"Side impact rotation" feature on a booster seat

_juune

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I have this iziUp fix booster seat sitting in my cupboard for when DD is bigger and older [DD's 3.5 years now]. The seat was given to me for free [it's brand new], therefore it's kinda "don't look a gift horse in the mouth" situation. It's a very, very nice seat comfort and feel-wise. The thing is -- the iziUp seat has a unique feature called "side impact rotation", meaning it's meant to rotate in case of a side impact to protect child's head; the feature only works if seat's rigid isofix connectors are in use; here is a short movie explaining it. I have to admit I haven't tried asking the manufacturer how is it supposed to work because I seriously doubt they'll spill their business secrets :D Still, I'm really curious :eek: Any ideas? Could there be downsides to the feature? The seat has no lap belt guides whatsoever to prevent misuse, I wonder how does the rotation feature goes together with this?
 
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mlohry

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No clue how the physics works, but from
their video, it sure looks like it solves the issue that we saw in all those u tube videos of different seats tested during a side impact. Cool!
 

thepote

New member
Interesting. It reminds me of the car seat that a guy designed for an invention show years ago. The seat rotated in a pod to spin off the crash forces.
 

joolsplus3

Admin - CPS Technician
Wow. The whole brand looks so impressive nowadays :)
Anyway, very cool booster! I have no reason to see why it *wouldn't* work as intended. Wish we could get something that narrow-looking here for three across, too.
 

_juune

New member
I guess my problem is that I can't visualize how the rotation would work. The whole seat is quite solid, therefore I suppose it can't be that only the top part rotates. Which means all of it rotates. It has a bit of a "base" at it's bottom where the isofix attachments are, so it either rotates on the base, or maybe one of the attachments becomes "loose" [the one on the struck side]?
Well, i hope I never have to test how well it works IRL ...
 

tiggercat

New member
No armrests or lap belt guide, eh? Weird.

The rotation thing looks pretty cool!

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_juune

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No armrests or lap belt guide, eh? Weird.

The rotation thing looks pretty cool!

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Yeah, "no-armrests" seems to be the trend over here recently, the [somewhat] new MaxiCosi RodiFix, too, has no armrests; and of course there's the armrest-less Britax Adventure. But those two at least have belt guides. Obviously, none of the seats is meant to be used backless.
 

teekadog

Active member
It looked neat to me. I found this on youtube: [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQm3JlD8_PY"]BeSafe iZi Up X3 fix - the movie - YouTube[/ame]

DH saw me watching it and now he wants one LOL.
 

christineka

New member
I would like the no-armrest trend to come to the US. It would be good for 3 across. I checked my daughter's original parkway. I've got till December to find a replacement.
 

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