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Rika - Wood & Bamboo Headphones

Head-Fi Review: http://www.head-fi.org/t/622238/first-look-rika-bamboo-headphones

Rika has come to kickstarter to present a project built around a love for music and technology, and an appreciation for the deep, rich sound that wood instruments deliver.  Rika headphones integrate the classic features of wood acoustics with modern audio technology to provide a concert hall atmosphere for your music.  

Rika was founded in Seattle, Washington with a product designed to go against the grain.

We see enough plastic headphones roaming the streets and want to bring a different look.  But, what we are really excited about is the sound created by the wood housing.  We make use of the same concepts behind the wood acoustics found in symphony instruments and concert hall wood paneling. The sound produced from these headphones is exactly what we were going for.

By engineering our headphones with a wood housing, the music is allowed to be heard as it was meant to be. Just as guitars, violins, and speaker boxes are carefully made from specific woods to create the best sound, we make use of the natural medium of wood in our passionate drive for a crisp, brilliant sound.

Kickstarter is the perfect place to introduce Rika headphones.

Developing a product and bringing it to the market is a thrilling experience as ideas and raw materials transform to a finished product. We want you to be involved from day one.  There are plenty of ways of getting investments to develop a product; in fact, several interested companies have approached us already. Instead, we want to involve you, our future customers and fans. Our hope is to build a company that holds a strong relationship with it's customers, and coming here to Kickstarter is a great way to start.

By coming on Kickstarter to offer pledge packages, we've opened this experience to you. We’re eager to get this thing going, and Rika needs your help.  Here on Kickstarter, you're able to be a part of this early on and stroll around your block as the first with Rika headphones.

Rika Headphones - Let your music thrive.

More pictures and info can be found at www.rikaheadphones.com

Pledge Descriptions

Each pair of headphones comes with an in-line mic – a click of the button will pause, play and skip music in addition to the ability to accept and end cell phone calls. Also works with Apple’s Siri by holding down the button.

All pledge prices include shipping within the United States.  International orders should add $15 for shipping.

Pledge 1:  $2 

We appreciate your support and welcome you to join our mailing list for future products.  We understand you’re not quite ready to put money down for a pair of headphones, but you want to be involved.  Years down the road you can always say you helped start Rika Headphones. 

Pledge 2:  $45

Get a pair of our Olympia headphones at an early Kickstarter price.  The black walnut housing produces a warm, crisp sound.  Also includes an in-line mic so you can pause music, answer a call, end the call and go back to your music or even skip tracks with a series of clicks.

Olympia - Black Walnut
Olympia - Black Walnut

Technical Specs:

8mm Drivers 
Frequency response: 18Hz-22KHz
Impedance: 16 Ohm
Sensitivity: 101 +/-3dB At 1KHz1mW

Pledge 3:  $55

Get a pair of our Teton headphones at an early Kickstarter price.  The use of bamboo brings more natural bass to your music.  Also includes an in-line mic so you can pause music, answer a call, end the call and go back to your music or even skip tracks with a series of clicks.

Teton - Bamboo
Teton - Bamboo

Technical Specs:

40mm Drivers 
Frequency response: 18Hz-22KHz
Impedance: 32 Ohm
Sensitivity: 113 +/-3dB At 1KHz1mW

Pledge 4:  $75

Get a pair of our Shasta headphones at an early Kickstarter price.  If Beethoven were alive today you bet he would be wearing a pair of these beauties. Made from Cherry wood, the sound created is rich and pure.  Also includes an in-line mic so you can pause music, answer a call, end the call and go back to your music or even skip tracks with a series of clicks.

Shasta - Cherry
Shasta - Cherry

Technical Specs:

40mm Drivers 
Frequency response: 18Hz-22KHz
Impedance: 32 Ohm
Sensitivity: 101 +/-3dB At 1KHz1mW

Pledge 5: $100

By request, we have added a pledge package for both the Olympia (in-ear) and Teton (bamboo over-ear) headphones. Shipping within the U.S. is included in this pledge. International orders add $15 for shipping.

Pledge 6: $110

By request, we have added a pledge package for both the Olympia (in-ear) and Shasta (cherry over-ear) headphones. Shipping within the U.S. is included in this pledge. International orders add $15 for shipping.

Pledge 7: $155

Get one of each of our 3 models in one pledge with over 10% off from the individual pledges. Shipping within the U.S. is included in this pledge. International orders add $20 for shipping.

Pledge 8: $1,200

This is our distributor pledge. We've had several smaller retail shops wanting to get in on the action. This is for you. With this pledge, you will receive 8 of each of our 3 models, 24 pairs of headphones total. Shipping within the U.S. is included in this pledge. International orders add $200 for shipping.

More pictures and info can be found at www.rikaheadphones.com

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    We appreciate your support and welcome you to join our mailing list for future products. We understand you’re not quite ready to put money down for a pair of headphones, but you want to be involved. Years down the road you can always say you helped start Rika Headphones.

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    Get a pair of our Olympia headphones at an early Kickstarter price! The black walnut housing produces a warm, crisp sound. Also includes an in-line mic so you can pause music, answer a call, end the call and go back to your music or even skip tracks with a series of clicks. The $8 U.S. shipping is already included in the pledge. International orders should include $15 for shipping.

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    Get a pair of our Teton headphones at an early Kickstarter price! The use of bamboo brings more natural bass to your music. Also includes an in-line mic. The $8 U.S. shipping is already included in the pledge. International orders should include $15 for shipping.

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    29 backers

    Get a pair of our Shasta headphones at an early Kickstarter price! If Beethoven were alive today you bet he would be wearing a pair of these beauties. Made from Cherry wood, the sound created is rich and pure. People into quality acoustics will enjoy the Shasta headphones. Also includes in-line mic. The $8 U.S. shipping is already included in the pledge. International orders should include $15 for shipping.

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    By request, we have added a pledge package for both the Olympia (in-ear) and Teton (bamboo over-ear) headphones. Shipping within the U.S. is included in this pledge. International orders add $15 for shipping.

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    8 backers

    By request, we have added a pledge package for both the Olympia (in-ear) and Shasta (cherry over-ear) headphones. Shipping within the U.S. is included in this pledge. International orders add $15 for shipping.

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    Get one of each of our 3 models in one pledge with over 10% off from the individual pledges. Shipping within the U.S. is included in this pledge. International orders add $20 for shipping.

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    This is our distributor pledge. We've had several smaller retail shops wanting to get in on the action. This is for you. With this pledge, you will receive 8 of each of our 3 models, 24 pairs of headphones total. Shipping within the U.S. is included in this pledge. International orders add $200 for shipping.

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