The Cheap Talk 4 is a speech generating device (SGD) with 20 seconds of total recording time. It allows you to record up to 5 seconds in each of the 4 message areas. It is activated by pressing directly on a square. Messages are easy to record and previously stored messages will be erased only when a new recording is performed. There is ample space on each square for words, symbols, or pictures. The device is battery operated.