The $850 Origami Stroller by 4Moms is expensive but amazing! It is a high-tech robotic stroller that is not only compact in size but also eco-friendly!
- Motorized folding mechanism – turn the ring then press a button and the stroller folds to less than half the size of most other strollers – 2 steps so there is no chance for accidental folding
- Safety sensor deactivates motorized fold when a child is in the seat
- 2 built in generators in rear wheels to charge motor – charges as you stroll so for every 300 feet of stroller there is enough power to fold the stroller
- Manual fold by turning a switch
- Made of 90% recycleable material
- Daytime running lights and pathway lights so the stroller is always visible to others – also powered by generator
- 1 push brake – step to lock or unlock (like a ballpoint pen mechanism)
- 4 wheel suspension so it rolls and strolls smoothly
- Recline to 40 degree and upright at 72 degree
- Easy to transport while folded due to luggage style rolling wheels hidden under power pod
- LCD screen – battery life indicator, child safety sensor, thermometer, lifetime and trip odometer, speedometer
- USB jack to charge iPod or cell phone with speakers
- 4 cup holder
- Seat -machine washable, has reflective piping for safety
- Adjustable handle
- 40 pound weight limit
- Accessories – snack tray, car seat adapters, handlebar bag, hanging bag, USB power cable
The Origami stroller is an amazingly fantastic futuristic stroller but it has a few downfalls. The price, and max weight limit are 2 points of contention. The price is high but on the other hand it is in the range of other high end strollers (Bugaboo, Orbit Baby, UppaBaby Vista, Stokke Xplory tc…). The weight limit is low because many children reach 40 pounds at age 2 which then makes the stroller useless. In addition the Origami is heavy (22 pounds) so the luggage wheels to pull it when folded are very useful but it does require 2 hands to lift and carry. The stroller does not come with standard features that other stroller have so to purchase those separately is an additional cost to the all ready high price. A storage basket and snack tray are 2 accessories that many other strollers come with as standard features but the Origami does not.
Launched in January 2012, the Origami stroller has taken the baby world by surprise. If you are interested, see this video to see it in action. If you are in the market for a high end stroller the Origami is one to look at.