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A bluetooth amplifier may be used to make your speech output louder for face to face communication when using a speech generating device with bluetooth compatability.   It may also be used by some to support DISTANCE communication in the house.   For distance communication, a communication partner may carry the bluetooth speaker with them as they travel to another part of the house.    When the person using augmentative communication creates a message and selects 'speak', the message is spoken through the bluetooth speaker (based upon the distance supported by the speaker) and allows someone to quickly communicate a message or need to someone in another part of the house.   Success for distance communication is based on several factors including the model used, the structure of the house, the distance traveled and other factors.    A bluetooth speaker should NOT be relied upon for emergency communication or urgent messages.   It may, however, offer a degree of flexibility to some. 


SMALL, PORTABLE BLUETOOTH-ENABLED SPEAKERS

this resource updated May 10, 2017

MODEL NAME (PRICE);

PURCHASE INFORMATION

FEATURES

Marsboy Portable Mini Bluetooth Speaker ($18.85)

purchasing information: Marsboy              

 

·       small, portable, lightweight

·       anti-slip base

·       enhanced super bass

·       50 foot range (unimpeded)

·       charges via standard USB to micro USB cable

·       charge time: 5 hours

·       battery life: 10 hours

·       connects to one device at a time

·       power on/off requires 2-3 second button hold

·       1 year limited warranty; lifetime technical support

ION Clipster Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker ($29.95)

purchasing information: Waterproof ION Clipster

 

·       large, rubberized controls

·       power on/off requires 2 second button hold

  • tough rubber covering
  • metal clip attaches to a backpack loop, belt loop, purse handle, etc.

·       battery life: 3-4 hours at maximum volume, 15-20 hours at 50% volume

·       charges via standard USB to micro USB cable

·       waterproof level: protection from splashing at any angle

ION Clipster Bluetooth Speaker ($15.99)

purchasing information: ION Clipster

       

 

·       large, rubberized controls

·       power on/off requires 2 second button hold

  • plastic clip attaches to a backpack loop, belt loop, purse handle, etc.

·       battery life: 3.3 hours (volume at 70%)

·       charges via standard USB to micro USB cable

 

 

 

New Bee Portable Bluetooth Speaker ($18.99)

purchasing information: New Bee

       

 

·       3W audio driver and passive subwoofer

·       water resistant

·       33 foot range (unimpeded)

·       charge time: 2 hours

·       battery life: 5 hours

·       charges via standard USB to micro USB cable

 

URBST Bluetooth Speaker ($32.98)

purchasing information: URBST

       

 

·       super bass

·       includes a hand strap

·       power on/off requires 3 second button hold

·       loud announcement volume is not adjustable (audible with power on/off and when device is paired)

·       33 foot range (unimpeded)

·       battery life: 6 hours

·       charges via charges via standard USB to micro USB cable

·       weighs 0.57 pound (260g)

·       dimensions 3.8 x 3.8 x 2.7 inches

 

bēm Bluetooth Speaker (cost varies by color $17-35.00)

purchasing information: bēm

            

 

 

·       wearable speaker featuring adjustable wristband

·       battery life: 6 hours

 

*This list does not include all available options. Please consult with your SLP to discuss available technologies and accessories.

**Prices and availability subject to change. Information included in this resource updated on 5/10/2017.


 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                               
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