Making new pagesets, new PODD files and tips to maintain your device

Much has already been said and written about corona this year. There is no doubt that we need to become more flexible with our actions. Adapted holidays, postponed projects, online meetings, … Although there’s a lot of adjustments, sometimes we gain time! Maybe you now have room in your busy schedule to finally start this course or that project. Something you wouldn’t otherwise get around to.

For example, have you ever created your own pageset in Mind Express? Have you ever ventured into a freestyle game? Or do you make a photo book or a theme card after a nice holiday period? The hardest part is often just getting started. Once you’ve started, you’re on your way! Watch our tutorial about freestyle pagesets or how to build a new grid pageset in the video below.

New PODD files

The newest PODD files have been approved by Gayle Porter and are now available for Mind Express 5! PODD 15, 15+, and 60 are available, also for eyegaze users, in US and AUS English.

What’s new?
The PODD files now have apps included that grow with the user. For example, in PODD 15 and 15+ you can choose and play YouTube videos from favorites. In PODD 60 you can type words and search for topics on YouTube.

Additionally, there is now a quick talk mode button that allows saving a message temporarily and engage in a different conversation. There are many new applications like a photo album, taking selfies, and new grammatical features. Read more on our PODD webpage.

Tips to maintain your device

 Taking care of your device begins by cleaning often as possible. We want to help you by offering a few tips.

Tips for screen maintenance

  • It’s best to use a dry, soft cloth. Avoid kitchen paper as this might scratch the screen.
  • Do you want to remove grease or stains? Only use cleaning agents that have been specially developed for cleaning screens (spray can or damp wipes).
  • Do not press too hard on your screen during cleaning.

Tips for housing maintenance

  • It is best to use a dry, soft cloth to remove dust.
  • For local stains on the housing, you can use a cloth lightly moistened with water.
  • Do not use a product that contains alcohol, ammonia or abrasive.
  • Take particular care not to allow any moisture to penetrate into the location of the openings (e.g. speaker openings and connectors).
  • Dirt near the connectors is best removed with a cotton swab.

Tips for disinfection

  • Never spray the disinfectant directly on your device.
  • Use a tissue with disinfectant to wipe the device.
  • After use, dispose of the tissues in a dustbin (with lid) or in a plastic bag.
  • Do not press a button when cleaning the appliance or when it is wet.
  • Take particular care not to allow any moisture to penetrate into the location of the openings (e.g. speaker openings and connectors).

Use of disinfecting products

Use a disinfectant that is effective in killing viruses (e.g. coronavirus). Always use it in accordance with the manual and follow the instructions e.g. contact time, drying, and so on. In general, water-based disinfectants are recommended such as Clinell (*) or, but less recommended, a solution containing 70% (or less) isopropyl alcohol. Avoid at all times

  • window cleaner,
  • chemical cleaners (with e.g. chlorine or peroxides),
  • disinfectants containing ethanol, or
  • skin-softening disinfectants such as hand disinfectants

as they could potentially damage your device.


We want to support you and give you these tips. Always thoroughly read the instructions of suppliers of certain products. If necessary, use something on a small area first. Jabbla is not responsible for any damage resulting from implementing the above recommendations. The use of alcohol-based disinfectants may damage coatings or sensitive components of the device.

(*) The Clinell wipes CE certified class IIa medical devices. The Clinell Universal Wipes and Spray comply with the Class IIa Medical Devices Directive.

Tips to maintain your device