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Numbrella

Yep. Pretty much what you were expecting
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The UV coated, solar collecting fabric of the Numbrella is insulated on the underside and powers a small, sound proof compressor. As the refrigerant expands up the handle and through the hollow underside louvers...brackets...struts? I don't know what they’re called, the bendy thingies.

Anyway the heat is released up a hollow insulated tube running up the inside of the refrigerant release handle to upper louvers.

The cold underside coupled with shade makes anyone beneath the Numbrella totally cool.


Parts of an umbrella http://www.umbrella.../parts-umbrella.htm
[Klaatu, May 27 2008]

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       So, basically, this is based on the principal of radiant coldth?
MaxwellBuchanan, May 26 2008
  

       Numbrella? I was expecting an umbrella with a calculator built in. Instead, you're promoting something designed to freeze the brass off a bald monkey. I demand a refund! A recount! A recourse! Aw, forget it.   

       Shouldn't the last line read //makes anyone beneath the Numbrella comfortably numb//?
Canuck, May 27 2008
  

       // the bendy thingies //   

       Lawyers ? Or are they the twisty thingies ?
8th of 7, May 27 2008
  

       I was expecting to be offered a cup of tea...
wagster, May 27 2008
  

       It's a small solar-powered fridge for your hands, where, the power-source also provides shade?
pertinax, May 27 2008
  

       I figured that the coldth would radiate down from the underside...stretchers?
<I never would have guessed that they were called stretchers>, and somewhat from the...tube, but the handle would be insulated or removable to convert it to a beach umbrella.
  

       Comfortably numb wouldn't be a bad slogan.   

       Don't get me started on lawyers. I'm sure they're fine folks at heart, but when you've just had an IP lawyer ding you almost a grand for a disclosure agreement, (replete with type-o's) that you could have downloaded for free off the net plus time spent emailing, you just...well you just want your fins back.
Bloody sharks.
  

       [wagster] if you are ever in the neighborhood you are cordially invited for a cup of tea.
Don't get a swelled head now though, that offer stands for anyone on this site...B.Y.O.dogsled.
  

       [pertinax] has it, just not for your hands. Ad a little mister and you've got your own little oasis.   

       + Keep my tea on ice for summer with the numbrella, would ya?
xandram, May 28 2008
  

       : ]   

       Do you think adding a little mister will make it more appealing to po?
Canuck, May 28 2008
  

       a little mister - hmmm? [fans face]
po, May 28 2008
  

       I thought it was gonna be an umbrella you could eat.   

       Or one that injected the user with lidocaine.
daseva, May 28 2008
  
      
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