This article covers the what, why, and how of upgrading your Discovery Kit 7 microphones.
- What is a Discovery Kit 7?
- What's in the upgrade pack?
- Why do we offer an upgrade pack?
- What Bluetooth microphones are used?
- Order an upgrade pack
- Pairing your Bluetooth Microphones
- Storing the Microphones
What is a Discovery Kit 7?
The Discovery Kit 7 consists of two iPads and two iPod touches. For more information please see here.
What's in the upgrade pack?
The upgrade packs consists of:
- 2 x Bluetooth microphones,
- 2 x holders
- 2 x charging cables
Blue microphone - to be worn by the presenter/teacher
Green microphone - to be placed on a table to capture audio from learners
What Bluetooth microphones are used?
For the full spec of the microphone we use, please see here.
Why do we offer an upgrade pack?
For users with a Discovery Kit 7 we now offer an upgrade to the iPod Touch microphones. This is because, after several years of use, the iPod Touch's battery life starts to degrade and can be an inconvenience to users when trying to record a longer lesson.
Additionally, Apple no longer makes the iPod Touch. The Discovery Kit 8 uses the same Bluetooth microphones.
Please note that using the Bluetooth microphones you will only have one audio channel per iPad. So for a single recording, there will only be one audio track, and for a dual recording (two iPads) there will only be two audio tracks.
You will also not be able to start/stop the recording from the microphone.
For the latest price please contact your IRIS Connect consultant
Order an upgrade pack
If you would like to place an order please contact your consultant or send your PO directly to email@example.com
Pairing your Bluetooth Microphones
Once you have received your new microphones you will need to pair them. Make sure to pair the microphone with the blue sticker to the iPad blue and the green microphone to iPad green.
Please see here for the BT mic pairing and usage guide.
Storing the Microphones
The microphones can be stored in your existing Discovery Kit 7 box as shown below