Sony SRS XP500 Charge Time for Full Recharge

You charge the Sony SRS XP500 Bluetooth party speaker via the supplied AC cord and power input port, and the time it takes to do that from dead to full recharge is pretty fixed. Details follow. Sony SRS XP500 Charge Time: How Long to Fully Recharge According to the specs for this speaker the time … Continue reading Sony SRS XP500 Charge Time for Full Recharge



How to Charge Sony SRS XP500 Speaker

This piece covers how to charge the Sony SRS XP500 party Bluetooth speaker. Do this easily through the line voltage input port, behind the water resistant door, as we’ll show in the pictures below. Note that you can still play this speaker while it charges, without raising the recharge time much. In summary: First, the … Continue reading How to Charge Sony SRS XP500 Speaker



How to Clear Google Assistant History, Voice Recordings

Each time you speak a request or command to your Google Home speaker, Google Home records your voice and sends that up to the Google Assistant service in the cloud.  There, the assistant saves your voice recordings for an indefinite period. However, some folks worry about these recordings “hanging around” in perpetuity, for reasons that we … Continue reading How to Clear Google Assistant History, Voice Recordings



VoIP Phone Service Pros and Cons

Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone service relies on digital Internet Protocol (IP) based networks to connect one telephone over another.  Most of these cloud-based systems use the internet. They can place calls to and receive calls from anywhere with high speed internet access. This includes most developed countries around the globe. Ever since the … Continue reading VoIP Phone Service Pros and Cons



Honeywell RTH9580WF Thermostat Manual

Honeywell provides good manuals for their WiFi smart thermostats. The same is true of the 9000 series RTH9580WF t-stat.  These docs walk you through installation, setup, and everyday use. They write them in non tech, easy to follow language. So these docs are quite helpful.  Thus in this piece, we give current links to all … Continue reading Honeywell RTH9580WF Thermostat Manual



HP DeskJet 3632 Setup Instructions

Perform this HP DeskJet 3632 setup routine to clear out the existing WiFi settings on the printer and connect it to a different Wifi network. Changing WiFi networks becomes necessary after replacing a router / access point that has a different network name or password than the old network.  You’d also likely do this when … Continue reading HP DeskJet 3632 Setup Instructions



Apple Lightning Cable Replacement by Belkin, Review

This Belkin Apple lightning cable replacement for charge & sync (part number 8830bt15381 Rev B01 ) for Apple devices, at just several dollars per cord online is a steal. It’s among the cheapest cables we’ve bought. Yet this lightning cable carries the Belkin name brand, which means high quality. Yet this cable still charges even … Continue reading Apple Lightning Cable Replacement by Belkin, Review



Netgear N750 WNDR4300 Review

The Netgear N750 wireless dual band router, model WNDR4300, checks out to be reliable, almost reboot free, rarely drops connections, comes with secured WiFi by default, and brings buffering-free video and audio streaming throughout average sized homes. Its Genie web site supplies browser access to the huge set of settings options.  Plus, its state-of-the-art wireless … Continue reading Netgear N750 WNDR4300 Review



Gain Washing Machine Cleaner Review

Once upon a time, we were new to front loader high efficiency (HE) washing machines.  And in those early days, we learned the hard way about the need to keep these clean.  Indeed, front loaders especially can smell bad if not cleaned now and then.  So, these Gain washing machine cleaner pouches came in handy. … Continue reading Gain Washing Machine Cleaner Review



How to Reset Echo 2nd Generation Speaker

You may wish to factory reset the Echo 2nd Generation smart speaker. Why? Because you may wish to sell yours to another. Or perhaps you just want to link it to a new Amazon account, or to a new WiFi network. So, with those tasks in mind, this piece shows how to reset Echo 2nd … Continue reading How to Reset Echo 2nd Generation Speaker