QuickTalker FT 23

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About This Product

QuickTalker FT 23 is a go-anywhere speech device that is easy-to-use, durable, and plays back crystal clear sound. The new QuickTalker FT 23 includes a Feather Touch membrane that requires 70% less force to activate a message cell!

QuickTalker FT 23 is perfect for use when reading a story, interacting during a lesson in the classroom, or communicating with a family member.

QuickTalker FT 23 includes:

  • 23 message locations (Three core messages that stay the same on every recording level and 20 unique messages that change on each recording level)
  • Five recording levels with a total of 18-minutes of record time
  • Feather Touch membrane that requires 70% less force to activate a message cell
  • Integrated handle

Requires 4 AA batteries (not included)

Overlays for Your QuickTalker FT 23
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  • Messages/Levels: 20+ 3 core/5
  • Recording Time: 18-min
  • Switch Input: No
  • Toy/Appliance Output/ECU: No
  • Activation Surface: 2.2 x 1.2-in (8.6 x 6.7-cm) – 3 core locations : 1.2 x 1.2-in (3 x 3-cm) – 20 main locations
  • Weight with Battery: 26.4-oz/748-g
  • Battery Type: 4 AA
  • Accessories Available: No
  • Mounting Connection: No, includes carrying handle
  • HCPC Code: E2502


Why does the LED alternate flashing between red and yellow two times and not play my message?
This is typically related to an issue with the battery installed in the device. The battery may be low or depleted or you are using a battery labeled “Heavy Duty”, “Industrial Grade” or “ProCell”. These types of batteries handle power differently than regular alkaline batteries, and when used in our devices respond similar to low/dead batteries. We recommend using a regular alkaline battery to avoid any issues with recording or playing messages. Replace your battery and try to use it again. If the problem persists contact Tech Support for further assistance.

Why can’t I change levels or record new messages?
It’s likely the lock feature has been enabled. To enable/disable the lock feature press and hold the Record and Level buttons at the same time for 5 seconds. When activated/deactivated you should see all the LED’s flash twice, then turn off.

Do the top 3 message cells change with different levels?
The top 3 messages are core messages that remain the same through all levels.

How long is the total recording time?
Total recording time across all the levels:

  • QuickTalker FT 7- 6 minutes of total record time
  • QuickTalker FT 12- 12 minutes of total record time
  • QuickTalker FT 23- 20 minutes of total record time

Can you add an external switch or operate a toy/appliance with this device?
No, the QuickTalker FT 7, 12 and 23 do not have input or output for external equipment. If you require this functionality, we’d recommend reviewing the SuperTalker FT as a suitable option.

Why can't record a new message?
If the device is not locked and you are able to go into the recording mode, but still unable to record a message, the memory may be full or corrupted. (The record indicator lamp lights up orange)

To erase all messages and clear the memory, press and hold the record button down for 20-30 seconds. When the device has fully erased you will hear 2 short beeps indicating the process has been completed.

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