All-Weather Texting


As a rainy city resident, this seems like a really bad idea when it’s already difficult enough playing umbrella wars down the sidewalk! Alas, I’d still use it! It’s called Phone-brella and, as you might’ve guessed from the name, it’s an umbrella that enables text messaging while being shielded from the rain. The C-shaped handgrip for the Phone-brella is what makes it possible. The grip can be placed around the wrist to free both hands for mobile messaging when accurate response time is needed; for web surfing when dexterous handling by both hands is required; or for navigating map applications when multi-touch operations are essential for stable and effective data retrieval.

Phone-brella is a 2015 Red Dot Award: Design Concept winner.

Designer: KT