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Califone Offers New Cost-Effective Solution To Enhance Audio Equipment

Guaranteed For Life™ Cords Help Educators Maintain High-Quality Classroom Tools, Offering a Revolutionary Solution To an Age-Old Problem of Rigorous School Wear and Tear

San Fernando, Calif. (Sept. 14, 2011) – To compliment its unique Titanium™ Series headphones and headsets, Califone(R) International, Inc., debuts its Guaranteed for Life cords. Ideal for use in classrooms, computer labs and libraries, the new cords are the first in the industry to come with a lifetime warranty. While helping educators provide high-quality audio-based lessons and increased productivity, the Guaranteed for Life cords extend valuable school budgets by eliminating the need to replace cords.

The innovative Guaranteed for Life cords, fitted with woven fabric that protects the interior wiring, were developed to withstand extreme wear and tear in educational settings. Before introduction to the market, the cords required development of new testing methods that simulate classroom conditions. Special machines and tests were developed to replicate cord biting, swinging or twirling the headphone, and being rolled over by a chair (three different protocols).

More than 68 percent of educators responding to a recent survey reported that they witnessed students chewing on headphone cords as often as several times each day. With the new cords, educators have a one-time solution to avoid frequent replacement purchases, as well as a long-lasting product that can be used by groups of students. A red strand is woven into the fabric to help educators easily identify the Guaranteed for Life cords, which have an industry-first lifetime warranty. If the cords are damaged through normal school or library use, Califone will replace or repair the cords.

“Audio is critical to providing a well-rounded, interactive curriculum that really engages students in the classroom,” said Tim Ridgway, VP of marketing, Califone. “These new cords help educators maximize students’ safety, performance, comfort and durability, while optimizing robust multimedia activities designed to enhance everyday learning.”

The Titanium Series is the first product line of its kind to offer schools the ability to wash headphones and headsets (certain models only with the cord disconnected) without having to worry about damaging sensitive electronic equipment. The series features three headphones and three headsets, rugged ABS plastic construction for durability and safety, option to limit playback volume to 85dB to protect students’ hearing, and a variety of cord options.

The Guaranteed for Life cords are available with the Titanium Series. For more information on the full line of Califone products, call 1-800-722-0500, or visit

About Califone
Califone was founded in 1947 and continues to be a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of audiovisual and supplemental curriculum products for use in education, presentation and professional markets.  The company offers a complete line of audio solutions, wireless systems and multimedia products for small, medium and large presentation needs.  Califone serves millions of educators and children in the PreK through higher education school environments, and has expanded to serve business and industry, houses of worship, parks and recreation, and other presentation markets as well.