In case the summer proves too unbearable, here comes the Fanbrella to give you a little chill. Like all cool gadgets it’s got a certain peculiarity to it. Those susceptible to owning weird stuff should seriously check this out. Imagine an umbrella that’s got a fan underneath its canopy.
Here’s more from the product page:
This is the umbrella with a built-in motorized fan and UV-reflecting canopy that creates a carry-along haven on hot summer days. A button on the bottom of the handle activates a quiet three-blade fan under the canopy that rotates at up to 650 rpm to produce a refreshing downdraft. The fan’s blades collapse along the umbrella’s shaft, so that it is no larger than standard bumbershoots when closed. The spacious 57 1/2″ diameter polyester canopy has a PVC backing that blocks 98.6% of harmful UV rays for a UPF of 50+–the highest attainable. Equally effective against precipitation, the umbrella’s shaft and ribs are plastic, providing sturdy support, but won’t rust like metal. Requires six AA batteries that provide 5 1/2 hours of continuous operation.
The Fanbrella is currently selling for $79.95 plus five bucks for the batteries.