Your secret dream of running out into pouring showers and singin' in the rain Gene Kelly style may soon become a reality. Two German media arts students have conceived of the iBrella, an umbrella that doubles as an interactive iPod remote.
Users can control their iPod by changing the motion of the umbrella. Opening and closing the umbrella, for example, or simply jabbing it into the air, will pause or play the iPod, while shaking the umbrella vigorously will play a random song. Every iPod control has a corresponding motion; you can just plug your iPod into the bottom of … Read more