Califone 8101 User Manual

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MP3 Player/Recorder

Model 8101 (with one headphone)

Model 8102 (with two headphones)

Model 8104 (Listening Center with 4 headphones)

Podcasts are a great way to expand learning beyond the classroom or library, and at the same time actively engage students in a new way through this accessible and exciting new modality. Podcasts can help teachers introduce concepts, review lessons, check student progress in language learning, and supplement classroom curriculum. Podcasts are readily available (for free) online from an expanding number and variety of sources, where individual segments can be downloaded or one can subscribe to a feed. An increasing number of k-8teachers and students have been actively using podcasting in addition to high schools and universities, who were early adapters of the technology.

Content applications for podcasting include: Art, for listening to lecturesand presentations from universitiesand museums around the world; Language Arts, from assisting beginning readers with early fluency to group listening of an audio book; Math, to help reinforce new concepts; Music, downloading has redefined how music is listened to; Science, for learning about animals, astronomy, biology, and physics; Social Studies, to learn about geography, the sounds of other cultures and lots more.

In addition to presenting information to students, podcasting opens the door for student-createdpodcasts which can be presented to classmates or shared online with students in other countries (for virtual foreign exchange programs for instance). Whether with MP3 players or group use through our USB Jackbox, read how theFairfax, Virginia school district is using student podcasting.

Unlike consumer brands, the Califone MP3 player / recorder is designed for the unique demands within schools by teachers for students. From a safety perspective, it is the only MP3

player built with rugged ABS plastic so it can’t shatter into potentially sharp shards. Hearing preservation is also important, which is why we’ve integrated Sentinel TechnologyTM to restrict the volume playback to the ASHA recommended level of 85dB when used with its8100-HPheadphone. The 8100 is built with dual headphone jacks for multiple listeners and a microphone for podcasting. It is ideal for nurturing language learning & reading skills, ELL, ELD applications and listening to recorded books and music.

Media Reviews

District Administration “... appropriate-sizeddevice for students, light and sturdy ABS plastic... and easy to use operating and navigation buttons... safety is a big feature”

Scholastic “Bottom line: The Califone MP3 Player is an inexpensive way to bring digital audio into the classroom.. (it) is perfect for small hands with large control buttons as well as a pair of headphone jacks for side-by-sidelistening. ”

The K12 Geek “... a nice tech tool for podcasters.. it is extremely functional”

Califone® International

8101, March 2008

1. Dual 3.5mm jacks connect up to two headphones at one time

2. Built-inmic records podcasts, vocal responses, tracks student progress, is ideal for testing and can’t get lost

3. Right angle plug resists accidental pull-out

4. Bright LCD screen displays the current track status, track number, total tracks, track time and more

5. Ambient noise-reducingearcups for hearing protection and help keep students on task

6. USB connector transfers tracks to computer and while connected, fully recharges the internal battery in 5 hours

7. Beefy 512MB internal memory and can accommodate up to a 2GB SD card (not included)

8. External casing made with rugged ABS plastic for safety and durability in high-usesituations

9. Maximum playback volume level set to 85dB when used with accompanying 8100-HPheadphones for hearing safety(meets American Speech-Languageand Hearing Assocation recommendations forsafety)

• One year warranty for school use - unlike MP3 players purchased from consumer electronics stores whose product warranties are voided if used in schools


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The 8100 MP3 player/recorder carries a one-yearwarranty & service support available through authorized dealers.

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MP3 Player/Recorder

Model 8101 (with single headphone)

Model 8102 (with two headphones)

Model 8104 (Listening Center with 4 headphones)

















Internal Memory

Flash 512MB, max. record up to 18 hours into mono


ADPCM WAV files (8kHz/8 bit). External Memory 2GB


(External Memory- MMC/SD-Card,not included).

Integrated Rechargeable Battery (li-polymer),up to

LCD Display

16 hours of continuous playing time

Display Type FSTN / POSITIVE; Display Size Active


Area 0.75” x 1.25”; 128 x 64 pixels; 1.52’’ diagonal,


backlit with white LED color

Playable Formats MP3, WMA, WAV,DRM(WMA-DRM9version)

Voice Recording

Built-inmicrophone records into ADPCM (WAV) format


USB 2.0 (full speed) USB 1.1 compliant, USB plug type


30” cord with mini-USBplug, two 3.5mm headphone


jacks, DC 2.35mm dia. jack, 1 Memory SD / MMC card

Charging Options 1) USB ~3.5 hours = 80% charge; ~5 hours = full charge


2) DC ~ 2 hours = 80% charge; ~ 4 hours = full charge

Max. Vol. PlaybackUp to 85dB when used with the accompanying8100-HP


headphone. Using other headphoneswith this function


enabled may not limit the output level to 85dB

Frequency Resp. 20 Hz ~ 20 KHz


T.H.D < 0.1% (maximum output)

Battery Capacity

3.7V Li-IonPolymer (500mAh)


Upgradeable by USB interface

Supported Systems Win 98SE (with driver), Win ME / 2000 / XP,Mac OS X


4”L x 2.25”W x 1”H


8100 unit only - 3 ounces

Exterior Case

Rugged ABS plastic for durability and safety


Ambient noise reducing earcups, 4’ cord, 3.5mm jack


1 year from date of purchase; 6 months for headphone


FCC & CE approved for use in schools, churches,


business and government facilities

Califone® International

8101, March 2008