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HAZ automatic umbrella outsmarts the rain

Umbrellas: can’t live with them, can’t live without them — at least until they’re inevitably lost. Pretty much anyone can relate to the near-universal despair at having misplaced an umbrella despite knowing full well it will happen soon after its purchased.

Recent years have seen everything from thermuses to sneakers coming online through Bluetooth, and now the HAZ umbrella joins the fray. The umbrella features a one-button automatic open and close feature for ease of use while boasting a Bluetooth connection to communicate weather forecasts and the ability to send anti-loss alerts to an iOS or Android device.