diesel engine with a Hamilton waterjet to reach speeds of up to 25 knots. The boat’s designer explains that the idea for the craft was based on “having a boat small enough to be easily maneuvered, yet spacious enough to take a handful of friends out for drinks, over to a port for an evening’s entertainment.”

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Big Belly is a Smart Trash Can that Lets Collectors Know When It’s Full

Big Belly Trash Can

You know city cleaners are doing their jobs when you cruise around the neighborhood and notice that there aren’t any overflowing trash bins in sight. It’s either that, or they’ve upgraded their bins to the Big Belly, which is as futuristic as trash cans can get.

It has two main features that sets it apart from all other garbage cans. First of all, it uses solar energy to compact trash inside it (yes, that’s a solar panel that you see at the top.) Second, it’s got sensors that determine when the trash can is already full. Once it detects this, it then fires off an email to garbage collectors informing them that it’s time to pick up the trash.

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