Wednesday, September 17th, 2008
Fame or Shame Game #7: Origami Auto-Fold Stroller
The Origami Stroller by 4Moms opens and closes â€” collapses and expands â€” at the push of a button.
The folding action is by way of a rechargeable battery that charges itself through normal use of the stroller. Push the stroller 300 feet and you’re good for a fold.
A sensor in the seat prevents folding while a child is seated.
An LCD panel on the handlebar displays a pedometer, speedometer, thermometer and battery status.
And the stroller has daytime running lights.
I’ll skip the mundane details common on high-end strollers â€” bassinet, car seat adapter, etc. Just trust it does a lot of the other stuff you want. And it should for a suggested retail price of $650. It hits the market in February 2009.
Hat tips to Baby Chic 101 and Baby Gizmo for the scoop from which I culled these details. Check their reports from the ABC Kids Expo for more. I’m not sure who to credit for the embedded video, but it might be Car & Caboodle.
Now, I ask you dear Thinga-readers… are these four mom inventors destined for fame, or shame?