Davek introduces a new umbrella you will never lose
December 31, 2015
We’ve all done it – left our umbrellas behind at one place or another, only to be caught out later on in a horrific downpour of rain. But this could now be a thing of the past, thanks to a clever and innovative umbrella recently released by Davek.
The Davek Alert umbrella seeks to ensure you never lose your waterproof companion again by including a Bluetooth proximity chip, which, when used in conjunction with a connected mobile app, means you can track the location of your lost brolly. The app is compatible with both Android and iOS, meaning it will work with most smartphones. It works by alerting you if you have exceeded a distance of 30 feet from your umbrella.
Technology aside, the Davek Alert is still a great little umbrella, sturdy and durable, as well as automatic, so it simply opens and closes with the touch of a button. The downside, however, is the price tag of $130, though if you never lost an umbrella again, maybe it’s worth the price?
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