Stanley Water Bottle Review, 24 Oz

Whether you’re hiking in the Himalayas, biking in the Andes, running the New York marathon, or just jogging on the track at your local high school football field, the Stanley One Handed Hydration H2O Bottle is a convenient means to carry water or electrolyte beverages with you, for quick access when thirst is about to overcome … Continue reading Stanley Water Bottle Review, 24 Oz



How to Reset Honeywell Thermostat RTH9580WF

This post covers How to reset Honeywell thermostat RTH9580WF. This method does the following.  First of all, it clears out all custom settings.  Then, it resets the WiFi network. Last, it restores RTH9580WF back to factory default state.  So, follow the steps below, to hard reset this remote controlled thermostat. We suggest this routine when … Continue reading How to Reset Honeywell Thermostat RTH9580WF



UE Roll 1 Charging Instructions

You can charge the UE Roll wireless Bluetooth speaker through the hidden USB charge port near the back and bottom of the speaker. Here, we supply a step by step list of UE Roll 1 charging instructions. UE Roll 1 Charging Instructions Summary First, choose an adequate USB power adapter. Why this? Because the Roll … Continue reading UE Roll 1 Charging Instructions



Changing WiFi on Amazon Echo Dot Gen 2

It’s not necessary to completely erase your Amazon Echo Dot Gen 2 settings in the Alexa app, just to change the WiFi network to which your Dot connects.  Armed with your tablet and the Alexa app, changing your Dot 2 to a different WiFi network is a breeze.  We give instruction here on changing WiFi … Continue reading Changing WiFi on Amazon Echo Dot Gen 2



Solving Honeywell WiFi Thermostat Connection Problems

This piece explores solving Honeywell WiFi thermostat connection problems, as we find on our Honeywell RTH9580WF internet controlled thermostat, although this info applies about as well to Honeywell’s other wireless thermostats, including the RTH8580WF, VisionPRO TH8320WF, VisionPRO 8000, et al. Solving Honeywell WiFi Thermostat Connection Problems By this, we mean that the t-stat will not … Continue reading Solving Honeywell WiFi Thermostat Connection Problems



APC Smart UPS Battery Replacement SU1400NET

This week’s tinker project: An APC SU1400NET Smart UPS battery backup system. Rescued two of these from a junk pile bound wagon last week in Pittsburgh.  Both showed their APC replace battery light still on, even after left to run for several hours. We inferred thus, that the batteries had indeed died. So, we set … Continue reading APC Smart UPS Battery Replacement SU1400NET



Belkin Wireless Extender Reset Instructions

Belkin has built a vast line of Wi-Fi range extenders. Many feature a hard reset button.  Pressing this button erases any changed settings including password. It also returns the wireless extender to factory default settings.  That is, resetting restores the settings to when the unit arrived fresh from the factory.  Do a Belkin wireless extender … Continue reading Belkin Wireless Extender Reset Instructions



How to Pair JBL Speaker to Alexa

This post shows how to pair a JBL Bluetooth speaker to often seen Alexa devices. We do this demo with the Alexa Echo Input.  But you could also do it with an Alexa Dot, Spot, or any other Amazon smart speaker device that supports Bluetooth.  Since this BT connecting happens directly between the speaker and … Continue reading How to Pair JBL Speaker to Alexa



How to Turn Off UE Wonderboom 2 Speaker

We explain how to turn off a UE Wonderboom 2 waterproof speaker here.  Now most speakers have a Power button that they prominently place on the unit so it’s easy to find.  Indeed, this speaker is no exception to this rule, since we find its Power button right on top, near the front, as we … Continue reading How to Turn Off UE Wonderboom 2 Speaker



How to Set Temperature Range on Honeywell Thermostat

In this post, we show how to set temperature range Honeywell Thermostat RTH9580WF.  Now why would you wish to change the upper and lower temp limits on a thermostat (t-stat)?  Perhaps you are a landloard wishing to control heating and fuel costs in your tenants’ dwelling. Or, you need to keep your kids from setting … Continue reading How to Set Temperature Range on Honeywell Thermostat