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DESIGNED FOR EDUCATION : THINKWRITE HEADSETS – product spotlight

Looking for products built with durability, comfort and ease of use -specifically  to meet the needs of the education market?

ThinkWrite was born to meet the needs of schools and districts that are implementing mobile devices into their learning environment.

ThinkWrite was formed in 2013 by Mike Guerena, a former Education Technology Director, who saw a need for improved mobile device accessories in classrooms.

Encore Data Products is a happy reseller partner and offers the complete ThinkWrite product line – (here’s a small selection listed below.)

Call TOLL FREE: 866-926-1669 or ORDER ONLINE

 

THINKWRITE ULTRA DURABLE HEADPHONES

Designed specifically for the demands of students in classrooms.

The headphone is constructed with a special ABS plastic that ensures maximum durability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A chew resistant fabric cable prevents damage from even the toughest chewers.

In line volume control standard and cleanable ear pads.

THINKWRITE ULTRA DURABLE HEADSET 3.5MM TRRS PLUG

ThinkWrite headsets have been designed specifically for the demands of students in classrooms. The headset is constructed with a special plastic on the headrest that can be bent to extreme positions and also has an extra thick, chew resistant braided fabric cable with built in volume control.

The headsets are built to take advantage of the iPads and Chromebooks single jack for recording and listening. They are very useful for speech to text and recording voiceovers at schools on the iPad and the Chromebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students can take advantage of the ThinkWrite headsets doing the following:

1. Record themselves reading so teacherscan monitor fluency.
2. Record themselves reading their own writing.
3. Record voice overs for multimedia projects. (iMovie)
4. Get speech feedback from language applications. (Duolingo)
5. Participate in a Skype or FaceTime connection with a student in another state or country.
6. Leave voice feedback on other students work and projects. (Voice Thread)
7. Compose a first draft of a writing assignment using voice to text. (Siri or Dragon)
8. Teach a math concept to other students with Explain Everything.
9. Create an original song in GarageBand with voice effects recorded with headset.
10. Use Siri for voice commands.

Compatible with Scholastic Read 180 and Imagine Learning.

3 Headset Color Options:  Black (90103-BLACK), Navy (90103-NAVY) & Red (90103-RED)

 

THINKWRITE ULTRA LIGHT HEADPHONES

ThinkWrite’s ultra light headphones have been designed specifically for the demands of students in classrooms. The headphone is constructed with a special ABS plastic that ensures maximum durability. A chew resistant fabric cable prevents damage from even the toughest chewers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A great lightweight headphone for the classroom at an affordable price.

ThinkWrite Ultra Light headphones feature:

– High Fidelity Sound
– Lightweight and Durable Plastic Frame
– Chew Resistant Fabric Cable

Specifications:

– Driver Unit: 40mm
– Power Handling Capacity: 100mW
– Frequency Response: 20-20000Hz
– Impedance: 32ohs
– Sensitivity: 105FB+/-3dB
– Cord Length: 1.5m
– Cord Material: Braided fabric
– Plug: 3.5mm stereo

1 year manufacturer warranty

THINKWRITE 10 PORT USB CHARGER

Charge 10 iPads or other USB powered devices at once with 2.4 amps per port. Features smart charging chip. Detects your device and delivers its fastest possible charge speed.

 

 

 

 

 

Replace bulky power strip and separate charging adapters with a compact charging station.

An inexpensive alternative to charging carts.

Over-current, over-voltage protection and premium circuitry ensure the reliability, charge your devices fast and safely.

Highest power rating at 120W / 19.2 Amps output for adapter.

Charge only:  Does not sync devices.

Specifications

Input: DC 12V/8A
Output: DC 5V/2.4A (Max) x 10 ports

1 Year manufacturer warranty

 

 

NEW CALIFONE LISTENING PRODUCTS – now shipping!

Califone has a trusted reputation in the education market for producing quality “made for education ” headset and headphone products with good value.

New additions are the Bluetooth® Jackbox and two new series of headphones and headsets, which will feature newly enhanced CaliTuffTM cords.

Perfect for all classroom listening applications and student testing – available NOW!

Here’s a selection – full details online.

Call TOLL FREE: 866-926-1669 or buy ONLINE

CALIFONE NEOTECH 1017IMUSB HEADSET

The NeoTech Plus 1017IMUSB is a versatile, workhorse headset for general-purpose classroom usage with Chromebooks, laptop and desktop computers. The 1017IMUSB delivers performance at a cost-effective price for 1:1 learning, assessment testing and more. Its audio playback is calibrated to enhance the tonal range of the human voice in language learning and its noise-reducing, unidirectional inline microphone captures a student’s verbal response – not their neighbors – making it ideal for language learning, library uses and in computer labs. Compatible with Chromebooks, laptop and desktop PCs & Macs, it provides the versatility you need for BOYD and school-issued device requirements in the classroom.

  • Padded headband comfortable enough for extended wear
  • Fully adjustable to fit all sizes
  • Noise-reducing circumaural earcups lower external noise so volume can be set at levels recommended for hearing safety
  • 6’ Highly durable CaliTuff™ cord made of braided, PVC-jacketed material with reinforced earcup entry point resists chewing, cutting and separation
  • Inline volume control ideal for easy access
  • Rugged ABS plastic head strap and earcups resist breakage in high-use situations, replaceable leatherette ear cushions

Durable CaliTuff™ CordThe 1017IMUSB features a highly durable CaliTuff™ cord made of braided, PVC-jacketed material that resists chewing and cutting. The CaliTuff™ cord design includes a reinforced earcup entry point that resists stress separation.

Hygienic Packaging
The 1017IMUSB comes in a heavy gauge plastic zip lock bag with personalized labeling area that promotes classroom hygiene by isolating head lice while providing utility for storage when not in use.

3-Year Institutional Warranty
Califone’s 3-year institutional warranty covers school usage, unlike consumer grade product warranties that are often voided when applied to damage sustained in classroom settings. This added level of protection helps stretch your budget by covering replacement costs if necessary in your particular situation.

CALIFONE NEOTECH PLUS 1017AV HEADPHONE

The NeoTech Plus 1017AV is a versatile, workhorse headphone for general-purpose classroom usage with mobile devices. The 1017AV delivers performance at a cost-effective price for 1:1 learning, assessment testing and more. Its audio playback
is calibrated to enhance the tonal range of the human voice in language learning, library uses and in computer labs.

Compatible with tablets, smartphones, Chromebooks, laptop and desktop PCs & Macs, it provides the versatility you need for BOYD and school-issued device requirements in the classroom.

-Padded headband comfortable enough for extended wear

  • Fully adjustable ABS head strap to fit all sizes
  • Noise-reducing circumaural earcups lower external noise so volume can be set at levels recommended for hearing safety
  • Highly durable CaliTuff™ cord made of braided, PVC-jacketed material with reinforced earcup entry point resists chewing, cutting and separation
  • 6’ straight cord long enough to avoid accidental pull out
  • The 3.5mm stereo plug works with computers, tablets and smartphones
  • Inline volume control ideal for easy access
  • Rugged ABS plastic earcups resist breakage in high-use situations, replaceable leatherette ear cushions

Durable CaliTuff™ Cord
The 1017AV features a highly durable CaliTuff™ cord made of braided, PVC-jacketed material that resists chewing and cutting. The CaliTuff™ cord design includes a reinforced earcup entry point that resists stress separation.

Hygienic Packaging
The 1017AV comes in a heavy gauge plastic zip lock bag with personalized labeling area that promotes classroom hygiene by isolating head lice while providing utility for storage when not in use.

3-Year Institutional Warranty
Califone’s 3-year institutional warranty covers school usage, unlike consumer grade product warranties that are often voided when applied to damage sustained in classroom settings. This added level of protection helps stretch your budget by covering replacement costs if necessary in your particular situation.

CALIFONE NEOTECH 1025MUSB HEADSET

The NeoTech 1025MUSB is an attractively-priced, mainstream, mid-weight headset for general-purpose classroom usage. The 1025MUSB delivers performance at a cost-effective price for 1:1 learning, assessment testing and more. Its audio playback is calibrated to enhance the tonal range of the human voice in language learning and its noise-reducing boom microphone captures a student’s verbal response – not their neighbors, making it ideal for language learning, library uses and in computer labs. Compatible with Chromebooks, laptop and desktop PCs & Macs, it provides the versatility you need for BOYD and school-issued device requirements in the classroom.

  • Padded headband comfortable enough for extended wear
  • Fully adjustable ABS head strap to fit all sizes
  • Noise-reducing circumaural earcups lower external noise so volume can be set at levels recommended for hearing safety
  • Highly durable CaliTuff™ cord made of braided, PVC-jacketed material with reinforced earcup entry point resists chewing, cutting and separation
  • 6’ straight cord long enough to avoid accidental pull out
  • Inline volume control ideal for easy access
  • Rugged ABS plastic earcups resist breakage in high-use situations

 

Durable CaliTuff™ Cord
The 1025MUSB features a highly durable CaliTuff™ cord made of braided, PVC-jacketed material that resists chewing and cutting. The CaliTuff™ cord design includes a reinforced earcup entry point that resists stress separation and a tethered Velcro strap that provides cable management for easy storage.

Hygienic Packaging
The 1025MUSB comes in a heavy gauge plastic zip lock bag with personalized labeling area that promotes classroom hygiene by isolating head lice while providing utility for storage when not in use.

3-Year Institutional Warranty
Califone’s 3-year institutional warranty covers school usage, unlike consumer grade product warranties that are often voided when applied to damage sustained in classroom settings. This added level of protection helps stretch your budget by covering replacement costs if necessary in your particular situation.

CALIFONE 1216BKBT BLUETOOTH® 6 POSITION JACKBOX

If you want to stream audio from your Bluetooth® enabled smartphone, tablet or PC to facilitate differentiated learning, literacy, ELL or Special Needs instruction, Califones’s new 1216BKBT Bluetooth® Jackbox is ideal. The 1216BKBT is a simple, cost-effective solution that supports up to six students – or more if necessary with its daisy chaining capability. Plus, it’s easy to operate – simply scan for devices, look for Califone 1216BT and pair your device.

• Supports Bluetooth®4.0
• Connects up to six headphones, each 3.5mm jack with individual volume control
• Silver-plated contacts help prevent “crackling” sound heard with other jacboxes when headphones are connected
• Multi-function touch button controls Power on/off and Pause/Play functions
• LED status indicators provide information for Power On/Off, battery charge, Bluetooth® and streaming functions
• 3.5mm jack to daisy chain another jackbox for added listeners
• Internal rechargeable battery supports up to 12-hour playtime
• USB charging port (Power adapter included)
• Line In 3.5mm analog input jack connects to various audio sources
• Rugged ABS plastic casing for durability and school safety
• Two predrilled holes to permanently affix jackbox
• Ideal for differentiated learners, literacy groups, ELD/ELL Special Education applications, call center training and language labs
• This jackbox carries a one-year warranty and service support available through authorized dealers nationwide

Specifications
Bluetooth®: 4.0
Listening positions: 6 x 3.5mm jacks

 

THIS MONTHS LUCKY GREAT HEADPHONE GIVEAWAY WINNER!

This months Winner: 

Kayla V.
The Winston School, Del Mar, CA

“This is so exciting!  Winning the contest made my day!  I plan to give the headphones to students who use assistive technology.  These headphones, and more importantly, the microphones, will allow students to use speech to text to dictate their writing.  I always say, headphones are worth their weight in gold! Thank you so much!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Encore Data Products is committed to providing America’s schools with the latest trends in education technology. We’re proud to host The Great Headphone Giveaway program, giving schools, libraries and educational organizations across our country the opportunity to receive free technology accessories for listening, learning, testing and training.

Each month, one lucky winner will win valuable education technology products from Encore Data Products! Choose from one of several Encore products to fit your classroom, library or student needs. Participants can re-enter each month for a chance to win, so keep trying!

 

A CONVERSATION WITH OLIVER PAGE -Co-founder of NUTKASE

NutKase Accessories offer innovative ,stylish protection products for iPADS , Tablet computers and laptops – that are now available from Encore Data Products.

With intuitive and feature rich designs, NutKase has sold products to schools and corporations in over 35 countries on 5 continents since 2011.

They have garnered a respected following, receiving accolades from many prestigious companies and education faculties along the way.

Oliver Page – Co Founder of Nutkase offered his insight into the unique NutKase story and what they offer to every user of  an iPAD , Tablet computer or laptop – be it a student or business user!

1. WHAT MAKES NUTKASE A BETTER PRODUCT?

The company is  a combination of Italian design aesthetics and American innovation.

The quality and durability of fabric, stitching and color options of the products – makes it aspirational as well as a practical solution to device protection.

For example the NutKase BumpKase for iPad is available in 11 different colors enabling organization in a school district:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Different buildings or faculties could use certain colors , grade levels can be differentiated and staff could use another color.

This provides security for tracking devices and practicality for lessons and classroom instruction.

There is also a 10 year limited warranty with free replacement on all products .

The BumpKase products are tested for 4 foot drop protection in a slim reinforced TPU custom engineered shell.

Designed to withstand the rigors of the classroom and student users!

There are also customization options available and users can have their logo embossed for orders of 100 units plus.

2. FREE SHIPPING

Another unique feature that sets NutKase apart- is free shipping in the USA to all customers !

Typical delivery in 4-6 days .

Allow slightly longer for custom order with logo embossing (typically 30 days).

3. LOGO EMBOSSING AND EASY CUSTOMIZATION

Innovation in the supply chain makes customization for your school or business simple.

Minimum order 100 units

Leadtime – typically under 7 days for BumpKase  – and ChromeBook case 30 days.

Cost is FREE with 100 unit order!

PNG and AI files are the preferred artwork files.

For more info CALL TOLL FREE 866-926-1669 or to prepare a digital rendering of your logo click online HERE

4. INNOVATION AND NEW PRODUCTS?

All products are recent innovations and the company is focused on constant improvement in the design , durability and supply chain.

For example: The patented V-Strap on BumpKase for iPad- offers a comfortable hand grip and helps people with disabilities.

The simple customization options are another example – as well as the broad range of colors that helps customer organization in schools , colleges , universities and businesses.

5. PLANS FOR THE FUTURE?

Thats easy !

Keep innovating and have a larger presence in the USA.

Oliver and NutKase will be at all the main US education technology shows : ISTE , TCEA , FETC , OETC etc.

 

 

 

 

 

Encore Data Products is happy to be a proud partner and will be exhibiting at those shows too.

Shop for NutKase products : CALL TOLL FREE 866-926-1669 or click online HERE

Follow us on social media as well and stay tuned for new developments!

 

 

 

 

HEADPHONES : CHOOSING THE BEST CONNECTIVITY AND DURABILITY !

With the enormous selection of models to choose from – its important to choose the best headphone or headset that offers the best connectivity option along with durability- when used in the classroom.

Enabling your product to be “future proof” is also a good idea, if there are desktops moving to laptop or tablet computers.

Here are some WIRED options and considerations with various models – we will look at BLUETOOTH and WIRELESS options in a future blog post.

Please order ONLINE or call TOLL FREE: 866-926-1669 – we are knowledgable and happy to help!

HAMILTONBUHL TRIOS MULTI-MEDIA HEADSET W/ GOOSENECK MIC

HamiltonBuhl has redefined what a true multimedia headset is! 
Trios headset, easily connects to any of your devices from dual plug PCs to one-plug
Chromebooks, tablets and smartphones!

Trios is the only headset you will ever need to connect with any of your devices, whether old or new, PC or Mac, Chromebooks, tablets, smartphones and media players!
Chew and kink-resistant Dura-Cord on Trios has been uniquely designed to split into the plugs needed to connect to all devices. It will become your go-to solution from first use, eliminating the need to switch headsets.
In addition to the exclusive tri-plug Dura-Cord, Trios features deluxe over-ear design, folding, padded headband for easy storage and gooseneck microphone for maximum versatility.
This stylish headset delivers superior sound quality with soft, leatherette ear cushions designed to provide excellent noise-isolation. Built to accommodate all devices, Trios is the headset that will meet all your requirements!
***WIDA classroom testing recommended***

 

Headset Specifications:
  • 40mm ABS Magnet Speakers
  • Ear Cup Volume Control
  • Black TRRS Plug is for Newer Devices with Single Jack for both Audio and Microphone
  • Pink (Microphone) and Green (Stereo Audio) plugs are for Computers with Separate Inputsfor Audio and Microphone
  • Frequency Response: 50-20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 32
  • 5′ Dura-Cord
  • Foldable Leatherette Padded Headband
  • Noise-isolating Leatherette Ear Cushions
Microphone Specifications:
  • Omnidirectional Electret Condenser
  • Sensitivity: -36dB+/-3dB
  • Frequency Response: 50-16,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 2,200

Warranty:  1 Year

 

 

 

 

 

SOUNDNETIC DELUXE TRI-PLUG MULTIMEDIA HEADSET

 

 

 

 

 

 

Works with any of your devices: old or new, PC or MAC, tablets, smartphones and media players!

Chew and kink-resistant Dura-Cord™ has been uniquely designed to split into the plugs needed to connect to all devices.

The inline control switch allows you to select and activate the proper plug (TRRS), or jacks (Dual PC) as you switch between your devices. Use it once; it will quickly become your go-to
solution, eliminating the need to switch headphones. 

In addition to the exclusive tri-plug Dura-Cord™, Soundnetic™ features a
deluxe over-ear design, folding headband, and a gooseneck microphone for maximum versatility. This stylish headset delivers superior sound quality with soft, leatherette ear cushions designed to provide excellent noise-isolation.

Includes Storage Bag: Heavy-duty, write-on, moisture-resistant, reclosable bag. Helps prevent the spread of lice!

Compatible with
iPods, iTouches, MP3 Players
iPhones, Cell Phones
iPads, Tablets, eReaders
PCs and Macs
CD Players, Stereos
TVs
Most Gaming Systems

HAMILTONBUHL TRIOSAIR PLUS PERSONAL MULTIMEDIA HEADSET GOOSENECK MIC – includes USB connectivity

TriosAir Plus™ headset, easily connects to any of your devices from dual plug PCs to one-plug
TRRS or USB Chromebooks, tablets and smartphones!
TriosAir Plus™ is the only lightweight, on-ear headset you will ever need to connect with any
of  your devices, whether old or new, PC or Mac, Chromebooks, tablets, smartphones and
media players.

Chew and kink-resistant Dura-Cord™ on TriosAir Plus™ has been uniquely designed to split
into the plugs needed to connect to all devices. It will become your go-to solution from first use,
eliminating the need to switch headsets.

CYBER ACOUSTICS AC-6010 STEREO HEADSET W/ SINGLE PLUG AND Y-ADAPTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

The AC-6010 is an excellent choice for any listening/speaking activities on your computer or tablet. It utilizes a single 3.5mm plug, compatible with Android, Apple, Chromebook, tablets, and most desktop computers. With the included Y-adapter the AC-6010 is backwards compatible with all other hardware. A true universal solution.

FEATURES:
• Unidirectional noise-canceling microphone
• Leatherette ear pads
• Flexible boom arm
• Adjustable headband
• Durable design
• Robust cord
• PC Y-adapter included
• In-line volume/mute control