Welcome the Origami to party, the world’s first ever power-folding stroller. It was a practical gadget that made an appearance at CES this year and was part of The Last Gadget Standing competition that had a bunch of cool tech toys go head to head against each other. It was one of the top ten finalists and any parent can probably see why as can be seen in this YouTube video.
Not only does this baby power fold but it has an LCD screen that lets you know how far you have travelled and a bunch of other hooks for those well off parents. Now all this tech doesn’t come cheap as the retail price is $849.99 but if they can get the price down a bit then I think they have a winner. You can tell that a lot of time and effort went into the design and it will be coming out soon, probably not soon enough for many. 🙂
Here is the description for the Stroller quoted from The Last Gadget Standing post:
The Origami is the world’s first power-folding stroller: at the touch of a button, it folds itself. It’s also the world’s first cell phone-charging, mileage-counting, LCD-sporting stroller, with generators in the rear wheels that charge the stroller as you walk. Plus, the Origami has daytime running lights, pathway lights for low-light conditions, and sensors that detect when a child’s in the seat (so it’ll never fold by accident). From power folding to cell phone charging, it’s everything a stroller should be.
This is what one of the judges at ‘The Last Gadget Standing’ had to say:
It’s about time. The world of baby strollers is has gone high tech and high style. With “as you walk” self –recharging generators built into the wheels, this stroller folds up with the touch of a button. Built-in sensors make sure that you’re not accidentally folding your child, headlights turn on automatically to accommodate strolls in low light conditions. An LCD display tells you how far and fast you’ve travelled. Top it off with a one-step breaking mechanism,a sun roof, cup holders and plenty of storage this stroller takes parenting into an entirely new realm.
Best: Designed by moms, for moms, these folks have thought of everything. Just hope the next version has a sensor to tell you about wet diapers.
Needs work: Gulp! I spent less on my first car, the Origami double the price of top of the line strollers like McLaren and Perego.