How to Set the Sleep Timer on Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 2 Smart Speaker

The generation 2 Amazon Alexa Echo smart speakers now provide a sleep timer function that you can set and cancel with your voice! You use it by asking Alexa to play an internet radio station, podcast, flash briefing, or some other streaming service. Then, once the media is playing, you ask her play the stream … Continue reading How to Set the Sleep Timer on Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 2 Smart Speaker



How to Use the Sleep Timer Feature on the Google Home Mini Smart Speaker

The Google Home Mini smart speakers now feature a sleep timer function that you can set and cancel with voice commands! You use it by starting your speaker playing content from an internet radio station, podcast, news source, or some other streaming service.  Then, you ask it play the stream for only as long as … Continue reading How to Use the Sleep Timer Feature on the Google Home Mini Smart Speaker



Reconnecting to Wi-Fi on the Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana Smart Speaker

Unfortunately, there’s currently no way to  just  reconnect to WiFi on the Harman Kardon Invoke Microsoft Cortana smart speaker.  To reconnect to Wi-Fi, but to a different Wi-Fi network, you must first completely reset the this speaker to factory default state.  Then, run through the setup procedure again, like setting up a brand new smart … Continue reading Reconnecting to Wi-Fi on the Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana Smart Speaker



How to Set Up New Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana Smart Speaker

While setting up a brand new or used Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana speaker involves numerous steps, none are very difficult.  Just focus on the current step you’re working on, and progress through this list.  We’ll do our best to keep it simple and straight forward, so that before you know it, you’ll have your Microsoft … Continue reading How to Set Up New Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana Smart Speaker



Harman Kardon Invoke Speaker Picture Gallery

We’ve snapped many pictures of the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker, its parts, and packaging.  Specifically, these come from the various posts we wrote about this Cortana enabled device.  We’ve put these photos together here in one post for easy viewing.  Further, we’ll add more as we add them to new HK Invoke speaker posts.  Often, … Continue reading Harman Kardon Invoke Speaker Picture Gallery



How to Reset Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 2 Smart Speaker to Factory Default Settings

You may wish to factory reset the Alexa Echo Gen 2 smart speaker.  Why?   Because perhaps you wish to sell your old one to another. Or maybe you just want to connect it to a different Amazon account, or to a new wireless network. So, with those tasks in mind, this post covers how … Continue reading How to Reset Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 2 Smart Speaker to Factory Default Settings



Unboxing and Connecting The Amazon Echo Generation 2 Smart Speaker

Pretty simple packaging for the Amazon Echo Generation 2 Alexa smart speaker. Very easy to unbox, power up, and prepare it for setup, as we’ll, demonstrate next. For our vision impaired and blind readers, this improved version of the Alexa enabled Amazon Echo speaker comes in a turquois box, with pictures of the device on … Continue reading Unboxing and Connecting The Amazon Echo Generation 2 Smart Speaker



Reset Harman Kardon Invoke Smart Speaker

You may decide to sell or give your Harman Kardon Invoke smart speaker to another person. Or, you wish to link it to a different Microsoft account.  But then again, maybe you want to connect it to a different WiFi network. To unlink this device from its current account and Wi-Fi network, and to restore … Continue reading Reset Harman Kardon Invoke Smart Speaker



Where is the Reset Button on the Original Amazon Echo Smart Speaker

The reset button on the generation one (original) Amazon Echo smart speaker can be found on the underside of the unit, as pointed at by the purple arrow in the next picture.  The reset button is inside a small hole there. To actuate it, insert the end of a small to medium-sized paper clip.  Press … Continue reading Where is the Reset Button on the Original Amazon Echo Smart Speaker



Where is the Reset Button on Amazon Generation 2 Echo Smart Speaker Located

On the second generation Amazon Echo smart speaker, there is no separate reset button.  Instead, the Mic Off and Volume Down (-) buttons on the top of the unit are pressed and held down at the same time to initiate a factory default reset.  See these in the following picture. Related Posts AC Power Adapter … Continue reading Where is the Reset Button on Amazon Generation 2 Echo Smart Speaker Located