Spoiling Kids and Parents
Sure, spending $850 on a stroller (or more if you want the car seat adapter that makes it possible for young infants to ride in the Origami) may seem like spoiling your kids, but as with a lot of baby products, the Origami really spoils the parents. In addition to the power folding mechanism, the Origami's rear wheels power some high-tech treats for moms and dads. The only thing that's missing is a wine fountain to help mom and dad unwind after bedtime (four cup holders are included, however).
At the front of the Origami are daytime running lamps, which help make the stroller more visible (though with its Cylon-like design and bright colors, it's hard to imagine anyone missing it) and pathway lights, which help keep the Origami on the straight and narrow after dark. Up on the push bar is an LCD dashboard, which keeps track of the stroller's speed, distance traveled and a thermometer. An optional accessory lets the Origami charge a cell phone while you walk.
So, what does the kid in the Origami get? A free ride. The seat is a typical stroller seat with a five-point harness and a 40-degree recline. There's also a sunshade. Actually, the kid features on an Origami stroller are pretty typical. But then again, it's the parents that are paying for this thing, so it makes more sense to give them the most toys. The Origami does have a four-wheel suspension, making sure that Junior won't get jostled too much if mom or dad hit a rough patch while staring at the Origami's LCD instead of where they're going.