If you've ever tried to frustratingly juggle your phone and umbrella like some hapless idiot in an infomercial, you can rest assured there's at least one other person who's been in the same situation. But instead of grumbling about it, they went and created the Brolly: an umbrella with a redesigned handle that makes it easier to text in a downpour.
And it's not like its creator has just tacked a smartphone dock onto an umbrella or anything like that. The $US20 Brolly's handle has simply been enhanced with a beefier grip and finger holes letting you securely hold even a wind-blasted umbrella with one hand, leaving the other to post tweets lamenting about the weather or Instagram shots showing how soaked your shoes are. [Brolly via DamnGeeky]