Smooth Talker is one of Pretorian’s flagship products and is surely
the most versatile simple AAC device on the market. Recently
redesigned to include even more features, a huge 8 minutes of
recording time and superior sound quality, it also now has a builtin
rechargeable lithium battery which will give many hours of
use between charges (and, importantly, may still be used while
recharging), saving you money on batteries.
Did you know?
You can pair Smooth Talker with Energise or iClick to
allow individual messages to turn on mains appliances
such as a lamp or music player. Use as a reward for
completing a task or as a method of verbally instructing
users how to complete a task.
Whereas other manufacturers sell different products to fulfil each
particular AAC requirement, Pretorian’s philosophy is to fulfil all
your requirements in a single product, saving you time and money.
Perhaps the feature that makes Smooth Talker so popular is the
choice of playback modes. Choose from:
- Sequential play the messages in sequence, beginning
with the first.
- Random plays a random message and is great as a
speaking dice, for example.
- Random (no repeats). A new mode which randomly
plays every message exactly once before starting over.
Perfect for choosing who goes next in a group activity nobody
gets missed out and nobody gets two goes!
- Choice requires two switches and is used to allow
the user to exercise a choice between two items or
concepts.The second switch may be wired or wireless.
- Choice Progression Choose between multiple pairs of
items or concepts, for example choosing menu items.
- Converse a truly unique feature that has come to
define Smooth Talker. Requires two switches and allows
two users to conduct a two-way conversation without
fear that they will get out of sequence.
- Auditory Prompt. Use the second switch to choose a
message by searching through them quickly, and at
low volume. Then play back the chosen message using
the main switch at normal volume.
- Question/Answer. Record your messages as Q and A
pairs and then this mode allows the question and
answer to be repeated multiple times before moving
on, to allow reiteration and reinforcement.
Toy output can be added to any message and may be chosen on a
message by message basis as it’s recorded. Although a toy socket
is provided, Smooth Talker is a SimplyWorks device and so can
be paired with a SimplyWorks toy controller such as Control or
Control Pro, or can be used to turn on an appliance by pairing with
Energise or iClick.
A further socket is provided for a second switch and is used in
Choice, Converse, Auditory Prompt and Question/Answer modes,
or may simply be used instead of the main switch in Sequential
or either of the Random modes. Because Smooth Talker is a
SimplyWorks device, it may be paired with a wireless switch too.
Uniquely, Smooth Talker has the facility to add messages to
your existing recordings without needing to erase what you have
Smooth Talker is as simple or as complex as you need it to be- the
choice is yours. There are some great resources online, such as
videos and worksheets, so please take a look at our website to see
the benefits that Smooth Talker can bring to AAC.
- A huge eight minutes of recording and
- Digital amplifier with twin speakers for superior
- Built in rechargeable lithium battery- charge from a
USB socket. Can be used while charging.
- Sequential, Random, Random (no repeats), Choice,
Choice Progression, Converse, Auditory Prompt and
- Input socket for attaching a wired, external switch,
or alternatively use a SimplyWorks wireless switch.
- Wireless toy activation using SimplyWorks toy
controllers, or use the 3.5mm toy jack.
- Configurable to activate a mains-powered appliance
in conjunction with Energise or iClick mains
- Built-in symbol holder.
- Large (125mm), low profile, switch activation area.
- Switch top cannot be removed by user - prevents
distraction (coloured tops can be changed only
- Toys & Mains Control
- Switch Activities
- Environmental Control
- Wireless Connectivity
Download the SimplyWorks Smooth Talker User Documents
SimplyWorks Smooth Talker
Smooth Talker with rechargeable battery