4Moms Stroller: Death Cab For Cutie?

4Moms stroller is a nifty-enough invention, for those of us who have had to deal with small children and infants. It collapses into a small, easily packed bundle for storage.

I find myself wondering if it has some sort of "baby sensor" to make sure you haven't left Junior in the stroller...

Update 08-Oct-2008: I'm told that the brochure informs parents that the stroller does indeed have a baby sensor; it reads "Sensors can tell when a child is in the seat, which disables the folding mechanism." Good news for parents! Not to mention Junior. End update.


(4Moms robot stroller video)

It turns out that this device is also able to parasitize power from the wheels as you perambulate with your tot.

I'm going to blow my science fiction fan readership away by asking whether or not this collapsible device might better be made of fanmetal, as described by Frank Herbert. Behold the Padishah Emperor's Sardaukar stroller:

Will you look at that thing!" Stilgar whispered.

The tall eastern face of the ship glistened in the flat light of the sun, but the shadow side still showed yellow portholes from glowglobes of the night...

It wasn't the lighter that excited Stilgar's awe, Paul knew, but the construction for which the lighter was only the centerpost. A single metal hutment, many stories tall, reached out in a thousand-meter circle from the base of the lighter -- a tent composed of interlocking metal leaves -- the temporary lodging place for five legions of Sardaukar and His Imperial Majesty, the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV...

Via Gizmodo.

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