Nothing spells summer more than Australian beach, sun, sand, and surf with its crystalline blue waters, and clear skies. Each summer, families both local and international pack their swimming and surfing gear and head over to the Australian coast in droves to enjoy the exotic seaside experience. But the inviting sun also comes at a cost-overexposure to the sun and the resultant sunburn.
Sunburn is a condition that results from the skin’s overexposure to the sun’s ultra-violet rays (UVA, UVB, UVC). It is characterized by a reddening of the skin, severe burn-like spots, inflammation, and blistering. It can also be accompanied by feverish chills, headaches, feelings of weakness. lethargy and nausea. In short, you get sunburn when you sit in the sun for too long. Later, the skin will itch and begin peeling as the body attempts to jettison damaged skin cells and replace them with new ones. In extreme cases, overexposure to the sun’s UV rays can result in melanoma, a type of cancer that is common among ardent sun surfers. Other effects of extended exposure to the sun are premature aging and unsightly wrinkling of the skin.
Over the years, we’ve tried different “non-creative” remedies in an effort to tackling the issue of sunburn caused by overexposure to the sun. These remedies range from old fashioned shielding of the eyes with the hand, T-shirts, books, hats, umbrellas, towels, and tents. Sun screen lotions and other ointments have also made their contribution when it comes to shielding the skin from the relentless sun. None of these efforts have made a dent in the war against sunburn and/or premature aging caused by UV rays.
But why ruin a perfect Australian summer, or any other summer for that matter? Introducing Shader, a revolutionary new way of enjoying the outdoors and maximizing your time in the sun. Shader is a compact, portable shielding device that protects the skin from the sun and its harmful UV rays. It calls for the perfect beach and outdoor experience for people of all genders and ages. When not in use, Shader lies flat for easy storage and transportation. Once it’s open, the device works to fully cover the head and face, offering you perfect shade and privacy. Additionally, you’re protected from sand, wind, and dust which can be quite bothersome at the beach. None can argue that too much sun, sand, wind, and dust, can potentially ruin an otherwise pristine day at the beach. Let Shader save the day. The device is made to be as flexible as possible and can be quickly adjusted and moved from one spot to another with relative ease.
Shader is made by HGT Innovations Pty Ltd (How Good’s That?), a renowned Australian Company popular for developing the innovative and stylish “Fantom Doorstop“, a product now available in over 60 countries. For those not in the know, the Fantom Doorstop is a popular flush-mounted magnetic doorstop with a hold-open function that caused quite a stir when it was launched.
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Shader comes with accessories which include a tailor-made beach bag for Shader towel and accessories, a removable chill pillow, drink holders in the base, a solar-powered 2 USB port battery pack, a USB fan, and Velcro straps for use with a sunbed.
In a bid to make this dream a reality, Shader has chosen crowdfunding as a way to jumpstart production. Its Kickstarter campaign in the hopes of rallying the community together and getting the word out. The campaign recently tripled its pledges and received a boost that saw it sprinting towards its goal of heading into production. If you want to become part of this exciting journey, please visit the Shader Kickstarter campaign page to offer your support and make a pledge. Pledging towards a campaign is very simple and easy to do! To find out how simply visit the Kickstarter FAQs page, this provides you with all the information you need to know to become Kickstarter savvy! You can also view additional photos of the prototype and take advantage of some very awesome rewards and early bird specials prepared just for you!