The umbrella seems to be undergoing some kind of revolution here. From this concept, to this one here: an air umbrella. It uses a force field of air to keep you dry. Take a look at it.

Would you dare use it? Turns out it actually works like a real umbrella.

The invention prevents you from getting wet. But it could make others wet because it propels rain into a three-foot canopy.

“If nearby pedestrians do not take [their] umbrella… they will be affected more or less, but they will get wet in a rainy day if not taking umbrella anyway,” creator Chuan Wang said.

The umbrella raised eight times the creators' goal of $10,000 on Kickstarter.

The device weighs less than two pounds, has a motor and a fan and is powered by a lithium battery.

Limitations: Intense wind can actually render the umbrella useless.

“When the speed of wind reaches certain level, not even the umbrella you are using now is useful and [neither is] the air umbrella,” Wang wrote.

And unfortunately, the futuristic umbrella needs to be charged for 30 to 60 minutes for about 15 to 30 minutes of use, depending on the model.