Because we are all completely ADDICTED to our iPhones, manufacturers have started creating products that allow us to use our phones regardless of what situation we're in. Out in the cold and don't want to take your gloves off to send a text message? BAM—we now have those semi-functioning gloves with something built into the fingers that allow us to use a touch screen without removing our gloves.
Those gloves help with cold weather, but what about when it's raining (which, I guess is now ALL THE TIME if you live in the Northeast)? How could you possibly function walking around in the rain without checking your email?
The Brolly Umbrella ($19.95, Brolly) has swooped in and solved this problem. The Brolly looks like someone jammed brass knuckles onto the end of a regular umbrella, but what it does is allow you to hold your umbrella and your phone in one hand, using your free hand to furiously text your boyfriend to tell him that you got caught in the rain and your shoes are ruined.