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Flexibler is an Umbrella That Stands

Standing Umbrella

There are many reasons why most people prefer folding, automatic umbrellas. For one, they’re more compact and expand with a simple push of a button. They’re less of a pain to carry around and you don’t have to deal with one problem that people with regular umbrellas have: trying to make it stand when it’s prompted against a wall or table.

Solving this first-world problem are Liang-Hock Poh and Ming-Hung Lin, who came up with the Flexibler. It’s basically an umbrella with a flexible, adjustable handle that you can bend and twist this way and that to stabilize it when you want to make it stand.

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Nubrella is a Funny-Looking Hands-Free Umbrella

Nubrella

Normally simple or easy tasks become complicated when it’s raining outside. From crossing the road to get to your favorite diner or walking a few blocks to where you parked, there’s the extra hassle of having to carry an umbrella while lugging around your usual stuff. Often people have to make two trips or more because they simply can’t carry everything at once. It’s times like these when an extra hand (and we mean that literally) would be helpful.

That’s probably what Alan Kaufman had in mind when he came up with the Nubrella, which he dubs as “the world’s first hands-free umbrella.” I wouldn’t say it’s the first (remember the Umbrella Hat?), but it is the first that looks well-thought out and well-designed.

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