The iBrella - the Wii controller for your iPod?
In the world of gadgets, we know that they are not all meant to be that practical, sometimes it is just enough to say you can. Take the iBrella for instance. This is a proto-type controller for the iPod which uses motion to control the playback functions, and even opening and closing the umbrella to start/stop your music/video playback. I think it is just for fun, but a lot of work has gone into it.
As has been said already around the Net, I wouldn't fancy using it when it was actually raining, especially if it was during a thunderstorm, as this poor unfortunate can attest, but it is a cool idea, and the video demonstration makes great viewing!