To put this simply, the Origami stroller is the coolest gadget I have seen since the original TiVo. Seriously, and it’s just a damn stroller. The baby carrier folds then unfolds itself in a matter of seconds and coming from a parent, that’s f’n cool. The best part is that the mechanism’s power comes from a small generator that recharges with every 300 feet instead of utilizing pricey batteries. Of course there is the standard features of cup holders, reclining seats and all the goodies generally found on today’s strollers, but 4Moms also included a pedometer, daytime running lights (!?!) and a sensor that detects a present baby for obvious reasons.
The $650 price tag isn’t exactly cheap, but this parent is willing to give up some date nights to save up for the February ’09 launch. Non-parents simply cannot understand how much easier shopping trips would be with a stroller like this. Life changing it is, and don’t call me lazy ‘till you have kid.