Is a £1,299 drone the future of umbrellas?

It's named the Umbrella Drone, and, yes you've guessed it, it’s a drone with an umbrella on it. 

Photo Credit: Drones Direct

Using cutting edge drone technology, this specially adapted Phantom 4 drone hovers above you, and automatically tracks your movement via GPS in your smartphone.

The company blurb says that 'it frees up your hands so you can concentrate on things like walking the dog, riding a bike and shooting photos in style'; but that's as long as you only go for a short walk, as 30 minutes is the extent of its battery life.

It seems like fun, and I know techies will love this idea, but, at a cost of £1,299 each, I don't think the humble umbrella is going to go the way of the dodo anytime soon.

Take a look :

Photo Credit: Drones Direct