The ultimate yummy-mummy trophy toy New 'power-folding' Origami pushchair that opens and collapses at the push of a button
23:18 GMT, 24 April 2012
First there was the Bugaboo Donkey that cost a staggering $1,500 and then there was Lilly Gold's Sit n' Stroll, a transformer-like seat for five planes, trains and automobiles.
Whatever the latest innovation in the world of baby strollers, they are probably considered more of a pest by the people who don't have them than a modern day marvel by the people that do.
But a new invention has arrived that is so high-tech even childless adults will be unable to resist swooning in admiration.
Handy: The Origami is a battery-powered baby carrier designed by 4moms, a
Pittsburgh-based company, that creates 'innovative solutions to make
parenting tasks easier'
Introducing the Origami, a stroller
that unfolds itself and erects itself at the touch and twist of a
switch, and collapses the very same way.
The latest must-have for
yummy-mummies across the western hemisphere is a battery-powered baby
carrier designed by 4moms, a Pittsburgh-based company that creates
'innovative solutions to make parenting tasks easier.'
the price of just $849.99, mothers can stand aside and gossip with
friends as the collapsible buggy unfolds automatically, ready for any
tot aged between six months and four years to be hoisted into the
With a minimalist frame and a choice of hip acidic seat colours, the stroller certainly looks like the latest must-have but parents will wonder whether it is more than just eye candy.
Convenient: The Origami can even charge a mobile phone thanks to an attached USB
ABC's Tech It Out report showed that the Origami certainly has some exciting functions with which few strollers can compete.
LCD screen for instance on the handlebar, signals to the mother or
father steering the vehicle whether the child is in fact in it, what the
weather is and how charged the battery is.
battery charges as soon as the stroller moves so out and about parents
can use it to top up their phone battery too thanks to a USB cord
attached to top bar.
Lights along the bottom frame not only draw attention to the stroller but illuminate a path for late night moseying.
Clever: An LCD screen on the handlebar signals to the mother or father steering the vehicle whether the child is in fact in it, what the weather is and how charged the battery is
Regular features like a peekaboo lid
and adjustable straps make the Origami a contender to any other in its
class and the large wheels were proved to be good shock absorbers during
a brief road test.
And though the design team at 4moms
made their piece de resistance for babies aged six months and up,
infants need not be jealous as there is also an adaptable seat for
According to ABC, the only downside, contrary to what the 4mom website would have you believe, is the lack of storage.
Handy: The Origami is a battery-powered baby carrier designed by 4moms, a Pittsburgh-based company, that creates 'innovative solutions to make parenting tasks easier'
Most of us know how much 'stuff' mothers lug around in the bottom of their strollers but anyone who purchases this latest innovation will have to confine their load to a couple of cups of designer coffee and a small diaper bag.
Which is ironic given that the snazzy pushchair weighs a whopping 32lbs, quite a burdensome weight to haul up subway stairs or load into a car.
Still, if image is what counts, the Origami is definitely one for the cool kids. Or cool parents of course.