Learning to ride a bike is a coming of age for every child and probably a small heart attack for parents as they watch their kids crash and fall multiple times before they get it right. Then when they finally master it, there’s the headaches that danger can potentially be around every corner and that helpless feeling of not being able to control it. MiniBrake wants to give parents peace of mind with a remote controlled bike brake system that can be controlled via a remote control. The small brake attaches to the rear of your kid’s bike and then whenever you feel as if your kid is in danger while riding their bike, you just press the controller and your child’s bike will come to a smooth stop.


Kids don’t usually check out their environment while their having fun on their bikes and won’t even notice danger until it’s probably too late, which is where the device comes in handy. And even if your kid is going really fast, the brake system will still bring it to a halt safe and sound. The brake puts pressure on the rear wheel, so it comes to a firm, but smooth stop that won’t jolt your child off the bike. A lot of parents and their kids were consulted in the development of the product. It’s easy to install and has a built-in battery indicator LED to show you when it needs new batteries (the product automatically stops the bike when the batteries run out. If the bike goes beyond its 164 ft range, it’ll stop the bike, as well as when anything blocks its signal. The Indiegogo campaign will get you an early bird MiniBrake for $109 and the device and a balance bike for $199.

Kristie Bertucci

Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.