I’ve backed a wide variety of projects on both Kickstarter and Indiegogo over the last few years. Some of them solve a problem or have an interesting angle in how they address something.
While some of the projects are very good value, others, however, are questionable.
Today’s example is one for a travel pillow.
If you go onto Amazon you’ll find a wide range of travel pillows that vary in price from around £10 up to £20. Anything above £20 is uncommon.
The Bullrest travel pillow looks very nice and I’d love to get one, but forking out USD$54 + shipping makes it more than triple the price of standard travel pillow.
Yes, it’s a very slick design and it’s probably more comfortable than many of the existing products on the market.
But is it worth paying 300% of the standard price?
Here’s their promotional video that explains why they think you should pay a premium for it:
If you’re willing to pay the premium for getting a new product then maybe you should, but otherwise you could wait and see if the final retail price will be as high.