The Humble Umbrella Goes High Tech: WiFi, Built-In Camera, Espresso Maker The Vagabondish Team April 21 Gear, Sidelines 3 Comments This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.Okay, not specifically travel related, but flashpackers will love this one … Mary Poppins would have been more than impressed. A new high tech umbrella that allows you to take pictures with an built-in digital camera as you’re sauntering along, promises to extricate the umbrella from its fuddy duddy image and give it some high tech appeal. You can snap pictures with the camera in your open umbrella, and you don’t even have to wait till you get out of the downpour to watch the results of your efforts — simply upload the photos to your Flickr account, and instantly watch them on a screen on the umbrella by just a flick of your wrist. Literally. Made in Tokyo, the Pileus Wi-Fi Camera Umbrella also boasts a GPS and a digital compass. And this is only the first version. Expect more high tech gadgetry added if this model takes off. FYI: it’s already sold out. 3 Responses Earth Day: green travel tips; high-tech umbrella; London - Travel - LATimes.com April 22 […] GEAR | Vagabondish has the scoop on a tricked out umbrella that can take pictures and give your point of view more height. I’ll let them tell you about […] Reply Louise April 22 I don’t like it… Plus, how do you keep the camera dry? Reply Mike Richard April 22 Oh, I think the whole idea is completely ridiculous. But it is pretty damn funny. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... *Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. + five = Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.