Friday, November 07, 2008

Japanese Umbrella Can Be Used As A Speaker

In a country like England, (where we have so far only had 24 minutes of sunshine in November), it rains alot. This umbrella will not only keep you warm, but let you listen to all your fave tunes out loud. Japanese inventors, Yusuke Kamiyama and Mai Tanaka have created the Oto-Shigure, an umbrella made of bamboo and paper that has a built in amplifier, connected to four tiny vibrating motors located on the tips of the umbrella. Apparently, the cool thing is that the sound can only be heard if you stand under the umbrella. Sounds like a perfect addition to gloomy London and at $100 USD, it's well worth it!

See plants being used as speakers post HERE.


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