HAZ Digital, a technology startup dedicated to the integration of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, has announced the launch of the HAZ Umbrella, the automatic umbrella with smart features. The HAZ Umbrella will be launched via a crowdfunding campaign.
The HAZ Umbrella frees users from cumbersome traditional umbrellas by way a built-in high preci-sion motor, microchip controller, and high capacity li-ion battery, which allows it to open, extend, and close with the push a single button. Ready for use or storage in under two seconds, the um-brella is fully automated and convenient for users who are carrying multiple objects.
To complement the convenient automatic open/close feature, the HAZ Umbrella is also embedded with intelligent anti-loss capabilities. By integrating Bluetooth Low Energy technology, the embedded Bluetooth chipset is able to connect to the user’s existing iPhone or Android device. If the umbrella moves out of the signal range and disconnects with the smart phone, the phone will notify the user that the umbrella has been left behind, along with its last known location.
The HAZ Umbrella app also acts as an intelligent weather reminder for when the user forgets or does not have the time to check the weather forecast. By positioning the user’s location, the app will push a notification to the smartphone app when the umbrella should be carried, such as during rain or high UV.
“The technology in the umbrella industry has not seen any major advances in decades,” said Harry Hu, co-founder and product eirector of HAZ Digital Inc. ”The HAZ Umbrella is our first product in realizing our mission to use great technology to build products to improve lifestyles in an Internet-connected era. Not only does the umbrella offer tremendous benefits in convenience and usability, but we think that it is also a fantastic fashion statement for those with an eye for great design and robust quality.”