Earpiece with MP3 Pushbuttons
Monorean Pro includes three pushbuttons for navigating through the audio tracks stored on your phone or Bluetooth MP3. They have a 1.5 meter (60 inches) cable that allows you to hide the pushbutton anywhere on your body.
Installing the MP3 Pushbuttons is optional.
Basic use of the MP3 Pushbuttons
The hidden earpiece with MP3 pushbuttons allows you to do the following with a single button press:
- Skip to the next track ( ).
- Skip to the previous track ( ).
- Play / Pause function ( ).
Monorean includes three pushbuttons, all indistinguishable from one another. The function of a pushbutton is determined by which connector from the control box it is connected to.
To initiate the desired action, simply press one button. The function play/pause will initiate the play-action when the recording is paused. A press of the play/pause pushbutton, while the record is playing will pause the audio, which can be resumed by pressing it again.
There is no MP3 player included with Monorean Pro. The MP3 pushbuttons are used to control the recordings on your phone or MP3 player.
Advanced use of the MP3 Pushbuttons
The MP3 Pushbuttons allow you to do the following while holding it down:
- Fast forward if you keep the “next track” pushbutton pressed ( ).
- Rewind if you keep the “previous track” pushbutton pressed ( ).
To continue rewinding, keep the MP3 pushbutton pressed. Release the MP3 pushbutton when the desired minute of the track has been reached, and the track will resume playing at normal speed.
The play/pause pushbutton ( ) does not have advanced function.
Where to hide the MP3 Pushbuttons
The most convenient spot to conceal the MP3 Pushbuttons is beneath the big toe. Place the “next track” button under the right toe and the “play” button under the left toe, for instance. There is a common concern regarding the placement of the third pushbutton. It can be placed in your:
- Elbow: You can press the button pressing against the desk.
- Forearm: You can use the hand from the other arm to press the pushbutton.
- Heel: You can get both heels together to press the button
- Knee: You can lift the knee and press the button against the desk (unless the desk is very high) or maybe against the table leg.
Place the button that you press most frequently where it is most convenient and easiest to do so.
If you intend to use your hands to press the MP3 pushbuttons, we recommend you place them on your body, always above the table or desk where you will be taking the exam. This way, pressing the buttons will not raise suspicions, whereas trying to reach the buttons below the table would be highly suspicious.
Keep your hands always visible during the exam.
We recommend securing the MP3 buttons with cloth or plastic surgical tape. It is also suggested to place several pieces of tape every 10 centimeters (4 inches) along the cable.
Will I press the MP3 Pushbutton accidentally on my way to the exam?
If you place the MP3 Pushbuttons under your toes, as we recommend, it is possible that you will press them by accident on the way to the exam. To avoid this, simply turn off the Monorean Pro control box and turn it back on once you are seated and ready for the exam. The Monorean Pro control box has a physical button that can be toggled without looking. If you previously paired your phone with the Monorean Pro control box, it will automatically reconnect with your phone when you turn the box back on. Then, you would only need to press and hold The MP3 Pushbuttons to begin browsing your audio recordings.