Next gen Talk Pad
The latest generation Talk Pad from Smartbox brings you a lightweight and purpose-built communication aid. Enjoy a selection of new and improved accessibility features, helping you to get your message across wherever you are.
Talk Pad can be used with any iPad-based communication software, including Grid for iPad.
Choose from the 8-inch or 10-inch screen size. Comes in a choice of colours including pistachio green, coral pink or charcoal.
Who is Talk Pad for?
Talk Pad has been designed for anyone who needs portable and durable communication on-the-go. This includes users with Autism, early MND / ALS, Cerebral Palsy, learning difficulties, Stroke, Aphasia, and other conditions that affect speech.
To find the right size, style and colour Talk Pad that’s made for you, please contact our team. Our specialists can help you select the right device and support you to discover new ways to access communication.
“Charlie loves using the Talk Pad to chat with his school friends, and, in his words, he thinks it looks ‘really cool’!”
Amanda Smith, Speech Therapist, St Roses college
Join the Talk Pad webinar
Join Smartboxers Dan and Emma on 21 Nov at 11am (GMT) for our Get to know Talk Pad webinar. We will guide you through all the features and explain how you can try our latest communication aid.
We will cover:
- An introduction to our latest generation Talk Pad and who it’s for
- New accessibility features based on user feedback and clinical research
- Enhanced durability features for everyday life
- Versatile positioning options including mounting
- Exceptional audio quality for clear and loud speech
- Size and colour options
What is Talk Pad 2nd gen and who is it for?
Talk Pad is a new lightweight communication aid created by Smartbox. It’s built on iPad and is designed for anyone who needs a durable and portable communication aid. Available in two sizes, 8-inch or 10-inch, Talk Pad has multiple positioning options and can be accessed with touch, using a new and improved keyguard or up to two switches.
How does it differ from the first generation Talk Pad?
Talk Pad 2nd gen has lots of new and exciting features that have been developed over the course of the last 3 years.
New features include:
- Purpose built design
- Fully adjustable stand
- High quality speaker
- New keyguard accessory
- Custom dual power cable
- Accessible buttons
- Switch ports x2
- LED indicator lights
- Audio feedback feature
Can I still buy the first generation Talk Pad?
In the UK, this will replace the first-generation Talk Pad from Smartbox, and as always we will continue to support users who have our ‘first-gen’ Talk Pad. Find resources and support on Smartbox Hub for help with your existing device.
What software does Talk Pad use?
Talk Pad comes with our Grid for iPad communication app, however the device can be used with any iOS-based communication software. You can try Grid for iPad with our 30-day free trial.
Which iPad models are compatible?
Choose from a Talk Pad 8 (8.3″ 6th gen iPad mini) or Talk Pad 10 (10.2″ 9th gen iPad).
We will soon be introducing a Talk Pad 10 built on the 10.9″ 10th gen iPad.
Can I get a Talk Pad 13?
The Talk Pad 1st gen built on the iPad Pro was discontinued in May 2023. Demand for the large screen size was very low and therefore we are sticking with the two more popular screen sizes for our second-generation device.
Is Talk Pad a Class 1 medical device?
Yes, Talk Pad is a Class 1 medical device.
Does Talk Pad support eye gaze?
Talk Pad is not available with eye gaze.
How do I charge Talk Pad?
Talk Pad comes with a custom power adaptor that splits into two charging cables: one for your speaker and one for your Talk Pad.
Why is there a new app for Talk Pad?
The Smartbox Link app is available for free on the app store and is used to update the Talk Pad firmware. We recommend installing the app so it’s ready for when your firmware needs updating.
Can I use switches?
Talk Pad can be used with switches. We have added two switch ports to allow for use with wired switches, and each switch port has an LED indicator to show when a switch is activated. Support for switches is currently available via the iOS accessibility options.
Can I mount both sizes?
Yes, both the 8-inch and 10-inch size devices can be mounted onto a stand or wheelchair.
What’s new about the keyguard?
The Talk Pad keyguard now features a keyguard frame that fits neatly over your Talk Pad screen, providing a user-friendly installation process with no tools required. Key benefits include:
- Easy to fit with no tools required
- Quick removal for editing your grid set and cleaning your device
What support is available for someone with a new Talk Pad?
There are many ways to get support with your new Talk Pad:
- Contact our Smartbox Support via online chat, email or phone.
- Visit the Smartbox Hub for documentation
- Get free online training on Smartbox Academy
Is Talk Pad covered by Warranty?
Yes, Talk Pad includes 3 years SmartCare.
Is Talk Pad available in the United States?
Yes! We are very pleased to be offering Talk Pad via our sister company, Talk To Me Technologies, who will be selling the Talk Pad: Wego Edition.
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