About this project
Traveling is more and more popular today and people do enjoy different cultures and embrace pleasant surprises during the journeys. From shopping-frenzy city to scenic sightseeing, what every traveler will do in common is to bring back as many souvenirs as they can. Owing to the size limit of the baggage, how to bring more back?
We, as travel nerds, have come up with an innovative magic tool - VAGO
VAGO is a small device you can easily carry-on during the travel. It can compress the clothes automatically. Therefore,it creates extra space within your baggage.
We believe VAGO can create a whole new experience as an essential travel tool.
According to our research, clothes, bags and other soft materials use most of the space in your luggage. However, most volume of these materials are mostly occupied by air. In other words, we take a bunch of air during traveling! Smart VAGO using vacuum compressor to take air out from your clothes and gain more space for you.
The operation of VAGO is very simple. All you need to do is：
Travel is fun, but you will surely carry the smelly clothes you wore during the trip. VAGO can solve this annoying problem, keeping them in a vacuum and away from odor and bacteria.
VAGO is very tiny and easily portable,with only 70 mm in length and 85 grams in weight. It is easy to carry on during your trip.(Just like the size of an egg)
VAGO has a smart sensor to detect pressure and is able to automatically stop after full compression, saving your time and energy.
VAGO can be powered by micro-USB cable and adapter or the mobile power pack.It can also vacuum your bag on the go. We believe it's convenient for a shopaholic to buy more.
You can use the same cable with your smartphone for recharge VAGO, this can be good to the environment without using any batterys and you do not have to carry extra cable.
At the beginning of VAGO, we interviewed a large number of travelers and found out that everyone interested in creating extra space in their luggage. Considering the environment and social responsibility, we developed VAGO as a single device instead of making a new type of luggage. It took more than a year from prototype to what we have now. Sizing down the vacuum pump was the toughest part, and we cooperated with pump vendor to design an entirely new material only for VAGO. We are approaching multiple luggage makers via many channels and going for the mass production with best quality. Everyone's support Will greatly encourage us,big thanks!
Currently, VAGO has 4 colors and will have more color collections in the nearly future.
We're plan to produce metal coating special edition IRON VAGO if raising amount successfully reach our target.
STRETCH GOAL!!! Thanks for 3000 backers! New color arrival!
Hello VAGO travelers~
First of all, thank all of you who supported us from around the world and let us dream come true! We received lots of orders from you and currently are very busy on packaging design and production related matters. We can’t wait to show you the latest case and will speed up on update the follow-ups. Thanks again for your understanding.
Thanks for all friends from the world!
Thanks for all the backers, making VAGO achieve the goal within 24 hours. Our team will work hard on mass production and give our promise that all of you will get the best VAGO. Let’s bring more souvenirs home! Big thanks for everyone!
Q1: The power voltage is different from country to country. Can we use VAGO in different countries?
A1: Yes, VAGO uses the micro USB connector and can work with your micro-USB cable and adapter like your smart phone.
Q2: How long will VAGO take to accomplish the job?
A2: According to current prototype we have, VAGO takes about 5 minutes to accomplish the job and it is related to how much stuff you put into the vacuum bag. We will use a new vacuum motor as VAGO mass production and it can shorten the vacuum time.
Q3: Will VAGO work with noise?
A3: We measured the average sound as VAGO work and it is only 50 db. People will not get annoyed with this kind of sound.
Q4: What is the size of VAGO vacuum bags?
A4: The size of VAGO vacuum bags is about 50 cm*60 cm (19.68”* 23.62”)
Q5: How many clothes can user put into the VAGO vacuum bags?
A5: As shown in the video, you can put the following staffs into the VAGO vacuum bags: T-shirts *4 │ Sweaters *4 │ Pants *2 │ Underwear*6 │ Socks *3 (This list is only reference and may be different according to the size of clothes you put in)
Q6: Can we choose the size of VAGO vacuum bags?
A6: There is only one-size(50 cm*60 cm) you can choose.
Q7: Can VAGO work with the regular Vacuum bags you can purchase in the supermarkets?
A7: VAGO uses a unique adapter to connect with vacuum bags so VAGO can only work with VAGO vacuum bags. You cannot use the regular Vacuum bags to instead.
Q8: How do I order extra bags?
A8: Please change your pledge price by adding the total amount of bags you need. For example, if you want to buy 5 more bags, please add $3X5=$15 to your original pledge price.
Q9: After the project on Kickstarter ends, where can I order extra bags?
A9: We have established partnerships with various large channels and online stores. So, there is no worry about buying extra bags in the future.
Q10: Where can I fill in my personal information or the choice of colors?
A10: Before shipping, we will contact you for further information. For example: the address, the color you want, etc.
Q11: Can I use AC to charge VAGO?
A11: VAGO can only be powered by micro-USB cable and adapter or by the mobile power pack. There is no battery inside VAGO, so we can’t directly connect it to AC.
Q12: Do I get warranty for my VAGO?
A12: Yes. We have one-year warranty for VAGO.
Q13: Can I re-use the vacuum bags?
A13: Yes. We use strong and high quality materials for our vacuum bags. We didn’t inspect any obvious damages on our bags during our test.
Risks and challenges
Most of the engineering problems are solved by making several prototypes to test and verify. Although this is our first product on Kickstarter, we have a professional team and will do our best to overcome any difficulty to launch the product on time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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