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Tech in the Classroom:

Britelink Bluetooth Stereo Headset
 

What is itA pair of wireless headphones.

BritlinkHow does it work? Using Bluetooth technology, the headphones send and receive audio from any connected device. Bluetooth is a proprietary open wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances from fixed and mobile devices with high levels of security. It does so by using short-wavelength radio transmissions in the ISM band.

How hard is it to use? Not very. Once the headphones are charged, it is simply a matter of setting them to “sync mode” and pairing them with the desired device. Once paired, the headphones work just like any wired headphones with an integrated mic.

How well does it work? Not as well as some of the pricier models for audiophiles, but well enough for school use.

How do I use it in the classroom? Too often, teachers find tangled or torn headphone cords. With Britelink headphones, that headache is avoided. Given the influx of mobile devices in the classroom, an inexpensive set of wireless headphones can be a godsend. At $40 per pair, the Britelink set is a great value.

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Article by Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Associate Editor
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