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Brolly: The text-friendly umbrella

Brolly: The text-friendly umbr...
Brolly is an umbrella which sports an innovative finger grip, allowing its user to stay dry and text at the same time
Brolly is an umbrella which sports an innovative finger grip, allowing its user to stay dry and text at the same time
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A four-finger ergonomic grip is the main selling point of Brolly, compared to other umbrellas on the market
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A four-finger ergonomic grip is the main selling point of Brolly, compared to other umbrellas on the market
Brolly could be a real boon for people who suffer from arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or any other condition which affects the hands
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Brolly could be a real boon for people who suffer from arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or any other condition which affects the hands
Brolly promises to make bad weather slightly less boring
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Brolly promises to make bad weather slightly less boring
Brolly's four-finger ergonomic grip leaves both thumbs free for texting
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Brolly's four-finger ergonomic grip leaves both thumbs free for texting
Brolly is an umbrella which sports an innovative finger grip, allowing its user to stay dry and text at the same time
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Brolly is an umbrella which sports an innovative finger grip, allowing its user to stay dry and text at the same time
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A closer look at Brolly's innovative grip
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A closer look at Brolly's innovative grip
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It’s a cliche, but sometimes the simple ideas really can be the best, and a new umbrella dubbed “Brolly” reinforces this notion once again by offering an umbrella design which allows the user to keep a firm grip on the handle, while still leaving both thumbs free for texting.

Admittedly, Brolly doesn't boast the ability to entertain passers by with glitchy tones, nor does it radically re-invent the umbrella's classic form. But what it lacks in novelty, Brolly promises to make up for in utility, with a soft and ergonomic finger hole grip which makes use of all four fingers to keep a steady umbrella.

A closer look at Brolly's innovative grip
A closer look at Brolly's innovative grip

Assuming it works as well as advertised, Brolly could also potentially be a real boon for people who suffer from arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and some other conditions which affect the hands, as it is claimed to reduce the amount of pressure needed in order to hold the handle firmly.

Brolly is offered in blue and black, and will set you back US$19.95.

The promo video below shows Brolly in action.

Source: Brollytime

Introducing the Brolly Rain Umbrella

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4 comments
4 comments
Fahrenheit 451
Great, more aimlessly walking individuals texting while walking whereby the texting takes precedence and the civility of walking is disrupted by those affixed to their phones versus their environment.
VoiceofReason
Stop reading my mind F451. :D
icwhatudidthere
Lol, my thoughts exactly. Add in this weapon of eye destruction and this will be great in cities.
Racqia Dvorak
If designed for texting, it could have also served as a built-in cellular signal booster. That would be revolutionary, not a new grip.