Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Remember the ubiquitous umbrella?

Anyone remember the ubiquitous umbrella from around the middle of last year? Well it looks like someone has actually brought a version to market.

CREDIT: Ambient
The Ambient Umbrella

I must admit to liking Materious concept look-and-feel better, that big chunky glowing curved handle looked good, but I'm still impressed that someone is bringing this to market with the expectation that people are actually going to buy it. Ubiquitous computing might be the future, but only when it's a lot cheaper than US$125 for an umbrella.