Philips SRP5107/27 Universal Remote Control Review

We bought the Philips SRP5107/27 Universal Remote Control  for use with our Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300 DVR.  Atlantic Broadband cable company provides our DVR service. Spent many hours playing around with this remote. Found it simple to set up and operate. The buttons have a very easy-to-press feel. Yet pressing the wrong key happens rarely. So … Continue reading Philips SRP5107/27 Universal Remote Control Review





WD-40 Specialist Silicone Spray Lubricant Review

WD-40 products have adorned our workshop shelves for years.  Here, we review the WD-40 Specialist silicone spray lubricant that’s been around for some years now.  Works well on treadmills, door hinges, bike chains, and a slew of other applications. Recently we brought home an eleven-ounce can of WD-40 Specialist Silicone Lubricant Spray to  quiet my … Continue reading WD-40 Specialist Silicone Spray Lubricant Review





Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle 40891 Review

We’ve enjoyed hot instant coffee and tea for more than a score now. So these cordless yet electric tea pots and kettles have therefore, been useful appliances in our kitchens and coffee counters over the years.  Here, we review the Hamilton Beach electric kettle, model 40891 cordless stainless steel version. One electric kettle we’ve used … Continue reading Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle 40891 Review





Reset Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker

Here, we list reset Ultimate Ears Wonderboom instructions. These restore the factory default settings to the UE.  The hard reset on this UE Boom line of wireless Bluetooth speakers works as follows. Resetting Ultimate Ears Wonderboom speakers wipes any memorized Bluetooth devices from memory. Clearing this data prevents the UE from pairing to any nearby … Continue reading Reset Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker





Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Pairing Instructions

This post offers general Ultimate Ears Wonderboom pairing instructions. Start with your UE speaker powered OFF (all dark top panel LEDs). Then, follow these steps to pair it with most any Bluetooth source device.  In this demo, we show how this pairing works on our iPad Air tablet. But a like routine works for iPhones, … Continue reading Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Pairing Instructions





Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Charging Instructions

Here’s our Ultimate Ears Wonderboom charging instructions for this portable Bluetooth speaker.  Charging is easy through the sealed micro USB DC in port on the rear bottom of the WB. In sum: First, pick a high current USB AC adapter. Why? Because UE does not include this with the Wonderboom.  But they do offer one … Continue reading Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Charging Instructions





Skullcandy Ink’d Earbuds S2IKDZ-003 Review

For the $20 we paid for these Skullcandy Ink’d earbuds, model S2IKDZ-003, we felt that we got way more value than that. These buds offer full and rich low sounds, non distorted mid range, and clear highs up to 12 kilohertz or so.  Quite a joy to listen to.  Such a joy in fact that here, … Continue reading Skullcandy Ink’d Earbuds S2IKDZ-003 Review





How to Factory Reset Amazon Smart Plug

You may need to hard factory reset an Amazon Smart Plug to restore proper operation should it stop responding to Alexa commands coming from either your Echo smart speaker or the Alexa app. Or, perhaps you’d like to change the WiFi network and / or password to which this smart plug connects.  In either case … Continue reading How to Factory Reset Amazon Smart Plug





How to Reset Echo Spot Smart Speaker, Restore Proper Operation

You might reset Echo Spot smart speaker and reset settings to their factory default values, to correct faulty behavior, put it on a different Amazon account, or to prepare it for sale or gifting. Further, when troubleshooting this speaker, it’s always best, before deciding that the Amazon Echo Spot is damaged, to attempt a factory … Continue reading How to Reset Echo Spot Smart Speaker, Restore Proper Operation





How to Reconnect Alexa to WiFi, Reconnecting Amazon Alexa Smart Speakers to Wireless Network

How to reconnect Alexa to WiFi and the internet? Well, to do that you must enter the smart speaker into Alexa Setup mode first. There, you choose the wireless network you’d like to have the speaker reconnect with, via the Alexa app. You can do this on either your desktop computer or mobile device. Now … Continue reading How to Reconnect Alexa to WiFi, Reconnecting Amazon Alexa Smart Speakers to Wireless Network