Well that only took two years.
If it doesn't stink [and how could it, with a slogan like this: "Proven #1 with #2!"] I think that we daddy types can take full credit for spurring a cleaner design that's easier to use on both ends of the process, filling and emptying.
The big change: the DGII gets rid of the diaper sausage twisting mechanism--saying it now, doesn't it sound like a crazy idea to begin with?--that, in theory, sealed each diaper separately as you stuffed it into the continuous odor-trapping garbage bag. However convenient it seemed on the loading end, in practice, the sausage was unwieldy to toss out and often unfurled into a giant stinkbomb for whoever emptied it. [And you don't have to be Ward and June or Mike and Carol to know how the traditional division of diapering labor played out: mom changed'em, dad took'em out.]
The original sausage skin-like refill bag is still there--given the profit margins on proprietary consumables, that's one design feature that'll never go away--but now it gets closed off by an odor-stopping clamp: no more stuff-and-twist, just stuff. And when you empty it, you just cut the bag using an internal blade [reassuringly called a "childproof cutter"], and then you tie it up and haul it off.
Brilliant? You tell me. If anyone's using a Diaper Genie II already, tell it like it is. Especially if you've tried other diaper dumping technologies. And let me know where you got it, because it's not on Amazon,
Target, or BuyBuyBaby's sites yet. And the BRU site has a "New & Improved Diaper Genie" that's anything but.
Oh, and if any a'you whippersnappers think the blogs didn't play a part in Playtex's development process, you just ask Laid Off Dad where they came up with the Oh Baby! photo contest and "He Said, She Said", the sure-to-be-humorous-assuming-it-ever-gets-off-the-ground duelling parent author feature on DiaperGenie.com...
Update: The Diaper Genie II is at Target for $29.99 [target]