7 Day Programmable Thermostat Reviews

We’ve written reviews several 7 Day programmable thermostat units. 7 Day Programmable Thermostat Intro True 7-Day Thermostats We prefer the TRUE 7 day thermostats.  Why?  Because with these, you can program each day of the week separately from the other days.  Such better models include the Honeywell  9000 wireless model, the RTH7600D wired version, and … Continue reading 7 Day Programmable Thermostat Reviews





Samsung 27 Inch Curved Monitor Review

The Samsung 27 inch curved monitor, model S27D590CS provides a noticeably more “immersive experience” due to the slight curvature of its screen. It’s not flat.  So for viewers right in front of it at two feet away, this curve gives a highly uniform image.  It’s plenty bright, even with the brightness setting at a mere … Continue reading Samsung 27 Inch Curved Monitor Review





Sharper Image LCD Atomic Alarm Clock Review

We’ve bought five of this Sharper Image atomic clock, to use in our own homes.  They also made classy Christmas gifts for family and friends too. Radio controlled clocks such as this, get broadcasts from the master atomic clocks near Fort Collins, Colorado. Then, they sync almost every night to those signals. So the time … Continue reading Sharper Image LCD Atomic Alarm Clock Review





Unregister Honeywell Thermostat RTH9580WF Instructions

Perhaps you are moving but leaving your Honeywell smart thermostat at the old location.  Or, you wish to sell it to someone else at a different location.  Or maybe they have a different TCC account to assign the t-stat to.  But in any case, please run through the unregister Honeywell WiFi Thermostat RTH9580WF process.  Do … Continue reading Unregister Honeywell Thermostat RTH9580WF Instructions





Clean Anti Glare Glasses Safely, How To

We’ve worn eyeglasses with anti reflective coatings for over two decades, and have received advice from several optometrists about how best to clean them.  How to clean anti glare glasses is not hard once you learn how to safely handle them, which cleaners work the most gently and safely, and which cleaning cloths scratch the least. How … Continue reading Clean Anti Glare Glasses Safely, How To









Change Echo Dot Wake Word, How To

You can indeed change the wake word that the Amazon Alexa enabled speakers respond to.  Current choices are, “Alexa…,” “Amazon…,” “Computer…,” and “Echo…”  The wake word is the name you say to wake up the smart speaker.  Alexa then starts listening for a follow-up command / question.  The wake word is how you “get her attention,” so to speak.  … Continue reading Change Echo Dot Wake Word, How To





How to Connect Pandora to Alexa, 2018 Version

This piece shows how to connect Pandora to Alexa smart speakers.  Note that Amazon Echo devices do not come with Pandora enabled by default. Indeed, Pandora will not play if not set up.  E.g. If you ask Alexa to play Pandora when not set up, she says something like: “To play a station, first register … Continue reading How to Connect Pandora to Alexa, 2018 Version





Maytag Bravos Washer MVWB750WQ Review

We’ve laundered hundreds of loads in our Maytag Bravos MVWB750WQ  Washing Machine since we bought one at the end of 2010, and are lovin’ it. I’m ripping curtains off the windows and doilies from tables, just to get some items to wash in the MVWB750WQ. This high efficiency (HE) style  washer differs vastly from older ones we’ve used for decades … Continue reading Maytag Bravos Washer MVWB750WQ Review





Radio Shack Weather Radio 12-522 Review, All Hazards

We bought this Radio Shack weather alert radio 12-522, NOAA all hazards portable receiver for home use. Why?  Because with rising storm strength and other weather extremes lately, buying this weather radio seemed a wise step.  People should indeed stay abreast of quickly changing and severe weather warnings. So, this alert receiver lets them do … Continue reading Radio Shack Weather Radio 12-522 Review, All Hazards