Grid Pad 12 - (2022)

Grid Pad 12 is designed for communication all day, every day, using any access method. Available with or without a second screen, and with Lumin-i eye gaze or Alea Intelligaze eye gaze access.

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A flexible solution for people with complex access and communication needs. Grid Pad 12 is a dedicated device and has been designed in collaboration with AAC users. A long 15-hour battery life, rugged design and multiple access options ensure you always have your voice.

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Key features

  • High spec computer for fast communication
  • 15 hours battery life (10 hours with eye gaze)
  • Antimicrobial casing and screen
  • Use with eye gaze, switches, touch, and USB devices
  • Shock protection, droppable to 1m
  • 12.5” full HD tough antiglare touchscreen
  • Remote power button
  • High quality amplified sound
  • Built-in radio and infrared Environment Control
  • Optional second screen
  • Tactile, water-resistant buttons in convenient locations
  • Multi-angle stand and wheelchair mounting
  • Powered by Grid 3

Communicate all day, every day

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High spec computer

Grid Pad 12 runs on an Intel core i5 processor, with 8GB RAM and a solid-state hard drive to help you communicate quickly.

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All-day battery

Grid Pad 12 is designed to help you communicate all day long. The large battery provides up to 15 hours continuous use, or 10 hours with eye gaze.

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Remote power button

Grid Pad 12 comes with our remote power button, to give you more independence. If you are not physically able to press this power button, you can plug any switch into the button and use it to turn the Grid Pad 12 on.

Antimicrobial technology

Grid Pad 12 is built with an antimicrobial casing and screen to inhibit the growth of bacteria. The Sanitized® technology embedded within the device helps to keep it cleaner for longer – perfect for clinical settings.

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Grid 3 is the software behind every Grid Pad, with dedicated apps for communicating, controlling your environment, message banking, browsing the internet, using social media, sending emails and text messages, listening to music and more. You’ll find a wide range of AAC resources, designed for people of all ages and different levels of literacy.

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Tough HD touchscreen display

Grid Pad 12 has a 12.5” HD touchscreen, with a hardened glass display. The anti-glare finish makes it easier to see the screen when you are out and about.


Robust keyguards with secure fastening are available to order for any grid set in Grid 3.

USB access devices

Grid Pad 12 has two USB ports on the back of the device that enable you to use any other type of alternative access device, such as a joystick, trackball, HeadMouse Nano or Quha Zono head mouse.

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Eye gaze access

Turn your Grid Pad 12 into a robust a dedicated eye gaze device with our purpose-built eye gaze module. Available with Lumin-i and Alea IntelliGaze eye tracking technology.

We also have bespoke mounting plates for use with a range of other eye trackers.

Grid 3 AAC software is compatible with the following eye trackers: EyeTech TM5 mini, Alea IntelliGaze, Tobii Dynavox PCEye 5, Tobii Dynavox PCEye Mini, Eyegaze Edge, Irisbond Hiru, Irisbond Duo and Seetech.

Switch input

There are two built-in ports for switches. These specially reinforced ports are also recessed for added protection.

Auditory feedback

The headphone socket can be used for auditory feedback, useful for people with visual impairment. In Grid 3, this enables you to hear what a cell will say before you choose to select it.

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Built to be heard

Grid Pad 12’s integrated speakers have been engineered to produce high quality sound and volume – to help get your message across effectively, wherever you are.

Mounting and positioning options

Rehadapt and Daessy mounting options give you choice and flexibility in every environment. Use Grid Pad 12 anywhere with the variable angle desk stand.

Environment control

Grid Pad 12 comes with built-in infrared and radio Environment Control. There is a front-facing infrared learning window to make inputting commands easier.

Popular accessories

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Second screen

The second screen accessory helps you get your message across by showing it on the rear of your device.

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Three years of Smart Care

Three years of Smart Care are included with Grid Pad 12. This is available in the UK and Ireland only, and includes:

  • Three-year warranty on your device
  • Free repairs, including one case of accidental damage per year
  • Guaranteed access to a swap out device if you need a repair

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  • Grid Pad 12 specification
  • Grid Pad 12 overview
  • Camera unit guide (March 2020)
  • Camera unit guide – Dutch (October 2018)
  • Keyguard installation guide (Nov 2018)
  • Keyguard installation guide – Dutch (Nov 2018)
  • Keyguard installation guide – Norwegian (Jan 2020)
  • Pairing the Remote Power Button (2019)


  • Grid Pad 12 manual – UK (Nov 2019)
  • Grid Pad 12 manual – Swedish (Dec 2020)
  • Grid Pad 12 manual – Norwegian (Jan 2020)
  • Grid Pad 12 manual – Czech (Oct 2018)
  • Grid Pad 12 manual – French (Oct 2018)
  • Grid Pad 12 manual – Dutch (Oct 2018)
  • Grid Pad 12 manual – Greek (Jan 2019)
  • Grid Pad 12 manual – Italian (Jan 2019)
  • Grid Pad 12 manual – German (March 2022)
  • Grid Pad 12 manual – US (Jan 2019)
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