Vodafone, European mobile phone network operator have given the world a glimpse inside their R&D labs, revealing a high-tech multi-purpose inspector gadget umbrella.
Not only is the umbrella a signal booster for your Vodafone mobile but it will also charge your phone using the integrated solar cells and battery. But wait there’s more, it can also guide the way around the midnight munchies run at the festival with an integrated torch and it will even keep you dry in an English summer storm, being an umbrella.
The booster brolly was on display at this years Isle of Man TT. While it may still in testing at the R&D labs of Vodafone, as long as Inspector Gadget doesn’t kill anyone with it a retail version will be released in time for the European summer festival season, it is currently only a PR tool. Don’t be surprised to see the Vodafone Umbrella in the background of the Olympics.