MiniBrake Lets Parents Remotely Hit The Brakes On Kids Bikes
For parents whos children are still unsteady on two wheels, a new Hungarian company is trying to make those first few years a little easier. The MiniBrake is a remote controlled system that enables parents to hit the rear brake in an emergency.
Installation is simple and the brake automatically tests itself for correct installation. When not in use, the device turns itself off, and will also lock the brake if the batteries run down.
The product is suggested for children ages 2 and up and has a maximum weight limit of 77 lbs. It works with a 50m/164 ft range and automatically stops the bicycle if the child exceeds that range.
Least you go thinking that this would be a fun way to mess with your kids, the product has been designed to “safely and smoothly” stop the bicycle within .5m/20″. Which should give attentive parents enough room to help their kids on strider or coaster brake bicycles stop before slamming into a curb, parked car, or tree.
Interested? The MiniBrake is still tens of thousands away from meeting it’s goal on Indiegogo. There are 16 days left in the campaign, so pledge $80 here to help the MiniBrake achieve its goal.