Presumably, carrying your kid on your shoulders is a fun experience. But now you can make that experience even more appealing, if perhaps only to your child. The Piggyback Driver Helmet is meant to give your kid some handlebars while they’re riding high on your shoulders. Certainly it beats choking you from behind with their tiny hands, but it’s once you discover its features that you realize this device just literally turns you into a steed. Turning the handlebars one way or another will light up an LED patch on either side of the helmet, letting you know when your toddler wants you to turn left or right. A horn button will attract the attention of anyone nearby to your complete abandon of any self respect, while a turbo button will give your kid a chance to further humiliate you by encouraging you to run faster. All in all, it’s one of those things that looks totally cool… for someone else to own.
It’s not a product that you can buy just yet, having only recently been demonstrated at the New York Maker Faire. The creators are in the process of looking for backers to bring this project to market, though we wonder why they aren’t just Kickstartering it.