After a week of (impressively accurate) precipitation warnings, I’m sold on the Kisha’s iCharms — not to mention bone-dry. Actually, the Kisha did fail once, but that was my fault. The app warned of an eight per cent chance of precipitation. So I took a gamble — and learned some harsh lessons.
This umbrella is armed with Bluetooth and a companion app, so it can alert you when you're parted from it (or leave it on the bus). It's location-aware, so if you place it in a designated "safe zone" such as your house, it won't bother you. But if rain is forecast, it will then ask to be brought along.
If you've ever left your umbrella on a train or bus, or got caught in an unexpected rain shower, this smart brolly may be the answer.
Called Kisha, the umbrella syncs with an app via Bluetooth to provide up-to-date and accurate weather forecasts.
But it can also be tracked using a built-in beacon meaning you'll always be able to find it.
So, all hail the Kisha Umbrella. The world's first 'smart' umbrella (according to the sales blurb), the Kisha not only gives you a heads up when rain is in the air, but it also provides a gentle elbow in the ribs when you leave it behind in your favourite bar or friend's house.
Kisha won’t alert you of received texts or emails but this umbrella is still plenty clever in a more weather-relevant way, with a built-in Bluetooth module lets it communicate with your smartphone. Upon heading out the door in the morning, if the chance of precipitation is high and your Kisha’s not in hand, a notification on your device will remind you to grab it.
This smart brolly tells you if it’s going to rain today and syncs with an app on your phone to let you know if you’ve left it behind somewhere.
It's time to stop the endless cycle of forgetting your umbrella, buying a new one and then inevitably losing it. The Bluetooth-enabled Kisha umbrella connects to an app that notifies you if there's a possibility of rain in the day's forecast and will even send an alert if you leave the area without your umbrella in hand.
However if you’re looking to never forget your umbrella again, you might be interested in the Kisha umbrella which is a smart umbrella that will try its very best not to be left behind the next time you take it out with you. This is thanks to its built-in Bluetooth connectivity and an accompanying app that will remind you that you have left it behind when it goes out of range.
"Kisha is a smart umbrella that sends you reminders if you lose it, and provides the ultimate protection against rain and wind!"
"Kisha Smart Umbrella Classic is a beautiful and durable unit connected to a smartphone app to ensure you never lose an umbrella ever again!"
Wind-testing an ultra wind-resistant umbrella [video] http://t.co/sOEaTpgBI1 pic.twitter.com/qhmM4zX6T2— Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki) June 14, 2015
Best umbrella I have ever owned! ☔? Love that @GetKisha keeps me dry & reminds me to take her along in the morning! ? pic.twitter.com/1kT0qgBuJA— Ana (@anajelusic) August 25, 2015
Welcome to a world where you never get caught in the #rain! @GetKisha is the smart #umbrella of the future! #gadget pic.twitter.com/A1moU7UonU— Soundworks Inc (@SoundworksInc) May 19, 2015
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Everybody in the room at the #WinDays conference wants a Kisha now! @GetKisha @AndrijaColak— WinDays (@windays) April 21, 2015
@GetKisha Congratulations with a new customer. Me::-) My order has been placed.— Erik Spade (@erik_spade) April 12, 2015
@GetKisha thank you, and its just so gorgeous ... umbrellas truly make the world go round— TheLoraDonnie (@bburnttoast) April 11, 2015
Live in a rainy area? This app/umbrella combo could change your life: https://t.co/tDbFxJQSL4 by @getkisha— Michael Karp (@_MichaelKarp) July 29, 2015
@GetKisha What a great idea!! Need the worlds best umbrella?? Check out #kisha #umbrella #entrepreneur— Randy Hunt (@Cpt_Randall) July 28, 2015
You might be needing one of these today... http://t.co/D2xxKPozLC #Rain @GetKisha pic.twitter.com/T6QDd1cwno— ES Lifestyle (@ESLifeandStyle) July 24, 2015
I just bought a @getkisha umbrella! Internet of things is my new thing!— Sam Bowman (@s8mb) October 23, 2015
@GetKisha Loving the leopard look :)— Ana Lamotchkina (@a_lamot) November 6, 2015