We might not want to get into the nitti-gritties of technology, but when something unusual is unraveled by the geeks, we are all eyes and ears. Umbrella was probably the last thing, I would have expected to get influenced by hi-fi technology, but guess I was wrong! But ordinary is extraordinary, with this functional personal speaker system. Brainchild of Yusuke Kamiyama and Mai Tanaka, Oto-Shigure consists of an amplifier and motor attached to the outermost rim of the umbrella. This ordinary looking Japanese umbrella, with its attached music player, will only play music for you, so no one around is disturbed. The umbrella is 3D sound space embedded which creates an aura so that the music is only heard underneath its circumference. If the umbrella makes it beyond the prototype stage, you will have to shell out $100 to call it your own!