About this project
Introducing Barracuda, a groundbreaking carry-on that combines singular design with unique and practical features, simplifying and upgrading your travel experience to premium class.
It’s important to stand out in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace. That’s why we set out to design a one-of-a-kind suitcase to reflect the needs and desires of the individual modern go-getter. Barracuda’s distinctive design comes complete with exclusive benefits included to enhance all your trips to the airport.
We will send out an email survey where you will have the opportunity to pick the color of your Barracuda. We will also include product pictures with the color options so it is easier for you to make your selection.
The Barracuda’s bonus features weren’t included simply to make your luggage stand out amongst the crowd; we’ve added these features to make your travel time easier, smoother, and altogether more convenient.
Storing your luggage away when you aren’t using it can be an uphill battle—especially if you don’t have a lot of space where you’re staying or where you’re living. That is why we’ve designed Barracuda with a collapsible function. The Barracuda will easily transform from its rugged, hard-side state to a collapsed and folded state. Within 10 seconds, you can collapse the Barracuda and slip it under the bed or behind a couch. It’s as quick and easy as folding up and putting away a beach towel.
Life doesn’t stop and start at the convenience of the hustle-and-bustle of airports. When you find yourself with several hours to spare between flights, you may still need to send out that important work e-mail or find a way to keep the kids entertained. All you have to do is pull out the Barracuda’s built-in, height-adjustable tray so you can pop your laptop down in a safe place. Whether you’re still working or you’re kicking back to watch a movie, use the tray to keep your laptop safe and sturdy—and simply fold up the tray into the handle when you no longer need it.
The entire handle frame including the tray will be made out of rigid but lightweight materials like aircraft grade aluminum to ensure it is both solid and lightweight.
When you find yourself in a hurry to arrive at the gate before takeoff, dragging your luggage along isn’t always easy. We envisioned a brand-new, revolutionary, ergonomic handle, giving the Barracuda added accessibility and convenience. Now, your carry-on will move wherever you move without a stiff handle cramping your movement or risking an injury when you’re pulling your bags in a hurry. Our ergonomic handle provides elegance and ease to all your airport trips.
The entire handle frame including the handle will be made out of rigid but lightweight materials like aircraft grade aluminum to ensure it is both solid and lightweight.
If your phone is low on battery in the middle of a lengthy layover, you may need to charge it ASAP—especially if you need to stay in touch with friends, family, or work colleagues. With our built-in USB charger, you can refill the battery in no time, keeping you connected and providing you on-the-go access to your e-mails, apps, music, and games.
Barracuda uses advanced GSM-GPRS technology for location tracking. Any connected device can then be used to track the location of your Barracuda.
Along with location tracking this feature comes with Bluetooth Smart/Bluetooth Low Energy technology allowing you to track the location of your Barracuda when in range so you don't have to crowd around the baggage carousel. Our app is compatible with iOS and Android smart phones that support BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy).
This feature is available as an upgrade which is sold separately for USD $50. Add an additional USD $50 while making your pledge.
It shouldn’t be a struggle to grab your laptop from your carry-on. The Barracuda comes with an easy-open flap, making it simpler than ever to slip open your luggage and grab the items most important to you when you’re killing time on a long flight.
The Barracuda is not only simple, elegant, and unique—it’s also strong. A good suitcase should last you a lifetime, especially if you’re a regular traveler. That is why we spared no expense in constructing the Barracuda out of materials like ballistic nylon and aircraft grade aluminum. The Barracuda has been built to withstand the harsh weathers of any traveling experience, keeping you sane and serene during the most stressful times of any journey.
Do you want to guarantee the smoothest and simplest traveling experiences of your life? Wouldn’t you like your luggage to come with a lexicon of convenient, helpful features such as collapsibility and an ergonomic handle? Can you see yourself with a suitcase powered to provide you with on-the-go USB charging capabilities and the convenience of a built-in adjustable tray?
Then help us bring the Barracuda to you today. Every little pledge helps. Share the Barracuda with your friends and watch the revolution happen.
* Shipments may be subject to import duties and other local taxes.
For more information, go to http://barracuda.co. If you have a question or want to give us feedback, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Risks and challenges
The challenges and risks that are ahead of us as we finalize the development and delivery of Barracuda are related to manufacturing and logistics.
• There may be slight variations in the colors based on our transition from the prototypes used in the photos and video to the final manufactured product. Some color options might not be available if demand for the color is below factory minimum quantities or due to unavailability of material in that color.
• There may be changes to the final dimensions or specifications of some of the parts as we optimize the design for mass production and or adhere to airline carry-on luggage standards.
• There is the possibility that the delivery of the product to our contributors may be delayed due to unforeseen product changes that require additional development or addition to the scope of our manufacturing time line.
• There is the possibility that the delivery of the product to our contributors may be delayed due to unforeseen circumstances in international shipping and logistics.
• Shipments may be subject to import duties and other local taxes.
• Final product specifications might change based on optimization for mass production and partner constraints.
If there are any changes to Barracuda, we will communicate these changes to our contributors in a timely manner.
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