Tech & Learning Names Bluetooth Jackbox and NeoTech Plus Series as ISTE 2018 Best of Show Award Winners

The ISTE conference is recognized as being the most comprehensive education technology conference in the world. Each year, thousands of educators and education leaders gather to engage in hands-on learning, seek out new technology and network. During the event, Tech & Learning hosts its annual ISTE Best of Show Awards program. This year, Califone’s new Bluetooth® Jackbox and 1017 NeoTech™ Plus Headphone and Headset Series received recognition.

The Bluetooth Jackbox is the first of its kind, providing a cost-efficient way to stream audio from a smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth-enabled device to six separate headphones. The durability and price make this tool an ideal fit for educators who want to integrate audio activities into curriculum.

The 1017 NeoTech Plus Headphone and Headset Series is a new addition to the existing lineup. Offering compatibility with computers, Chromebooks and mobile devices, these products are adaptable to a variety of activities. Each headphone and headset is equipped with quality sound, in-line volume control, comfortable ear cups and CaliTuffÔ ultra-durable cords.

The Tech & Learning 2018 ISTE Best of Show winners are chosen by an anonymous panel of educator judges who scour the exhibit hall floor during the conference. Products are rated on a sliding scale, with areas such as quality and effectiveness, ease-of-use and creative use of technology being considered. The products believed to have the greatest positive impact in the classroom are named Best of Show.

“We’re proud to have earned the title of ‘Best of Show’ for not one, but two of our newest product offerings,” said Scott Evans, marketing manager of Califone. “This shows our commitment to providing innovative, high-quality audio tools that can be applied to a variety of activities in the classroom.”

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