The Umbrella You Can't Lose! (Unless you forget to sync this to your phone...)
This is actually available for pre-orders on Kickstarter currently, linking it because I think this is pretty cool! Take a high-quality Davek umbrella (check out the "Wind Machine vs Davek Umbrella" video on that Kickstarter page) and make it "smart" with Davek's Loss Alert: this umbrella easily syncs to your phone via a free app and once connected, the umbrella will send you a reminder if you accidentally leave it behind! Basically there's a little chip hidden in the the handle, and once synced to your phone via the app, a silent signal is read by your smartphone, creating in invisible "leash" between your umbrella and phone. If the distance between the chip and your phone exceeds a certain distance (30 ft or so), the umbrella sends a reminder to your phone. The chip is powered by a plain coin cell battery and it's designed to go into 'sleep mode' when not in use, so a single battery will last 1+ years (depending on usage). The battery is easily replaceable. You'll see that this umbrella is available in three different sizes: Mini (so mini!), Original and Grande. Another awesome feature on this free app is the "Last Known Location" feature - your app will show you the last known location of the umbrella if you're not able to find it!
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