We're planning on delivering the Travelmate suitcase in June, 2017 for indiegogo backers. In order to make sure that we don't have any problems with availability, we're going to launch a month later for people who pre-order after the indiegogo campaign ends and for general retail. The primary reason that we decided to raise funds on indiegogo is because we need funds for distribution and large scale production. If you're an indiegogo backer, then no matter which model you buy, you'll be getting it at a lower price point. This is because you're contributing to the project's development and we're immensely grateful for that. After the indiegogo ends, you'll still be able to pre-order the Travelmate directly on our website, but the price point will be 50$ higher for each model, so if you want to buy the suitcase anyway, then becoming an indiegogo backer makes a lot of sense.
The reason that we chose the timeline specified above is because we don't want to have a situation wherein we endlessly delay this project. This way, you know exactly when you're getting your suitcase. There's been other smart suitcases on crowdfunding websites and they have promised delivery within a month or two after a project ends. Without exception, they have always delayed their project and that is a disingenuous way to go about things. The timeline for delivery that we set is very reasonable and you won't have to worry about delays.
After the indiegogo campaign ends, we'll send out an email with a list of color options to all indiegogo backers who bought the Travelmate. All you need to do is reply with the color that you want for your suitcase. Please note that the Travelmate suitcase interior is not final and will be improved before release.