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The Daddle Is A Saddle For Dads; Dignity Need Not Apply

By David Ponce

Once again proving that the gift of childbirth is really a euphemism for the death of manhood, we learn today that the Daddle exists. It’s a saddle for dads. Not so that dads specifically can ride something without damaging their nether regions. It’s so that dads can be ridden, by their kids. Meant for children ages 2 to 6, the following review on Amazon best sums things up:

“Please note that this Daddle is Western Style and will not be appropriate for those trained in the English Father Riding Method whereby one holds a rein in each hand and posts the trot. If you are looking forward to father jumping, father fox hunting, father polo or daddy dressage you will not be able to use this Daddle. Western Daddle riders hold the reins with one hand, and sit the trot. The pommel or horn on this Daddle is meant to hold a lariat which is useful when roping cattle or other competing or unruly fathers.”

Indeed, yes, well… A Western Style Daddle is $35.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

Self-Folding Origami Stroller No Doubt Carried Baby Optimus Prime

By David Ponce

You have to watch the video above to understand the elegance and beauty of the Origami stroller. At the touch of a button it goes from full size to ready-to-toss-in-trunk small, and it does the same in reverse also at the touch of a button. But it’s more than the folding action that’s impressive; this is one feature packed stroller!

It’s also the world’s first cell phone-charging, mileage-counting, LCD-sporting stroller, with generators in the rear wheels that charge the stroller as you walk. Plus, the Origami has daytime running lights, pathway lights for low-light conditions, and sensors that detect when a child’s in the seat (so it’ll never fold by accident). From power folding to cell phone charging, it’s everything a stroller should be.

Of course the Rolls-Royce of strollers comes at a chunky price: $849. But we know there are those out there who are willing to sell kidneys to get the best of the best. If that’s you, know that the Origami will be available starting January 6th, 2012. You can pre-order now.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ TechCrunch Gadgets ]

Crayola Makes Dangerous iPad 2 Accessory

By David Ponce

When we say dangerous, we mean for your iPad 2 of course. Not for the kids or anything, but quite frankly, our iPad 2 being in danger seems almost as unnerving. See, the Crayola Trace and Draw is a toy that would encourage your kids to play with the Jesus tablet. Encourage them, as opposed to instilling mortal fear of ever getting close to it lest they break it. It’s a kid-resistant polycarbonate shell (we’re certain it’ll resist the inevitable fall down a flight of stairs… right?), a peel-off plastic screen and an app. Slide in some tracing paper and the app will show your little’un things they can trace, or color or whatever it is kids do with colored pencils. There’s storage space in the shell for their crayons. And you’ll be getting plenty of “art” which you can proudly display around the house and even at work.

An extra benefit of the $40 toy is that it’ll help chip away whatever is left of your manhood with the mighty cleaver of domestication.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Wired Gadget lab ]