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Grid Pad Go 8

The "new generation' Grid Pad Go 8 is a light-weight, rugged, Windows 10 tablet for communication powered by Grid 3 software and sound boosted by an external Bluetooth speaker.  

  • Grid Pad Go8 and speaker

This model is NOT affected by the Smartbox and Tobii-Dynavox merger. 

For an update please check our blog. 

  • The "new generation" Grid Pad Go 8 is based on a rugged Windows 10 tablet from the industrial category.  
  • The NEW "new generation" Grid Pad Go 8 is supplied with the tough case fitted.
  • It is one of the lightest full Windows tablets available. Supplied with carry handle, shoulder strap, tough shell and external Bluetooth speaker, it provides the perfect solution for people on the GO.  
  • The Grid Pad Go is a tough, rugged build, made for rough environments thanks to a water, dust and drop resistant design with an 8.3 inch toughened glass display and tough case.
  • The Grid Pad Go 8 is designed for people using direct access to the touchscreen.  
  • Keyguards are  available.
  • Although a Bluetooth switch interface can be used to connect a switch for scanning, there is no mounting option designed for this model.  
  • The Grid Pad PRO is the larger 11 inch computer/tablet which is supplied with mounting and access options.slim
  • The Grid Pad Go 10 is now also available if a larger display is required.  This is designed for direct access and portability too.

Please watch our sub 3 minutes Hands-On Review


Features

Responsive capacitive 8 inch display offers a bright display, with superb clarity that responds to the lightest touch.

The fast processor in the device means navigating between grids is quicker than ever.  Perfect for large grid sets such as PODD. Word Power 100 pictured here.

The device features a rugged construction should you need it, then the tough case is added for extra protection 

We also include a strap so you can wear the device across your shoulder or a carry handle.

The high quality Bluetooth Speaker provides excellent speech output. The clever design means it can be attached to the strap or worn on the included lanyard around the neck. However you choose to use the speaker, one big advantage is that the voice will come from the person rather than the computer, creating a more natural communication experience.

 


Ready to talk when you are : Stay connected

  • The instant on/off via a single button means you can start communicating straight away, with no load time for Windows.

  • ​Up to 5 hour battery life (based on non-stop usage with Bluetooth connection for speaker volume) allows for worry-free communication all day. 

  • Wi-Fi, for internet connectivity

    Bluetooth, for use with the Bluetooth speaker or remote switch interface e.g. Blue2


Powered by the Grid

Smartbox's award-winning software, The Grid 3 is installed and included with every Grid Pad. It provides a complete AAC solution for people communicating with symbols, text or a combination of both. Other features include integrated social networking, media player, SMS and much more.  The standard Grid installation includes Australian adult and child voices, Picture Communication Symbols (PCS), SymbolStix, and other symbol libraries.

Easy intuitive editing!

Resources are simple to update and edit on the go. Whether you need to add a cell to your grid or download a whole new grid set – you can do it all through your device, or through the Grid 3's new remote editing.

Comparison with other devices:

This table compares devices of similar screen size, for battery life, weight and operating system only.
The comparison is considering a communication device solution for a mobile active person using direct access.

Device Dimensions Weight Screen size Battery life Operating system
Grid Pad Go 8 24.3 x 16.5 x 2.5 cm 890 gm 8.3 inch up to 5 hours Win 10
iPad 2 24 x 18.5 x 1 601 gm 9.7 inch 10 hours (music) iOS
iPad mini 20 x 13.5 x 0.8 cm 308 gm 9.7 inch 10 hours (music) iOS
Liberator Rugged 23 x 13 x 4 cm 740 gm 7 inch up to 10 hours Android
Liberator Accent 800 25 x 15 x 3.6 cm 880 gm 8 inch 13 hours Win 8.1
Tobii Dynavox T 7 20 x 14.5 x 3.65 cm 590 gm 7 inch more than 10 hours Android
Tobii Dynavox M-8 21.6 x 13 x 0.9 cm 719 gm 8 inch 8 - 10 hours Win 8.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So what we have learned is that there is a balance between battery life, weight and processor power.

The current technology does not permit the lightest device with the longest battery power and most powerful processor in any one device or tablet.
There is a compromise of one feature with the others. 
Only Windows devices can run Grid 3.  The Grid Pad Go 8 is supplied with Grid 3 installed.

Images here show Grid Pad Go 8 compared with iPads:

The Black device is the Grid Pad Go 8 and the white devices are the iPad mini and iPad 2.
This is the Grid Pad Go 8 withouth the tough case.

Image 1: Grid Pad Go 8 with white Pad mini on top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image 2: Grid Pad Go 8 with white Pad 2 underneath.

With Tough Case: Product Fujitsu STYLISTIC V535 Industrial

Operating system:  Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Chipset Intel® BayTrail-T™ SoC
Processor Intel® BayTrail-T™ SoC, Quad Core Intel® Atom™ Processor Z3795, 2 MB, 2.4 GHz
Hard disk drive 64 GB eMMC
Ports

  • 1 x USB 2.0 full size 
  • 1 x micro SD Memory card slot
  • headphone jack
  • charging port (separate)

Display 21.0 cm (8.3-inch),IPS,(WUXGA),Glare,1,920 x 1,200 pixel,800:1,400 cd/m²
Waterproof / Spillproof IP65
Cameras Front camera 2.0 megapixel, rear camera 8.0 megapixel with autofocus and light
Weight 540 g + 350 gms for tough case (TOTAL = 890 gms)
Dimensions (W x D x H) 227.8 x 12.5 x 150.1 mm  (8.97 x 0.49 x 5.91 inch)
With tough case: (W x D x H) 243 x 165 x 25 mm

Runtime battery up to 6.5h (or up to 5 hours using Bluetooth speaker)

  • Battery notes from manufacturer Battery runtime information is based on worldwide acknowledged BAPCO Mobile Mark 2007 Benchmark (readers mode e.g. surfing the internet, writing E-mails, viewing documents) which provides results that enable direct product comparisons between manufacturers. It does not guarantee any specific battery runtime which actually can be lower and may vary depending on product model, configuration, application and power management settings. The battery capacity slightly decreases with every charging cycle and over the lifetime.

Audio features 2x internal microphones, 2x built-in speakers (stereo)
WLAN WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n Intel® Wireless-N 7265 2x2 b/g/n with integrated Bluetooth 4.0
Antennas 2x dual band WLAN/BT, 1x NFC for dedicated module
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Special features Fujitsu Smart Shell Concept, Water- and dustproof, Disinfectable tablet
Warranty 2 years (for countries within EMEIA) 
Warranty type Collect & Return Service / Bring-in Service (depending on country)

 
Access -  Touchscreen, USB input
Connectivity -  Wi-fi, bluetooth
Ports  - 1 x Micro USB3.0
Buttons  - Power, screen rotate, home, volume
Switch access  - None in-built
Amplified speaker  - External bluetooth speaker
   

Grid Pad Go 8 - instruction guide (PDF download) 

  • Keyguards are available.
  • Keyguards are available for the SymbolTalker grid sets.
  • Others are available upon "custom order".

Part Code Part Name / Description Price GST
Sale - ex-loan
GPG8-X Grid Pad Go 8 - ex-loan

Grid Pad Go 8 (Series 2/new generation) communication device, Windows 10 tablet, with Grid 3 installed Including Australian Acapela child and adult voices, PCS, charger, carry strap and external Bluetooth speaker. Including integrated tough case.  Includes PP-ES Single event Premium Plan. Includes battery replacement if battery assessed as dead within one year of purchase. Includes postage and packaging.  Quote can be provided for ex-demo/loan but stock cannot be held. Subject to availability. We have quite a few of these.

$4140.00 $0.00
Purchase / Quote
GPG8 Grid Pad Go 8

Grid Pad Go 8 (Series 2/new generation) communication device, Windows 10 tablet, with Grid 3 installed Including Australian Acapela child and adult voices, PCS, charger, carry strap and external Bluetooth speaker. Including integrated tough case. Includes Premium Plan - Essential 3 months.
Delivery Included in Price

$5915 $0.00
Quote only
Grid Pad 8 packages
GPG8-PODD Grid Pad Go 8 - PODD

Grid Pad Go 8 (Series 2/new generation) communication device, Windows 10 tablet, with Grid 3 installed with license for PODD (all versions). Including Australian Acapela child and adult voices, PCS, charger, carry strap and external Bluetooth speaker. Including integrated tough case. Includes Premium Plan - Essential 3 months.
Delivery Included in Price

$6256 $0.00
Purchase / Quote
GPG8-WPR Grid Pad Go 8 - Word Power (now FREE)

Grid Pad Go 8 (Series 2/new generation) communication device, Windows 10 tablet, with Grid 3 installed with license for WordPower (all versions). Including Australian Acapela child and adult voices, PCS, charger, carry strap and external Bluetooth speaker. Including integrated tough case. Includes Premium Plan - Essential 3 months. Word Power for Grid 3 is now available to download at no extra cost. Delivery Included in Price

$5915 $0.00
Purchase / Quote
PB-TAK Accessories-transit KIT only

Accessories-transit KIT including external keyboard, with mouse, memory stick and suitable aluminium transit case.  For Grid Pads, Servus and PowerBox MOTION.
Delivery price included.

$568 $0.00
Quote only
Keyguards [available for for Smartbox Grid Sets or customised]
GPG8(S2)-KG-PODD15 Keyguard - GPG8 - PODD 15+

Keyguard - GPG8 (Series 2) - PODD 15+ Magnetic

$245 $0.00
Purchase / Quote
GPG8(S2)-KG-PODD60 Keyguard - GPG8 - PODD60

Keyguard - (Series 2) GPG8 - for PODD60,  Magnetic

$245.00 $0.00
Purchase / Quote
Hire of Grid Pad Go 8
GPG8-CH-2W Grid Pad Go 8 - Clinical Hire - 2 Weeks

2 week hire of Grid Pad Go 8. This hire is a partnership between clinician and client/patient. Includes freight both ways; hire administration; access to our online resources; and phone support. May also include a training and setup remote session (45 minutes) as required. Pre-payment required. Price valid for new hire agreements and extension of current hire to a maximum of 3 months.

$700 $0.00
Purchase / Quote
GPG8-CH-4W Grid Pad Go 8 - Clinical Hire – 4 Weeks

4 week hire of Grid Pad Go 8. This hire is a partnership between clinician and client/patient.  Includes freight both ways; hire administration; access to our online resources; and phone support. May also include a training and setup remote session (45 minutes) as required. Pre-payment required. Price valid for new hire agreements and extension of current hire to a maximum of 3 months.

$1250 $0.00
Purchase / Quote
GPG8-CH-8W Grid Pad Go 8 - Clinical hire - 8 Weeks

8 week hire of Grid Pad Go 8. This hire is a partnership between clinician and client/patient. Includes freight both ways; hire administration; access to our online resources; and phone support. May also include a training and setup remote session (45 minutes) as required. Pre-payment required. Price valid for new hire agreements and extension of current hire to a maximum of 3 months.

$2350 $0.00
Purchase / Quote
GPG8-CH-12W Grid Pad Go 8 - Clinical Hire - 12 Weeks

12 week hire of Grid Pad Go 8. This hire is a partnership between clinician and client/patient. Includes freight both ways; hire administration; access to our online resources; and phone support. May also include a training and setup remote session (45 minutes) as required. Pre-payment required. Price valid for new hire agreements and extension of current hire to a maximum of 3 months.

$3450 $0.00
Purchase / Quote
Replacement Items
BTSPKR BlueTooth Speaker - replacement

Bluetooth Speaker for Grid Pad Go (Blue).  Price includes handling, packaging and postal delivery.

$222 $0.00
Purchase / Quote

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