Update Your Reading Wand

Updating your Reading Wand is as simple as saving a file to a USB drive (and it's FREE)! You should always update to the latest version of the Reading Wand because it has important updates, especially if:  

  1. You purchased your Wand before April 3, 2020 
    (If you did, your Wand likely speaks English first; it has since been changed to speak Target Language first) 
  2. You have interest in the 13 new titles released Fall 2020. 

Please note: The images here are for PC, but the same directions apply for MAC - in that it's a USB key and you're replacing a file on it. 

STEP 1: DOWNLOAD 

Download latest Reading Wand file here. File name: "Habbi Habbi-20.08.07.bnl". It is a large file (397MB) and may require a couple minutes to download. 

STEP 2: CONNECT WAND & COMPUTER 

With the Wand turned off, connect it to your computer using the charging cable. 

STEP 3: DELETE OLD FILE

Open the HABBIHABBI (D:) drive window. Click to open the 'BOOK' folder. Delete the old file in the BOOK folder.  

STEP 4: ADD NEW FILE

Copy the new file you downloaded (in Step 1) into the BOOK folder. Be sure to put it inside the BOOK folder. 

STEP 5: CLOSE; IT'S READY!

Close the HABBIHABBI (D:) window, eject the Wand like you would for any other device, and unplug your Wand. It's ready to use! 

To see a video of the upload process, visit our YouTube clip here.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us at info@habbihabbi.com or DM us @behabbi on Instagram!  

[THIS UPDATE 20.08.07]

This update includes the following changes since version 20.04.03 
  • Biggest change: It includes the content for the 13 new titles to be released Fall 2020. 
It also includes updates since version 19.07.04 
  • Target language first: For hidden phrases, kids will hear the target language (Chinese or Spanish) first when they tap the illustrations.   
  • Every recording has both languages: That way, kids hear both - even if they only tap one.
  • Shorter pauses between languages: 0.2 seconds vs 0.7 seconds (0.5 seconds makes a difference!) 
  • [Emotions book] Hidden phrases are shorter (and we think better). 
  • [Words book] This book now focuses on words only. This means when you tap the image, it will say 'Blackberry' (in both languages) - vs - 'Blackberry bushes have thorns; watch out!'

    [Note: We made the decision to focus on words only - to align with our future book releases, where we will have 3 categories Word Books, Phrase Books, Sentence Books. And Word Books will focus exclusively on words, in the spirit of being entry level and accessible.]