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Jackbox facilitates two-way communication between mobile devices

Califone International, Inc., announces the launch of the 1210T Jackbox, which allows students to listen to content from mobile devices or computers and also allows them to respond verbally through connected headsets.
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Califone International, Inc., announces the launch of the 1210T Jackbox, which allows students to listen to content from mobile devices or computers and also allows them to respond verbally through connected headsets.

The 1210T facilitates differentiated learning lessons, literacy exercises, small group projects and virtual field trips through Skype® chats, Google®+ Hangouts and FaceTime®. It supports up to 10 students collaborating from a single device with each station having its own volume control.

The 1210T Jackbox distributes downloaded or streaming audio from iOS and Android-based smartphones, tablets, or computers and simultaneously uploads voices through To Go connected headsets. For more information visit www.califone.com.

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Califone announces the launch of the 1210T Jackbox, an innovative two-way jackbox that enables students to listen to content from mobile devices or computers and respond through connected headsets. The new jackbox supports the mobile technology trend by allowing teachers to facilitate differentiated learning lessons, literacy exercises, small group projects and virtual field trips through Skype® chats, Google+® hangouts and FaceTime®. A single device engages and supports up to 10 students at a time. Each station on the jackbox has its own volume control, allowing students to listen to lesson content at the same time without disrupting one another.

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For many years, educational media devices utilized dual jacks for headsets that enabled high-quality sound for listening and for recording. However, the latest smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, such as the iPhone and iPad, use only one 3.5 mm plug and a built-in mic, which limits sound quality. Additionally, most consumer-oriented headsets are not made to withstand rigorous use in the classroom and media labs, or provide hearing protection and safety features for children, or offer a warranty that covers school use. To meet educators' needs, Califone has extended the capabilities of its most popular headsets designed for education - including the washable Titanium series of headsets - to be compatible with today's mobile devices through the To Go plug option. According to a recent online poll, 68 percent of respondents reported that students listen to and/or record audio most of the time in 1:1 and group learning activities. Califone also offers jackboxes to help turn one iPad into a group learning experience in which each student can use a headset or headphone. 

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