Fresh off of last week's kiddie curfew at Greenwood Park post, I thought it would only be apropos to follow up with something as amazing as a man who will pimp out your baby's ride for $250. Let's be honest, I'm surprised it took this long for this kind of service to come along.
According to the Brooklyn Paper, a Canarsie-based inventor by the name of Funk Master Flex Bruce Fraizer will outfit your stroller with such dire necessities as an alarm system, GPS, LED flashing head lights and an iPod docking station. If you want a baby jaccuzzi and bottle mini bar, that will cost extra as part of the premium package add-ons (I made that up... I think).
Fraizer reassures the Brooklyn Paper that having LED lights on a stroller is both practical and entertaining. “It entertains the child and uses lights to prevent drivers from injuring mothers.” In fact, Fraizer came up with the idea for souping-up strollers after colliding into a stroller at night with such force that the child fell out on the sidewalk. Is it wrong that I laughed pretty damn hard at that image? I mean, what goes on down there in Canarsie?
But they do say that necessity is the mother of invention so that very night Fraizer came up with the idea for stroller LED headlights. He said cars and bikes have them, so why not strollers? I guess he figured while he was at it, he'd add on the GPS, alarm system and docking station for good measure.
But here's the thing: first, won't iPod docking stations distract the parents walking their children? Also, why stop there? Will mini bars and other crazy add-ons become a thing until strollers are so tricked-out they lose their main functions?
The stroller retrofit package will be available this winter. So, what do you FIPS'ters think? Cool or completely unnecessary?