Bags with no vacuum ports? (In a pinch, can these bags be used?) YES!
One backer purchased some vacuum bags, not realizing they are the "rull up" type often advertised as "travel bags". We, experienced compression travelers know that "roll up" doesn't... Read more
Supplies and etc
Hi Backers! Hope your travels have been fun, relaxing with relatively “less baggage” :)
There have been a couple requests for more supplies - a link is on the www.myAroo.com... Read more
Just arrived in SF Opened up the suitcase and BOTH vacuum bags reinflated. Generic no name bag with a nice design.
Going to have to pick up some good quality... Read more
Hello Backers, We’re continuing to receive bag recommendation requests so here’s something to get you started possibly. We’ve used this brand with success. They’re available at our local Walmart-and the... Read more
Plastic case (colors!) :)
We wanted to spend a little more time with the plastic case discussion and colors.
What makes this case "industrial" is the addition of polycarbonate to the plastic. ... Read more
Can crush revisited
We wanted to revisit our original claim of crushing a metal can.
So, we grabbed 3 random aroos off the assembly line and hooked them up to steel... Read more
This marathon finish line is in sight! (phew)
To begin, thank you to each and every supporter! What an amazing journey.
Our goal was to ship by Nov and we're at the tail end of the... Read more
So close..... Here’s a bulk of Aroos and adapters We’re working 18 hours a day 7 days a week. We will make November! Team Aroo
Full speed ahead!
Hello Backers! The afterburners are lit and it’s full speed ahead! Here is a peek...
Another shipping picture and update
Are y'all sick of shipping updates? We certainly are! :) Who would have guessed what a huge part of product production is SHIPPING? Blah! More paperwork and... Read more
Final shipment & Printing
Hello Backers! For your inspection please see picture. Final shipment going out today.
Hello Backers! Customs clearance-check Wed scheduled delivery- missed Thursday scheduled delivery - missed Finally - Friday, delivery success!
The final shipment of parts will be shipped next week after technical... Read more
Hi Backers! One hurdle cleared. An initial shipment has cleared customs. There will be a second shipment in one week - update to come them.
Hello purple people! How do you like your color? We really like it! Next shipment will have the purple :) Team Aroo
Stuck in Shanghai?
On Saturday, an initial shipment of injection molded parts were placed on a pallet and picked up by Fed Ex for export.
There hasn't been much progress getting... Read more
Update from injection molder - typhoon
As luck would have it, China is being hit by a typhoon.
Our injection molder sent a video of an area of their shop. The... Read more
The good and the meh...
We’ve received the perfected production samples and everything looks exactly the way we want it!
See picture below.
The reality of injection molding is becoming evident... Read more
Production update #8
Things seemed to have been in "slow motion" for a while. Actually - tweaking and perfecting of the final mold design has been happening.
The items are now... Read more
Injection mold test pieces
Looking good! Some adjustments are necessary but very near final approval for the injection molding process. Enjoy!
New picture to enjoy! Two circles within the plastic (right piece lower area) can be seen. Seems the ejector pins for the injection mold need to be relocated a bit... Read more
Minor course correction
The Aroo is officially now a dual motor design!
What does that mean?
Twice the speed!
Aroo was good but great has always been our goal. After lengthy... Read more
Addendum to update #7
A picture’s worth a thousand words? We think so! :) Just received this picture and we wanted to pass it along- enjoy! Start of the injection molding tooling process.
Team... Read more
Production update #5
We’re getting anxious around here, are you? The injection molding, mold making process is under way. We’ve requested a picture of our milled mold once the machining begins - soon.... Read more
Production update #4
A few days late on this update...but for an update we initially thought would be the most boring of the bunch so far...has developed quite a bit in the last... Read more
Production update #3
Here's another "not BIG news" update :)
What's been received:
1. The micro USB components have arrived - air shipped! (old news)
2. The PCB boards arrived! (... Read more
Just received another communication about the heart of the Aroo, the pumps...they're scheduled for production!
Quote, "Your order is on our production plan list, and all your pumps... Read more
Production update #2
It's been two weeks since the last update - so here's the latest....
Nothing "earth shaking" so far.
There are currently 8 component orders pending or completed:
1. The micro... Read more
Production update #1
This update is a bit premature, but seeing how tomorrow might be quite busy - and wanting to keep all our commitments (bi-weekly updates) - here's the latest!
... Read more
YOU ARE NOW MAKING HISTORY! Moving ahead...
Not trying to get too emotional....but - THANK YOU!
It's been a bit of a journey to get here and a very cherished group have persevered to make this... Read more
Congratulations Ned and Team!!
Aroo Mini Bar will be the device YOU carry on ALL your Travels!!
Thanks to all the 444 backers of this campaign. We're also over 400%... Read more
Travel pouch stretch success!
best, Best, BEST, BEST - more specifically, all of the Aroo supporters are the greatest!
In an effort to provide everyone exactly what they want, we re-examined the adapter then we went back to the drawing board. Every vacuum bag has some... Read more
Stretch goal #2 - "In the bag" :)
Congratulations! You've done it again! Stretch goal #2 has been obtained!
Also, word on the street is that Discovery Channel is going to feature Aroo on... Read more
We're just past our mid-campaign point and everything is looking great and just getting better! Here's a run-down:
- Second stretch goal is within sight! ...so close! :)
- ... Read more
Aroo custom bag with integrated vacuum port update
This isn't an earthshaking update, more of an in progress, "what's up?" type of update. :)
Our belief is that the biggest benefit of Aroo is... Read more
Stretch goal #1
Congratulations, we've met our first stretch goal and that means every backer receives 3 additional Aroo adapter adhesive rings (or part #AAAR)
What an amazing achievement!
Thank you... Read more
Aroo Adhesive Adapter Rings
We hope that you’ll be really pleased to have and use your Aroo Mini Bar. The device will need the use of the adapters (which has it’s own active leak... Read more
Projects we LOVE:
LUXURIOUS 100% CASHMERE SWEATERS handmade in Italy WITHOUT the luxury markup
Hey guys, our friends at Pantera Bianca just launched a campaign for their amazing 100%... Read more
Completion of Day two and at 92% plus...
What a wonderful week - Aroo is well on it's way - how exciting!
Looks like some press is catching wind of it too, that will only help... Read more
Amazing! Tremendous! WOW, what a day!
You guys ROCKED THE HOUSE!
So amazing....and those aren't just our words, Kickstarter's too!
Yes, KS, we will definitely post an update....
Thank you, thank you and thank you...all! :)... Read more