The one issues assured in life are dying, taxes, and children being reliably entertained by one thing extremely loud and annoying. For this era, it’s a pill, however as an alternative of taking away their tech for some peace and quiet, you possibly can simply give them extra, as a result of Logitech’s new Zone Study headphones are particularly designed to outlive the abuse children heap upon their devices.
The Logitech Zone Study are based mostly on the wired model of the Logitech Zone headphones, which have been designed particularly for the return to crowded workplace life, the place video calls (that would have simply been an e-mail) are nonetheless extra widespread than ever. The $129 Logitech Zone characteristic a flip down increase mic with noise cancellation so different voices within the workplace gained’t be heard within the background of a name, in addition to an inline distant management on the headphone cable with devoted buttons for muting or ending calls.
The Logitech Zone Study look similar to the adult-focused Zone headphones, however as an alternative of being designed for the office, they’ve been reimagined as a extra inexpensive resolution for colleges, and have a number of enhancements to make them higher suited to a youthful consumer base.
Aside from a snazzy blue and orange color finish, the Zone Learn headphones feature extended adjustability to ensure a comfortable fit for users all the way from kindergarten up through grade 12 (good luck getting a teenager to wear these). The flip-down boom mic is still included, and the Zone Learn’s drivers are tuned to enhance speech instead of music, as the headphones are specifically designed to be used for video calls or apps that help kids learn to read. Basically, they’re intended for any situation where kids need to be able to clearly hear and follow along, even in a noisy classroom setting.
The Zone Learn headphones feature “reinforced subassemblies” so they can easily survive drops off a desk, and are designed to be easily wiped clean thousands and times without any visible wear and tear. They also offer an improved level of repairability, with two ear cup style options—on-ear and over-ear—that can be removed and reinstalled with a simple twist.
Logitech also offers three four-foot cable options for the Zone Learn headphones: USB-A for older laptops, USB-C for more modern laptops and mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, and a classic 3.5mm audio cable for connecting to devices still rocking a headphone jack.
To make it easier to manage what could potentially be hundreds of the headphones at a single school, the Zone Learn are only offered with a headphone cable, taking charging out of the equation. That approach also ensures that dead batteries or Bluetooth connectivity problems never hinder their use, and you won’t find a single shortcut button anywhere on the headphones, which could easily become a distraction for kids.
At launch, the Logitech Zone Learn will be exclusively available to schools and other educational institutions, and will come pre-configured with either of the ear cup styles and one of the three cable options (although replacements of both can be purchased separately) for just $35. Logitech also plans to sell the Zone Learn headphones individually starting sometime “in early summer” and while they will only include the over-ear earcups, they will come with both a USB-C and 3.5mm cable for $40.