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By Dujon Christopher Smith
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      Andrew Steel
      Superbacker
      on September 7, 2017

      Thanks for coming back to me. Much appreciated and look forward to hearing from you further in order to purchase. Regards.

    2. Dujon Christopher Smith Creator on September 6, 2017

      @Andrew Steel: yes sir, I will keep you posted on next steps!

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      Andrew Steel
      Superbacker
      on September 5, 2017

      Hi guys. If the goal isn't reached do you have an alternative way to purchase the case?

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      Matt van Roosmalen
      Superbacker
      on September 4, 2017

      This is not gonna make it is it...

    5. Andrew J Fry on August 23, 2017

      @Dujon Christopher Smith would you be able to give an indication of pricing and global availability of the replacement leather panels?

    6. Dujon Christopher Smith Creator on August 22, 2017

      @Andrew J Fry: The leather gives the case a higher class look and feel, the great thing about the design is that it can easily be replaced if damaged. We made it removable to give the user customization with colors and materials. When we reach our stretch goals, we will be able to offer more colors and options. And to answer your last question, the battery is removable for airport security purposes. Hope all this information helps. I know this case will be useful for your worldly travels.

    7. Andrew J Fry on August 22, 2017

      @creator thanks for your replies.

      I still would like to know just how easy is it to remove the battery. On many of my travels I have been asked to remove all lithium batteries from cases and devices to prove that these are under that specific counties power limits (around 100wH in most but less in some).

      This happens regular in China and on the African continent.

      Unless the battery can be easily removed, the battery in the case will show on security X-ray scans and alert officials will pull the case from the line for closer inspection thus causing extra delays in clearing security. This regularly happens travelling through Europe where you need to take every electrical device out of your case and put separately through security.

      If it cannot be easily removed for security checks then I am afraid that this just is the case for my travels. (Regularly through Europe, Middle East and Africa and occasionally Asia)

    8. Dujon Christopher Smith Creator on August 22, 2017

      @Andrew J Fry: For reference the model in the video was 6'1". I'm 6'3" and have photos with the bag which you can see on Instagram @fernwehluggage. I'll be sure to add some to the page.

    9. Dujon Christopher Smith Creator on August 22, 2017

      @Andrew J Fry: You can charge case manually by plugging it in. The wireless charging station is an added accessory if a consumer wants it. The battery will be located on the bottom near hinge to keep weight lower and centered.

    10. Andrew J Fry on August 22, 2017

      @Dujon Christopher Smith thanks for the reply re the workstation. I think it probably needs a tray type structure. There are times after all when you might just wish to use it for say lunch whilst waiting in the departure lounge.

      Sticky soft rubber risks sticking in the casement on the case and jamming the laptop arm or just getting tacky and dirty

    11. Andrew J Fry on August 22, 2017

      Back again - with two more questions. (1) Is it possible to charge the case without the wireless charger? and (2) it would appear that the battery fits in the top of the case, yet the charger mat is shown beneath the case. So are there induction charging loops fitted to the bottom of the case and then wires running to the top? or is the batter in the hinge section?

      My experiences of wireless (QI) charging is that it is a pretty hit and miss affair and only the slightest of inaccuracy in placing the device on the charger results in it not charging.

    12. Dujon Christopher Smith Creator on August 22, 2017

      @Andrew J Fry: The prototype is still in testing phase and may look slightly different once completed. We are working with the best manufactures to make sure the stand will not only hold your laptop, but also not drop it, absent of a user error. The laptop arm will have soft rubber on top to make the laptop stick like glue to the surface similar to the phone docks made for car dashboards. We are also adding more stabilization arms to keep it from tilting from side to side.

    13. Andrew J Fry on August 22, 2017

      Actually two more questions: (1) the handle does not look like it expands to accommodate taller travels (I'm over 6'2" tall) (can we see photos with different height users so - can judge scale). and (2) the outer case looks to be covered in leather, whilst we all like to fly upfront the harsh reality is that most of us travel cattle tuck economy or through Africa and Asia where things can get rough and dirty (planes, cabs, trains etc) and wonder how resilient / easy to clean this would be

    14. Andrew J Fry on August 22, 2017

      One last comment from me the edges of the handle (the overhanging "T" bar like bits) look like they would catch your leg when walking - poking in to you. I would prefer a rounded (no-overhanging) handle that was less likely to catch.

    15. Andrew J Fry on August 22, 2017

      @Creator One other point that strikes me is just how easy is it to remove the battery? On many of my travels I have been asked to remove lithium batteries from cases (and devices) to prove that it is under the specific counties power limits (around 100wH in most but less in some).

      It would be helpful if the battery was clearly marked with it capacities so that officials can see - else risks being forced to leave behind. This happens more often than you would imagine especially in countries like China.

    16. Andrew J Fry on August 22, 2017

      @creator have looked at the prototype gallery and can find no video of the workstation in use, just three still photos where the workstation appears to to a single bar with a cross-piece. Frankly this looks very unstable and prone to unbalancing and smashing laptops.

    17. Dujon Christopher Smith Creator on August 21, 2017

      @Andrew J Fry: First off, thanks so much for your support! I have a video of how to operate the workstation and photos of it in action in the prototype gallery. In addition, the clam shell is hinged. On the inside we will have a mesh net to hold clothes, bathroom accessories, etc on both sides of the bag.

    18. Andrew J Fry on August 21, 2017

      Is the clam shell a hinged, snap and fasten type or is two halves zippered together construction?

    19. Andrew J Fry on August 21, 2017

      Can we please see the workstation in action?

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      william edwards on August 11, 2017

      great, innovative product- can't wait for mine!

    21. Dujon Christopher Smith Creator on August 11, 2017

      Marc,

      Thank you for your questions below. I have added the answers to your inquires on the FAQ tab.
      I appreciate your continued support.

    22. Marc DeLeon
      Superbacker
      on August 11, 2017

      Hey guys, I have a few questions as a few things were not explained in any of the content on the page that I was able to find., What happens when/ if the battery dies? Does the smart lock just stay locked and you're unable to get into your luggage? In addition, will there be straps or netting of some kind to hold the contents of one of the halves in place? As I see it, with a clamshell design, all of your things are in one large pile, waiting to be spilled out no matter what side is opened? If I misunderstood something and or there was an explanation I did not find, i apologize in advance.

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      Saul Lopez on August 10, 2017

      Amazing project. Can't wait