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Shieldz | Premium Headphone Protection

Shieldz let you customize your premium headphones while protecting them from wear and tear.

Shieldz | Premium Headphone Protection

Shieldz let you customize your premium headphones while protecting them from wear and tear.

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About

 "Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything." - Plato

As always, it started with a problem...

"I was actually borrowing a pair of Beats Studio Wireless from a friend. I immediately fell in love with them - especially while working out. I'm not a big fan of wires so I Ioved the fact that I could workout with my phone in my bag. The problem was that after about a month of using them everyday, one of the pads ripped. 

So I went on the internet to see if there was anything on the market that could prevent this from happening. My thinking was that the pads were the only part that needed protecting since they're the only thing in contact with the oils and sweat from your skin. 

My search then lead me to Amazon where I began to look at all of the one and two-star reviews for Beats. I found that the majority of these negative reviews were from people who had the same issue that I did. Seeing that there was a potential market, I decided to draw something up and put a team together."

- Dillon Auxier, Founder of Shieldz Technology

Prototyping

We found a local manufacturing in Orange County and began the prototyping process. After several revisions, we had a CAD file that looked like it would work so we had the first batch produced.

First CAD drawing for Shieldz
First CAD drawing for Shieldz

The Adjustments

We had to refine the process several times to get the Shieldz to fit just right. We wanted to make sure we didn't compromise the aesthetic integrity of the premium headphones. Finally, we got our final mold secured and began to choose the first six colors.

Initial six colors of Shieldz
Initial six colors of Shieldz

Manufacturing

The next step was to find a competent manufacturer. After searching through several options we were ready to begin our tooling process. Although we were able to start the process for the Beats Studio model, we realized we needed to make several different models for the most popular premium headphones. With your help, we can make this happen!

First Headphone Models

  • Beats Studio 2.0
  • Beats Solo2
  • Bose QC25

If $35,000 Reached

  • Beats Mixr
  • New Color

If $50,000 Reached

  • Beats Pro
  • 2 New Colors

We will be using the funds to cover our tooling and manufacturing costs along with the initial batches for each model.

Men & Women's sizes from S - XL
Men & Women's sizes from S - XL

Risks and challenges

Mass production could pose any number of challenges, however we've partnered with a professional and established manufacturing facility based that deals with a clientele that is accustomed to rapid expansion. We have reworked many prototypes and worked with them every step of the way so we know our manufacturing partner definitely has the capacity and expertise to complete the final product.

We are confident you will have your Shieldz in your hands by the end of March. However, if there are issues at customs or shipping (especially for international orders), then it's possible that you might receive your order a little later.

If we hit a large volume of pledges far exceeding our initial estimates, then your delivery date may be delayed.

Finally, if you do not fill out the model survey in a timely manner, then we cannot send you the Shieldz. We will message you through Kickstarter and your email.

We will be extremely transparent and will update you on the status of production and shipment whenever there is something new to share.

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    Shoutout and Good Karma.

    Plus, we will be framing a picture with everyones name who contributed in our office.

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    Shoutout and Good Karma.

    Plus, three 3"x 3" Shieldz "Limited Edition" Logo Stickers.

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    Shieldz "Logo" Tee
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    - Crew, Tank Top or V Neck

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    ***SUPER Early Bird Special***

    Pair of Shieldz | Any Color

    Headphone Models:
    • Bose QC25
    • Beast Solo2
    • Beats Studio/Studio Wireless
    • Beats Mixr (*if milestone is reached)
    • Beats Pro (*if milestone is reached)

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    ***Early Bird Special***

    Pair of Shieldz | Any Color

    Headphone Models:
    • Bose QC25
    • Beast Solo2
    • Beats Studio/Studio Wireless
    • Beats Mixr (*if milestone is reached)
    • Beats Pro (*if milestone is reached)

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    Pair of Shieldz | Any Color

    Headphone Models:
    • Bose QC25
    • Beast Solo2
    • Beats Studio/Studio Wireless
    • Beats Mixr (*if milestone is reached)
    • Beats Pro (*if milestone is reached)

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    Pair of Shieldz | Any Color

    -and-

    Shieldz Tee

    Headphone Models:
    • Bose QC25
    • Beast Solo2
    • Beats Studio/Studio Wireless
    • Beats Mixr (*if milestone is reached)
    • Beats Pro (*if milestone is reached)

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    3 Pack of Shieldz | Any 3 Colors Offered

    Headphone Models:
    • Bose QC25
    • Beast Solo2
    • Beats Studio/Studio Wireless
    • Beats Mixr (*if milestone is reached)
    • Beats Pro (*if milestone is reached)

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    First 6 Colors of Shieldz

    Headphone Models:
    • Bose QC25
    • Beast Solo2
    • Beats Studio/Studio Wireless
    • Beats Mixr (*if milestone is reached)
    • Beats Pro (*if milestone is reached)

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    Pair of Beats Studio Wireless (retail $400)
    +
    All 6 Colors of Shieldz
    +
    VIP Ticket to Launch Party

    Headphone Models:
    • Bose QC25
    • Beast Solo2
    • Beats Studio/Studio Wireless
    • Beats Mixr (*if milestone is reached)
    • Beats Pro (*if milestone is reached)

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    THE "Shieldz VIP" REWARD:

    • Pair of Beats Studio Wireless (retail $400)
    • Every original color of Shieldz + next two colors introduced
    • 2 styles of Shieldz Tee (Men's or Women's)
    • VIP Launch Party Invite

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    THE "Shieldz Ultimate VIP" REWARD:

    • 2 Nights stay in Orange County
    • Flight + Accommodations to Launch Party
    • Pair of Beats Studio Wireless (retail $400)
    • Every original color of Shieldz + next two colors introduced
    • 2 styles of Shieldz Tee (Men's or Women's)
    • VIP Launch Party Invite

    Get the complete VIP treatment for our launch party. We'll cover your airfare and set you up in Orange County for 2 nights.

    *Airfare coverage is only open to US residents.

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