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Gain independence

The EM-12 is a combination of durable case and communication software that transforms a Microsoft Surface Pro into a speech generating device. It empowers those with communication and/or mobility challenges to access their tablet on the go. EM-12 is also available with an optional accessory to enable eye control.

Tobii Dynavox EM-12 with Snap Core First and Tobii Dynavox EyeMobile Plus with Windows Control
Tobii Dynavox tablet icon

Tablet solution

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Tobii Dynavox Synthetic speech icon

Speech output

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Multiple access methods

Assistive communication

The EM-12 is custom-built for augmentative communication on the go.

Child using Tobii Dynavox EM-12 with Snap Core First together with her mom


The EM-12 is a durable case that snaps onto a Microsoft Surface Pro, transforming it into a touch screen speech generating device. Purpose-built for augmentative and alternative communication, the rugged case has a screen protector for added security. It comes with our symbol-based Snap Core First app and text-based Communicator 5 software depending on your needs, or to enable progression from symbols to text as literacy skills evolve.

Eye tracker accessory

The EM-12 works seamlessly with our EyeMobile Plus eye tracking bracket for hands-free communication. This optional accessory enables eye, voice and switch scanning control with built-in eye tracker, microphone, speakers, mount plate and kickstand, plus its own battery for prolonged use. Adding the EyeMobile Plus bracket accessory allows control of the EM-12 with your eyes.

Tobii Dynavox EM-12 box

What’s in the box?

EM-12 with optional eye tracker bracket accessory contains all of the above plus the following:

  • EyeMobile Plus bracket
  • USB Connector Cord
  • EyeMobile Plus Power Cable

Apps & Software

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Snap Core First

A symbol-supported AAC app enabling a path to communication and literacy at any stage of development.

Communicator 5 icon

Communicator 5

An AAC solution designed to help literate individuals with language disabilities communicate more efficiently.

Windows Control icon

Windows Control

An eye-gaze enabled tool that
offers control of a Windows
device with your eyes.

Communicate your way

Whether you’re an emerging, symbol-based or literate communicator, our pre-installed software lets you start at any point on your journey then adjust to your changing needs.

Kid using Tobii Dynavox EM-12 with Snap Core First
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Snap Core First

Enables a path to communication and literacy at all stages of speech and language development. This symbol-supported app is designed to grow alongside the communicator.

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Communicator 5

Helps literate individuals with language disabilities communicate more efficiently by converting text and images into speech and offering e-mail, SMS, telephone, and control of the home environment.

Young woman using Tobii Dynavox EM-12 with EyeMobile Plus bracket and Communicator 5 in class

Man using Tobii Dynavox EM-12 with EyeMobile Plus bracket and Windows Control
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Windows Control

Makes eye control of your Windows device possible, offering the ability to navigate your Windows desktop and software intuitively. Enables you to use Snap Core First, Communicator 5 and more with your eyes.

Additional apps & resources

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Pathways for Core First

A free companion app for Snap Core First, packed with clear, simple advice to help you succeed with AAC.

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Accessible Literacy Learning (ALL)

An evidence-based reading program for nonverbal students accessible via touch, eye gaze and scanning.

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Boardmaker Student Center

An educational app where students of all abilities can access class material assigned to them.

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A free, cloud-based resource for backing up customized Tobii Dynavox apps and sharing among your communication team.


Tobii Dynavox EM-12
Tobii Dynavox EyeMobile Plus Eye tracking accessory

Tobii Dynavox EM-12

Tobii Dynavox EM-12 with EyeMobile Plus


Microsoft Surface Pro with Durable Case
and Communication Software

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Surface Pro

Size & Weight


11.5" x 7.9" x 0.3"
(292.10 x 201.42 x 8.45 mm)


1.70 lbs (0.77 kg)

Size (bracket)

6.69" x 7.87" – 9.05" x 1.77"
(170 x 200 mm – 230 x 45 mm)

Weight (bracket)

1.5 lbs (680 g)

Durable Case


13.8" x 8.3" x 0.6"
(350 x 212 x 16 mm)


0.4" (10.5 mm)


0.27 lbs (122 g)



Included Apps


Operating system

Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit

Operating system

64-bit Windows 7, 8.1 or 10



1 × 3.5 mm Headset jack
1 × Full-size USB 3.0
1 × microSDXC card reader
1 × Surface Connect
1 × Mini DisplayPort
1 × Cover port


1 × Power On
1 × Volume Up
1 × Volume Down


Rear-facing: 8.0 MP
Front-facing: 5.0 MP


2 × 1.6 W


2 × Digital Microphone


2 × 3.5 mm Switch Connector Interface
1 × USB 2.0
1 × Micro USB 3.0
1 × 5 VDC 4.4 mm Barrel Power Connector


2 × 3.5W


Microphone Array consisting of
4 Microphones


Internet Access



IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
Bluetooth® 4.1 Technology


Gyroscope, accelerometer, ambient light sensor

IR Remote Control

Integrated IR module with library of
preprogrammed devices


Battery Run Time

Up to 4 hours, normal usage.
When idle, device lasts up to 11 hours.

Battery Charge Time

< 4 hours


8 GB

Battery Run Time

> 9 hrs normal usage

Power Supply

5 VDC 3A AC Adapter

Frame rate

60 Hz

Full specifications

Find full specifications in the user manual: