Google Chromecast Audio Receiver USB Power Adapter Specs

The power adapter shipped with the Google Chromecast Audio receiver is a typical medium-current USB power supply, that features a female A style USB connector, as shown in the next picture.   The US version of this USB power supply sports a standard 120v two prong, non polarized plug, featuring non retractable prongs, as displayed … Continue reading Google Chromecast Audio Receiver USB Power Adapter Specs



Outdoor Christmas Light Decorating Ideas Pictures

We share pictures of some of our outdoor holiday light ideas here to suggest some possibilities for your next Christmas decorating project with lights, to illustrate some of the numerous types of LED lights available, and provide general decorating and safety tips and advice for all decorating with Xmas lights, that we’ve found most helpful. LED Christmas lights offer … Continue reading Outdoor Christmas Light Decorating Ideas Pictures



Unboxing and Connecting Google Chromecast Audio Receiver

The Google Chromecast Audio receiver is a streaming audio media player, that acts as a line level audio output device for Chromecast enabled applications on phones, tablets, and desktop computers.  While Bluetooth is not supported currently, this wireless media receiver is about as useful in that so many streaming apps on Android, iOS, PC, and … Continue reading Unboxing and Connecting Google Chromecast Audio Receiver



How to Reset Alexa Echo Dot

You may wish to factory reset the Alexa Echo Dot speaker because you wish to sell your old one to another. Or perhaps you just want to connect it to a different Amazon account, or to a different wireless network.  So, to that end, in order to reset your Alexa Echo Dot to factory default condition, perform the following steps.  Resetting unlinks the … Continue reading How to Reset Alexa Echo Dot



Pelonis Electric Radiator Heater, 7 Fin, Oil-Filled, #HO-0260 Review

This Pelonis™ Electric Radiator Heater, 7 Fin, Oil-Filled, #HO-0260 works well for heating a whole room, with its low-profile, thin and tall design, fits into corners, between furniture pieces, under most windows, and functions well as a bathroom heater if appropriate ground fault outlet protection is provided.  It blasts most of its heat upwards, to reduce dangers of … Continue reading Pelonis Electric Radiator Heater, 7 Fin, Oil-Filled, #HO-0260 Review



How to Change Amazon Echo Dot Wake Word

You can indeed change the wake word that the Amazon Alexa enabled speakers such as the Echo Dot, respond to when you say it.  Current choices are, “Alexa…,” “Amazon…,” “Computer…,” and “Echo…”  The wake word is the name you utter when you want the smart speaker to wake up and start listening for a follow-up command / question.  It’s how you “get her attention,” … Continue reading How to Change Amazon Echo Dot Wake Word



How to Change Amazon Echo Dot Name

You can indeed change the name that the Amazon Alexa enabled speakers such as the Echo Dot respond to when you say it.  Current choices are, “Alexa…,” “Amazon…,” “Computer…,” and “Echo…”  The word is the name you call out when you want the popular voice assistant to wake up and start listening for a follow-up command / question.  It’s how you “get … Continue reading How to Change Amazon Echo Dot Name