It’s the winter, and for many of us, that means having an umbrella always handy. Especially as winter turns to spring, it’ll be important to have your umbrella handy, but it’s also painfully easy to lose. You can buy the best umbrellas, but if you misplace them, they don’t do you much good. You could, of course, just try to remember it and keep it handy at all times, but if you know that’s not happening, then more drastic measures will need to be taken, courtesy of the Davek Alert.
First of all, the Davek isn’t just a Totes with a sensor in it. It’s an umbrella made of fine materials, with a microfiber cover at 190 thread count, a solid steel central column, and aircraft aluminum and steel for the ribs. The idea is to make it both flexible and sturdy, so when you get nailed by a wind gust, your umbrella doesn’t become a busted cloth bowl on a stick.
So, there’s that. But there is also, of course, the digital component. Built into the handle is a beacon chip. This ties to an app, naturally, because of course there’s an umbrella app, and if you get more than thirty feet from your umbrella, the alarm goes off. It’s powered by a simple coin battery, and, thankfully, you can enable or disable the alarm with just a tap.
Umbrella, Eh? Eh? Eh?
While forgetting your umbrella is perhaps a relatively minor annoyance, that only holds true until you step outside and discover you’re about to take an involuntary shower. Still, the annoyance of getting drenched does have to be weighed against the hefty $125 cost of a digital umbrella made from the finest materials. Then again, if you spend that much on a shirt, one could consider it insurance.