I'd heard about this a while back, but I hadn't seen any pictures or product information, but now it's out and on sale. Maclaren has introduced a stroller carrier called the Easy Traveller. The Mac family ressemblance is immediately obvious; it looks like a modded Volo with a dumpster attached underneath. Seriously, that is one. giant. storage bin.
It looks bigger than the Kolkraft Universal, even. Anyway, I've been a secret fan from afar of the Universal, which comes [used to come?] in a chrome version, too; it's a fine-looking, utilitarian piece of gear with a nice line to it [two, actually: one curving down from the handle to the front wheels, and the other very smartly integrating the front support and the rear of the basket. Somebody cared how that looked when they designed it.] And I've always imagined making giant decals for people to put on those front panels--a little extra flair for you, a little PR for me, it's win-win!--which the Universal shares with the Snap 'n Go.
So from a billboard standpoint, the Easy Traveller fails me. But from an overall looks, performance, and expectations standard, it's probably a winner. Plus, check out the new-for-2006 integrated drink holder, which is rolling out on Macs across the line. Niice.
Maclaren Easy Traveller Car Seat Carrier Stroller, $89.95 [amazon.com via babychic101]
Eh. Here's the Universal in blue for $60 at BRU/AMZN. The silver one's $50, but out of stock, at Target.com [target.com]