Future fashion: the Blade Runner brolly

The mind-boggling developments of the near future, as envisioned by Ridley Scott in Blade Runner, pretty much boiled down to flying cars and light-up umbrellas. So we're thrilled that at least one of these has arrived ten years ahead of schedule. Quite why it took someone so long to put LEDs into an umbrella shaft is beyond us (and is in no way connected to the fact that carrying one makes you look like a numpty).

We've had one knocking round the office for a week or so now, and sadly no one has been quiet brave enough to road-test it, even during yesterday's apocalyptic downpour. Next time there's a shower, The Bespokesman may just have to take one for the team.

Lightblade Umbrella, £19.99, www.iwantoneofthose.com

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