As a life-long fan of the 1982 film Blade Runner, I’ve always wanted one of those light-up umbrellas like the street denizens of Ridley Scott’s pre-apocalyptic Los Angeles carry, and now that I actually live in the (for real dystopian cyberpunk) future, such a thing is conveniently available.
I got this thing in the mail yesterday and thought it was cool enough to share with our readers, as I know we’ve got a lot of Blade Runner fans in our audience.
For an umbrella that costs under $25 and has electronic parts, it’s surprisingly well-constructed. It has three light modes: solid blue, and two different flash modes. It’s the perfect accessory to light your way through the rain and fog as you head down to the noodle shop, keeping your eyes peeled for replicants.
You can pick one up at Amazon HERE. There are other brands that seem to do the same thing, but this is the one I got and I can vouch for the quality.
It’s just the thing to keep the rain off your tears as you watch the C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.