New umbrella will warn you before it rains

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This Nifty Umbrella Will Warn You Before It Rains

Meet the Oombrella. This umbrella can predict if it's going to rain in its immediate vicinity using a chip inside its handle.

"We send you a notification on your smartphone and it says, 'Hey it's going to rain in 15 minutes where you are, so you better take your umbrella,'" said a spokesman for Wezzoo, the company that makes the Oombrella.

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It's a neat idea, but it comes with an $85 price tag. That's pretty pricey, given the fact you can get similar information from a free weather app.

But hey, at least it looks pretty cool. And if you are forgetful, the Oombrella will send a warning to your smartphone if you leave it behind somewhere.

Get a glimpse at the Oombrella below:

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New umbrella will warn you before it rains
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The device, which has yet to launch on Kickstarter, is expected to go on sale sometime in March and be available by Christmas.

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