Air Umbrella Could Be a Reality by 2015 – But is That a Good Thing?

October 16, 2014 by  
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In the history of pointless devices, the air umbrella has to be among one of the foremost and it could soon be a reality. According to Core77 , the invisible umbrella concept – which uses forced air to repel falling water – was created by U.K. industrial design student, Quentin DeBaene , and the concept generated plenty of interest when it was introduced last year as a submission for the James Dyson Award . The date initially proposed for building the umbrella was 2050, but with a recently-successful Kickstarter campaign that doubled its initial target goal of $10,000, a ‘research team’ in China is claiming it could put out the umbrella by as early as 2015. Read the rest of Air Umbrella Could Be a Reality by 2015 – But is That a Good Thing? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air umbrella , air umbrella concept , Core77 air umbrella , debaene , dyson , fan , gadget , high , kickstarter , Kickstarter air umbrella , rain , repel , speed , umbrella

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Air Umbrella Could Be a Reality by 2015 – But is That a Good Thing?

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