The Phone-brella Makes Texting and Walking on Rainy Days a Cinch

Posted On Thu, August 20, 2015 By

Posted On Thu, August 20, 2015 By In Design, Products

Wasn’t it just miserable getting to work this morning? Trying to walk, balance the umbrella, and text all at the same time? Thankfully, there are some people out there who understand this painful situation, like the folks over at Korean-based company kt. The wireless telecommunications giant developed the phone-brella, which, according to designboom, has “an ergonomic C-shaped handgrip that’s placed around the user’s wrist. The bottom half of the C pins acts as a counter-weight, balancing the object and helping the shoulder prop it up,” leaving both hands free to text away.

The Korean company designed phone-brella as an entry to the Red Dot Design Awards, and out of 7,400 projects from 53 countries, they took the top prize.

phone-brella, umbrella design, kt design, Red Dot Design Awards, texting while walking

phone-brella, umbrella design, kt design, Red Dot Design Awards, texting while walking

The umbrella comes in five different colors and is adorned with kt’s corporate graphics. Unfortunately, it’s currently only being offered as a special gift for kt clients.

[Via designboom]

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