With the monsoon advancing slowly across India, it's umbrella season once more. And for those who never want to be far from their music or their phone, there is a cool tool on offer this year: the "Happy" Bluetooth -powered umbrella. The handle of this sturdy and fairly large 40 inch (100 cms) automatic nylon fabric umbrella, doubles as a Bluetooth speaker, with recessed ports for a USB charging cable, a microSD memory card to store your music on board and a 0.3 mm earphone socket. An on-off button plus stop-start music controls also find space.
Once you locate and sync the umbrella under the name "LiTai" on your mobile phone's Bluetooth finder, you can play any music you may find with your hand set and also make and take hands-free phone calls. If singin' and talkin' in the rain is your thing, you can get the product from Flintstop.com for Rs 1,299.