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They sound like a dream, but can survive a nightmare. Ruggedized, waterproof & smash proof, the Rhinos are built to survive anything.
They sound like a dream, but can survive a nightmare. Ruggedized, waterproof & smash proof, the Rhinos are built to survive anything.
337 backers pledged $49,002 to help bring this project to life.

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Prototype Gallery

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Outdoor Tech®, the same outdoor designer brand that delivered the Turtle Shell® and Chips® continues to have the biggest and best line of Bluetooth audio products on the market. We're now asking for your help to launch the Rhinos® World's Toughest Headphones.

We've been dreaming of the Rhinos since we started Outdoor Tech®, and it has finally come time to make them a reality. 

The idea came from the frustration that we have a habit of breaking things. Truth be told we do it on purpose sometimes.. but that's an expensive hobby. We wanted to create something that not even we could destroy.  

We knew we wanted incredible sound so we included 40MM drivers. We also knew it needed to stand up to the elements: IPX6 waterproof and the ability to handle frigid temps (-20°C/-4°F). With a built-in mic we could take calls and leave our phone in our pocket.

ODT Audio App

We made sure the Rhinos work with the ODT Audio app for Android and iOS. This way, you go beyond just listening to music and taking phone calls.

Walkie-Talkie Function - Once you and your friends are in your private group (up to 99 people), just press and hold the left button, say what you have to say and then let go. Your message is immediately broadcast to everyone in your group. If the people in your group are listening to music, the music will automatically pause, play the message, and then go right back to playing the music. If the other people are on a phone call, well then the walkie-talkie message will wait until they are done with the call.

GPS Location Sharing - Drop a pin on your exact location and everyone in your private group gets to see where you are.

Text and/or Image Messaging - If using the fun walkie-talkie function isn't your thing, you can text to your private group. Or maybe you only communicate in memes.. just search for that image on your phone and post it to the private group.

IPX6 Waterproof

Water and headphones don't mix, until now. The Rhinos can be rained on, splashed on, dunked in water, and they even float. After dunking them in water, just shake off the excess water and go back to listening to those self-help tapes on how not to drop stuff in water.

People Love the Rhinos

We showed the Rhinos in January at CES and people went crazy. At first they just liked the way they looked and how comfortable they were. Then we told them they were rugged and could be bent or tossed around. People really liked the sound of that. Finally, we dropped the bombshell that they are waterproof and that set people over the edge.

Men's Health named it the best headphones of CES. That says a lot, especially with the amount of new headphones that were at the trade show.

Check out this review.

Simple To Use Controls

There are multiple buttons on the right earpiece and one button on the left earpiece. This enables you to easily control all functions without looking at your phone.

You can do the following with the right earpiece:

  • Power On/Off
  • Play/Pause Music
  • Track Forward/Backward
  • Volume Up/Down
  • Answer/Hang Up a Call

You can do the following with the left earpiece:

  • Activate Walkie-Talkie
  • Activate Siri/Google Voice

Product Timeline

We have come a long way and just need a little help to get the Rhinos finished. There are a few final tweaks that need to be made to the Rhinos and then we have to place our first production run.

That is why we are here on Kickstarter again. We have learned a lot from our past Kickstarter projects. We promise to answer your questions, offer an amazing deal, and above all else, deliver the product to you first within just a few months.

Backer Rewards

  • 1 Rhino Rugged Headphone: Regularly $129.95: 30% OFF
  • 2 Rhino Rugged Headphones: Regularly $260: 40% OFF
  • The Ultimate Audio Package: 2 Rhinos, 1 Turtle Shell, 1 Orcas Bluetooth Earbuds: 50% OFF EVERYTHING
  • The Full Lineup: 1 of almost everything Outdoor Tech has to offer.

 Stretch Goals

Risks and challenges

We have worked extremely hard to remove the risks and challenges for this project.

Outdoor Tech isn't new to the Kickstarter community, we learned a great deal from the support and feedback from our previous Kickstarter campaigns.

We have trial production samples that are flowing out now and can proudly state that the Rhinos are working perfectly. We went through a 12+ month development process and are stoked to be here.

Having worked with our manufacturer for many years we can vouch for their quality and reliability. We've got a firm production schedule and are confident in our suppliers and vendors for both the inputs and manufacturing.

That said, there are inherent risks of delay in the process. We will communicate with both our backers and our manufacturer throughout the campaign to ensure the fulfillment timeline stays true.

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    Pledge $90 or more About $90

    1 Pair of Rhinos

    Get the Rhinos first and at a killer deal. Retail value is $130.

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    2 Pairs of Rhinos

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    Pledge $230 or more About $230

    Ultimate Audio Pack

    You Get:
    2 Rhinos waterproof headphones
    1 Turtle Shell 3.0's waterproof speakers
    1 Orcas wireless headphones

    This is a crazy good deal. Retail value is $470

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Ultimate ODT Product Pack

    You Get:
    1 Rhinos
    1 Turtle Shell 3.0
    1 Buckshot 2.0
    1 Buckshot Pro
    1 Orcas 2.0
    1 Big Turtle Shell
    1 Adapt
    1 Los Cabos
    1 Bajas
    1 Makos
    1 Kodiak Plus 2.0
    Total Retail Value = $880

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