How to Pause and Resume Music Playback on the Google Home Mini Smart Speaker with a Touch

You can pause or resume play of the Google Home Mini talking smart speaker by touching it as follows.  Touch and hold either the volume down area (9 o’clock) on the mini, of the volume up area (3 o’clock), but not both at the same time, until play stops (usually about a second or so … Continue reading How to Pause and Resume Music Playback on the Google Home Mini Smart Speaker with a Touch



How to Connect Amazon Alexa Echo Smart Speaker to Bluetooth Speaker

Not only can you use your Amazon Echo speaker as a Bluetooth speaker, but you can also connect it to another Bluetooth speaker, and hear Alexa audio through that external Bluetooth speaker wirelessly.  We demonstrate here how to pair an Amazon Alexa Echo speaker to a Bluetooth speaker in the following paragraphs. Note that your … Continue reading How to Connect Amazon Alexa Echo Smart Speaker to Bluetooth Speaker



AC Power Adapter Specs for the Original Google Home Smart Speaker

The US version of the power adapter for the original Google Home smart speaker discussed here, features non retracting AC prongs, a six-foot long permanently attached, flat “ribbon” cord, and is reasonably light weight for its 33 watt power delivery capacity. It’s typical square yet unimposing width and height facilitates near certain fitting into a … Continue reading AC Power Adapter Specs for the Original Google Home Smart Speaker



How to Force a Firmware Update on the Amazon Echo Alexa Smart Speakers

Technically speaking, there’s currently no way to force an immediate firmware update on any of the Alexa Echo smart speakers from Amazon.  Further, these speakers typically update quickly by themselves as new firmware is released, within a couple hours, or at worst, a couple days.  But you may want to update your device immediately, particularly … Continue reading How to Force a Firmware Update on the Amazon Echo Alexa Smart Speakers



AC Power Adapter Specs for the Amazon Echo Generation 2 Alexa Smart Speaker

The US version of the power adapter for the Amazon Alexa Generation 2 Echo smart speaker discussed here, features non retracting AC prongs, a six-foot long permanently attached cord, and is surprisingly light weight for its 21 watt power delivery capacity. It’s typical square yet unimposing width and height allows easy fitting into a standard … Continue reading AC Power Adapter Specs for the Amazon Echo Generation 2 Alexa Smart Speaker



AC Power Adapter Specs for the Original Amazon Echo Generation 1 Alexa Smart Speaker

The US version of the power adapter for the Amazon Alexa Generation 1 Echo smart speaker discussed here, features non retracting AC prongs, a six-foot long permanently attached cord, and is surprisingly light weight for its 21 watt power delivery capacity.  It’s typical square yet modest width and height allows easy fitting into a standard … Continue reading AC Power Adapter Specs for the Original Amazon Echo Generation 1 Alexa Smart Speaker