A stroller suited for the Jetsons

Orbit Baby is giving new meaning to next-generation technology.

The small Newark, Calif.-based company, made up of new dads and uncles, has developed the futuristic Orbit Infant System, sure to please even the most techie of babies (and their parents).

Orbit Infant System

Three years in the making (and seven patents filed along the way), the Orbit car seat, car base and stroller are designed to be safe, simple, secure, lightweight and super easy to use. The car seat snaps into the base and stroller from any direction, eliminating the need for parents to contort their bodies and strain their backs. And you can supposedly fold the stroller up with one hand, also a handy feature when you are trying to hold your child at the same time. The modular system will also grow with your child--the company is developing toddler upgrades and a rocker and bassinet that work with the infant system.

The Orbit Infant System will go on the market in the fall and is expected to cost less than $1,000. It got rave reviews following its debut late last month at the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association conference in Orlando, Fla. A Daddytypes.com blogger called it perfect for when James Bond has a kid. "Call it one small step for man, one giant leap for strollerkind," the blogger wrote.

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