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Post Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are always a busy time. With family visiting, kids off from school, and lots of events, it can be overwhelming. We’re here to help! We’re going to share the top gifts your students and family will love. These gifts are great for the technology lover in your life. You might even find something you can’t live without. In case you didn’t get everything on your Christmas list, we have you covered. From the hard-to-shop-for to the techie, we have something for everyone.

Cyber Acoustics AC-204 Stereo Headset:

If you’re looking for a gift for the person who is hard to shop for, look no further! This single plug and y-adapter headset is compatible with any hardware you could want to use. The adjustable over the head design fits comfortably on anyone. This is a true universal gift!

Soundnetic Deluxe Tri-Plug Multimedia Headset:

This headset is a great gift for the gamer in your life! With dual PC plugs that work with Chromebook and tablets, it also works with PC, MAC, smartphones, and media players. An inline plug control switch activates the headphone jack to be used, making it easy to swap between devices. On top of all these integrations, this headset provides excellent noise-isolation.

AVID Disposable Earbuds AE-215 Stereo Rubber Tipped Bulk Earbuds:

These earbuds are perfect for the active person on your list. An ideal choice for the gym, the silicon tips reduce ambient noise and can stay in during a workout. A 3-foot 10-inch cord provides extra length. These are a wonderfully affordable option when your gift list is long!

Edison Educational Robot Kit:

Kids from grades K-12 will love this robot kit! An educational gift that kids will actually want to play with, it instantly engages them. Designed to inspire an inventive spirit and get kids interested in STEM, each Edison robot features a host of sensors and can be programmed using a growing number of free software applications.

Thinkwrite Ultra Durable Headphones:

These sturdy headphones are perfect for the clumsy or destructive kid in your life. They are made of a special ABS plastic for maximum durability. Featuring a chew-resistant fabric cable to help prevent damage from even the most determined chewers, these headphones make a great gift for kids who put their tech through the worst.

HamiltonBuhl Primo Stereo Headphones:

Versatile enough to connect to almost any audio device, these are a great all in one gift! The headphones are rugged and feature a chew and kink-resistant cord. They also protect from unnecessary and distracting ambient noise. With washable leatherette ear cushions, these headphones will stay clean and ready to use anytime.

If these products have caught your attention, be sure to visit our website and see the rest of our gift options. You might even find something you need for yourself! We have tons of affordable and durable products. Shop our headphones, headsets, and earbud options for the special people on your gift list this holiday sea

Google Chromebook Headphones

If your school or office uses Chromebooks, you’ll want to make sure you have products that work together. We have many headsets, headphones, and earbuds that will work with your favorite Chromebook. To make sure your equipment is compatible, choose headsets, headphones or earbuds with a 3.5mm plug, or USB compatibility. Specifically, compatible headsets and some earbuds will have a 3.5mm TRRS plug which allows them to take advantage of their dual mic and audio features, while headphones and many earbuds will have a 3.5mm TRS plug, enabling listening only. There are USB compatible versions of all three that will work, too. Luckily, we have many affordable options for you! Let’s break down the top products by price point below, from low to high.

Soundnetic SN-CCV Stereo Budget Headphones:

These stereo headphones come individually packaged with volume control on the cord. Some of their best features include affordability and great sound quality. With their Chromebook, netbook, PC, laptop compatibility and more, they are a versatile option for your classroom or office.

Califone E3T Classroom Stereo Earbuds With Mic & Volume Control:

Lightweight with full-bodied sound quality, these earbuds are a great find for the price! They work with iOS, Windows, Android devices and Chromebooks. The ABS plastic resists shattering. These are also our first earbuds with a 1-year warranty, including use in schools.

Hamilton HA-2V SchoolMate Personal Stereo Headphone Volume Control:

There are many perks to these headphones! They have comfortable foam ear cushions that are replaceable—ideal for long testing days and classroom cleanliness. They offer in-line volume control, a 6’ braided nylon cord, and come with a 1-year warranty. On top of all this, they are compatible with Chromebook!

AVID Education AE-36 Classroom Computer Stereo Headset:

If you’re looking for a mid-level priced headset with Chromebook compatibility, look no further! This AVID headset has a padded, adjustable headband that’s a great choice for all ages. The permanent earpads stay on even after multiple uses and the 3.5mm TRRS plug operates both headphones and mic.

Hamilton Buhl SC-7V Schoolmate:

If your students need a robust headphone option with high-quality sound, this will help them get the most out of their high tech lessons. These are noise-isolating and have leatherette ear cushions that are replaceable. With a chew-resistant cord and 1-year warranty, these are ideal for your busy classroom!

HamiltonBuhl Smart-Trek Deluxe Stereo Headphone:

These have been designed specifically for the demands of the K-12 classroom environment. They are sleek, durable, and have a comfortable design. The ear cushions provide excellent noise-isolation on top of the many other unique features. Best of all, these come with a 1-year warranty!

HamiltonBuhl Sack-O-Phones:

This 5 pack of headphones is great for your small office or classroom setting. They can be easily shared and used on all your Chromebook devices. These have noise-reducing ear cups that will help your team or students stay focused. These are also compatible with MP3 players, cell phones, tablets, Mac and PC, CD players, TV’s and most gaming systems. With this versatility, you will find many uses for these in your office or classroom!

Finding Chromebook headphones has never been easier! We have options for headsets, headphones, and earbuds that are affordable, durable, and under warranty. When shopping for your classroom, school, or office, take a look at our list of Chromebook options and find the right set for your needs.

Headphones for Halloween Costumes

With Halloween right around the corner, your kids are probably mapping out their route to get the best candy on the block, and choosing what they’ll wear while they get it. If you like to create fun DIY Halloween costumes for your family, we’ve got lots of ideas! We’re rounding up the best that include headphones. The following are inspired by characters from some of the hottest movies right now, as well as some from popular throwback films. So, if you’re looking for the perfect pair of headphones or earbuds for your costume, we have suggestions for them all!

Marty McFly from Back to the Future:

Recreate Back to the Future as Marty McFly! This costume is super easy to pull off with items you already have in your closet. Throw on a red puffer vest or denim jacket and you’re set. Marty’s classic Walkman and headphones complete the look. (Bonus points if you can find a DeLorean nearby!) A classic black headphone looks best. The Soundnetic SN-CCV Stereo Budget Headphones are a great option to pair with this costume. Be sure to order before you’re “outatime!”

Maz Kanata from Star Wars:

If your kids love Star Wars they are probably loving all the new characters from the past few years. For the ancient smuggler queen, Maz Kanata, you will want a pair of old swim goggles and a larger set of headphones. We would suggest something like our Hamilton Buhl SC-7V SchoolMate Deluxe Over-Ear Headphones, or AVID Education AE-808 Classroom & Library Stereo/Mono Headphone Volume for that finishing touch. The costume you seek is not behind you, it is at Encore Data Products!

DJ:

DJ costumes range from simple to elaborate, and may have anything from homemade turntables, to disco balls. This costume version can be easy for babies, kids, teens, and adults. It can even be done as a group costume. The best part is that you can make it any way you want! Add bright colors or glow sticks to add some flair, and go with bright colored headphones. The Hamilton Buhl Flex-Phones and The AVID Education AE-808 headphones come in many bright colors and sizes, perfect for a DJ costume. Now…who’s ready to TRICK OR TREAT!

Star Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy:

With many Marvel movies being released there’s always new characters coming to the universe! Star Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy is known for his epic playlist, and always having his favorite tunes nearby. To complete the look, go for our headphones with a pop of orange like his. Both the AVID Education AE-54 Classroom Headphones in orange, and the AVID Education AE-36 Classroom Computer Stereo Headset in orange are great options. Sometimes the headset you’re searching for is right there all along!

Baby from Baby Driver:

Baby, a getaway driver, is known for always having the perfect soundtrack for every job, while wearing his extra dark sunglasses and earbuds. This is a super easy costume to pull off! We would suggest using the Disposable Headphones Stereo TT-1SP Slim Straight Plug White Earbuds. And when Halloween’s over, you’ll still hear the music!

When it comes to completing your Halloween costume, make sure you’re buying something that’s good quality for future use. Your kids will want to reuse these for their devices and phones. All of these are great affordable options for your whole family for Halloween and beyond!

The Best Headset Choices for WIDA Testing

In the past years, states across the nation have begun implementing the WIDA assessment program. WIDA develops proficiency standards and assessments for English-language learners throughout the country and has also developed the same for Spanish-language learners. Since its beginning in Wisconsin, Delaware, and Arkansas, WIDA is now used by school districts in 37 states. With WIDA, schools determine a student’s level of English when entering a school and can then place them in the correct language learning class level.

WIDA includes both listening and speaking exercises and gives recommendations for what sort of headsets will work best with the test. WIDA suggests using over-ear headphone-style headsets with microphones and stereo sound, instead of earbud-style. Lighter styles with smaller earpieces work well for younger students, while heavy-duty earpieces that sit over the entire ear are good for noise reduction and help students focus on their test exercises. Boom microphones work much better than inline microphones since they capture sound better than inline mics, which sit farther from students’ mouths. Fabric-covered cords will prevent tangling and are much more durable than rubber-covered styles. Finally, WIDA recommends having inline volume control. Since the volume cannot be adjusted once the testing software is in use, the inline volume control allows students to set the headphone volume to a comfortable level before the test begins.

While WIDA does not require any specific brand of the headset, they do have a few that they recommend. Here are three of the most popular styles among our customers for use in their WIDA testing:

  1. Hamilton Buhl Trios: The Trios headset comes equipped with both dual plugs and the TRRS plug, so it is convertible between different devices like desktops, laptops, and tablets. This makes them a great investment for school computer labs: Hamilton’s products are well-built, reliable, and can be used for a variety of applications outside of standardized testing. The Trios has a large, over-ear headphone design to help block outside noise and keep students on task.
  • AVID Education SMB-25VC: These headsets are another large over-ear design, and are heavily padded for maximum comfort. The large boom microphone can swivel up out of the way and is also adjustable to sit closer or farther from the student’s mouth so each student can achieve the perfect fit. These come with a dual plug, making them a good choice for testing environments utilizing desktop computers.
  • AVID Education AE-36: The AE-36 is possibly the most popular headset that our customers use for WIDA testing. They can be used with any laptop or desktop, and are a great choice for Chromebooks. The AE-36 comes with a 6-foot cord, which ensures that students won’t accidentally pull the cord out, even if the audio jack is in the back of the device. The padded headband and earpieces on this design keep the headphones comfortable for long-term use.

While headsets with microphones are needed for WIDA testing, purchasing a large set for school-wide testing isn’t always feasible and can be cost prohibitive. Since WIDA only recommends having three to five students working on the speaking portion of the test at a time, an affordable solution is to purchase a smaller set of headsets and combine these with headphones that can be used for the listening portion of the test. A very popular style of headphone for WIDA is the AVID Education AE-35. Similar in style to the AE-36, the AE-35 is a lightweight style with an adjustable headband that fits most students’ heads. A comfortable style for long-term use, the AE-35 is a good choice for both computer and language labs as well as classroom and school-wide headphone sets. With bulk pricing available, these headphones are not only a reliable choice for schools but are also affordable.

WIDA testing has become an important tool for school districts, and having the right equipment puts students in the best position to succeed. As schools begin to plan for the next academic year and look for headset solutions, keep these WIDA recommendations in mind!

State Testing: What Headsets Will You Need?

Spring has arrived, and with it, the school standardized testing season. Throughout the country, students will soon be taking state tests. TELPAS, PARCC WCAP, SBAC and more. Educators and testing coordinators preparing for testing will need headsets for use with the test so that students can complete listening comprehension and speaking exercises. Many state tests have requirements for these headsets to make sure they will be compatible with the testing software, and schools will need to navigate these requirements to find a headset style that will work and fit their budget. In this post, we outline some of the headset requirements and spotlight three of the most popular styles for schools to purchase. 

So, what are the headset requirements? Some testing requires headsets used must have a microphone for speaking exercises and must sit on the students’ ears and not in them (meaning that earbud styles are excluded). Using an over-the-ear headphone style instead of earbuds is also more comfortable for most students and allows them to fully focus on the test. Headsets must have a double earpiece (no single-ear styles), have stereo sound, and utilize a single, 3.5mm TRRS plug to connect into the computer. Styles with a single TRRS plug will simplify set-up, as teachers and students won’t need to deal with multiple plugs for earphones and microphones. Additional requirements are:

Driver unit size: 32mm

Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000 Hz

Impedance: 32 Ohms

Microphone Frequency Response: 100 – 12,000 Hz

Microphone Impedance: 3,320 Ohms

Using the right headsets for testing is essential so that student responses are clear and can be properly assessed.

Encore Data Products carries a wide range of headsets that fit these requirements. Here are three of the most popular styles used by our customers:

  • Soundnetic SN503: These headsets are one of the most affordable styles that our customers. The boom microphone is adjustable so each student can move it to the most comfortable position for them. The SN503 has a braided cord that helps prevent fraying, meaning these headsets can stand up to heavy use. Each one comes with a plastic storage bag, making it easy for students to store their headsets after testing.
  • AVID Education AE-55: The AE-55 was designed with the TELPAS test in mind. The ambidextrous design allows the microphone to rotate 270 degrees, so students can put these headsets on in either direction and the microphone will work. The cord comes with a Velcro tie that will keep cords from tangling with each other when the headsets are stored. The leatherette earpads are easy to clean and can be wiped down between uses.
  • ThinkWrite 90103: ThinkWrite headsets have a larger earpiece that is meant to fit over the student ’s entire ear. This guarantees comfort during applications requiring the student to wear the headset for a long period of time. Volume control on the cord of the 90103 allows students to adjust audio volume as needed. The microphone has a stiff plastic arm for maximum durability; it can also swivel up out of the way when not needed or when the headsets are stored. ThinkWrite headsets have a wide range of applications in addition to TELPAS, making them a good investment for computer and language labs.

With any of these headsets, students will not be hindered by unreliable or incorrect equipment. Instead, students will be able to focus entirely on their exam, enabling them to achieve their highest potential. As testing kicks off for some schools (and wraps up for others), we wish all students good luck on their exams this spring and in the fall!

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HAMILTONBUHL GAMERUSH COLLABORATIVE GAMING HEADSET FOR XBOX ONE AND XBOX 360 – GREEN

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GameRush Gaming Headset Custom-Made for XBox One and XBox 360 Consoles

Collaborative, multiplayer games are transforming learning and education by providing a powerful context for learning, requiring students to think, talk and work both on their own and within a group to accomplish a pre-determined goal within a story-line otherwise inaccessible to them.
GameRush headsets are custom-made for collaborative gaming. Ruggedly constructed with enhanced comfort and easy controls, they feature adjustable plush foam headband, soft leatherette swivel ear cups, audio and mic controls, and omnidirectional swivel gooseneck microphone for maximum operational flexibility. And, in-game voice volume adjusts to ensure clear and crisp team communication.

Lose yourself in your favorite games and kick up your experience a notch with the GameRush series of gaming headsets from HamiltonBuhl.

HAMILTONBUHL GAMERUSH HEADSET CUSTOM-MADE FOR COLLABORATIVE GAMING FOR PS3 AND PS4

GameRush™ Gaming Headset Custom-Made for PS3 and PS4 Consoles

Our Price: $19.99 – wow!!

GameRush™ headsets are custom-made for collaborative gaming. Ruggedly constructed with enhanced comfort and easy controls, they feature adjustable plush foam headband, soft leatherette swivel ear cups, audio and mic controls, and omnidirectional swivel gooseneck microphone for maximum operational flexibility. And, in-game voice volume adjusts to ensure clear and crisp team communication.

Lose yourself in your favorite games and kick up your experience a notch with the GameRush™ series of gaming headsets from HamiltonBuhl.

HAMILTON BUHL JUKE24 PORTABLE DIGITAL JUKEBOX WITH CD PLAYER AND KARAOKE FUNCTION – PINK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Juke24™, the amazing, portable, patent pending digital jukebox that let’s you listen to your favorites, at the touch of a button, as often as you want!

Simply load up to 48 hours of any music or audio from CD, computer, smartphone, laptop or flash drive, even read and record songs, poems or books to listen to, anytime.

For the wannabe rockstars, load up all the Rock anthems through the decades. Obsessed with Broadway? Load up all the soundtracks you want! Need to appease the kids? Load up their favorites and put them in control of pushing buttons. They can even sing-along! Reminiscing about the good ol’ times? Load up Sinatra, Armstrong and Elvis. Want some suspense? Upload the latest books-on-tape from the likes of Stephen King or Robert Ludlum.

Easily upload content to as many of the 24 buttons as you like, Then, create and insert button artwork for easy recall. We’ve even created a free iPhone app to make creating button artwork fun and quick!

And, since button artwork is created by you, it’s easily used by both young and old, no computer programming skills needed.

Built tough to withstand the rigors of daily use, Juke24 comes with built-in 4 GB of memory, has a back-loading CD player, karaoke function with talkover mic for sing-along, built-in speakers, digital display and translucent button covers.

HAMILTONBUHL PORTABLE TAPE TO MP3 CONVERTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the HamiltonBuhl HA968 portablecassette tape to MP3 converter you can easily convert your favorite mix tapes to MP3 without a computer!

Converted from tape to MP3 format in real time, your new digital files will be compatible with PC or MAC.

Simply plug in the provided ear buds into the audio output to listen to the content on the mix tapes. Insert a USB flash drive into the USB slot, press the “record” button and the device will automatically convert and record all of your tape content to an MP3 format on to the USB device. It’s that easy!

HAMILTON UNIVERSAL INDUCTION WIRELESS SPEAKER FOR TABLETS

 

 

 

 

 

Hamilton’s IND-DOCK3 Induction Speaker is totally portable and requires no wires, wifi, configuration or pairing.  Through the ingenuity of induction the speaker dock amplifies the sound of your audio form almost any mobile device such as tablets and mobile phones.

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The Fluent Audio Language Interpretation and Tour Systems are the perfect solution for any school, hospital or organization that wants to make sure their visitors/guests/customers understand every word. This system is ideal for indoor or outdoor use at any venue, and is 100% compatible with most existing 72MHz bodypack systems, including other competitor’s brands of 72MHz systems currently in use. Outstanding audio is supplied from a small, lightweight wireless audio system.

The Fluent Audio 72MHz Compact system combines a small package with outstanding features.  Incorporating a new compact design, the FA-72MLITG utilizes built-in switching diversity antennas to provide a more reliable and secure transmission of the wireless RF signal.  The transmitter broadcasts a high-quality one-way audio signal to an unlimited number of receivers providing crystal clear audio to each listener with a transmission range of up to 400 feet line of site. Each transmitter and receiver has a lithium ion battery (600mAh) which provides up to 24 hours of operation and utilizes smart charging technology to fully charge each unit in no more than two hours. With easy to read LCD displays, transmitters and receivers are easily programmed and ready to operate in minutes.  Great for schools, hospitals, manufacturers, museums, government agencies, houses of worship, tour companies, and businesses.

Weighing less than 1.5 ounces each, FA-72MLITG Compact transmitters and receivers are lightweight and easy to wear all day.


Long Range Reception
With a range of up to 400 feet and 17 channels, the FA-72MLITG Compact system provides user flexibility that is second to none.

Outstanding Audio Clarity
With its new comact design, and switching diversity antennas, the 72MHz Compact system provides a clear, reliable, signal transmission.

Built-in Batteries, Two Hour Recharge (no need to spend money on AA batteries)
Charging is quick and easy—with built-in lithium ion batteries, smart charging technology, and a 24-slot drop-in charging tray, your entire system can be charged in two hours or less. A single charge will allow transmitters to operate for a minimum of 15 hours and receivers for up to 40 hours.

Easy Programming
Easy to read LCD screens allows for fast, trouble-free set-up of users desired settings.

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No more lugging around multiple boxes or heavy 40 pound audio cases—our Compact systems fit into a small soft-sided carry case and weigh less than 10 pounds.

System Components
(1) 72 MHz Compact Transmitter, (20) 72 MHz Compact Receivers, (20) Headphones, (1) Headset Mic, (1) Soft Carry Case, (1) 24 Slot Drop-in Charger

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For Media Carts and AV Systems and designed specifically for the educational environment, this Bluetooth media speaker is engineered to provide room filling sound- from low media carts to high wall mounted locations.

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