How to Factory Reset Amazon Smart Plug

You may need to hard factory reset an Amazon Smart Plug to restore proper operation should it stop responding to Alexa commands coming from either your Echo smart speaker or the Alexa app. Or, perhaps you’d like to change the WiFi network and / or password to which this smart plug connects.  In either case … Continue reading How to Factory Reset Amazon Smart Plug





ATX Power Supply Short Pins to Turn On Instructions

Use a desktop personal computer ATX-style PC desktop switching power supply anywhere you need 12 or 5 volts DC.  These power supply units (PSU) offer fairly well-regulated, well-filtered, and high current sources.  ATX PSUs make a decent bench supply.  So here, we offer ATX power supply short pins to turn on instructions.  These show which … Continue reading ATX Power Supply Short Pins to Turn On Instructions





Sony Network Media Player SMP-N200 Review

The Sony Network Media Player SMP-N200 provides access to the internet for old-style, not-smart televisions, and down-converts that content into standard definition format. This media box revs up the older dumb TVs, making them smart, and Internet enabled. We’ve owned this set top player now for roughly three years, and are experiences with it are reflected in this … Continue reading Sony Network Media Player SMP-N200 Review





Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes Instructions

There are free ways to copy music from iPod to iTunes library from one or more iPods.  Even if you have no original copies of the music, you can indeed get it off your iPod. Here, we offer instructions on how to transfer your music from an iPod to iTunes on a computer. Copyright Warning … Continue reading Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes Instructions





CE Tech USB Charger 166878 PC01 Review, 4 Port, Wall

The CE Tech USB charger model 166878 PC01 features high current charging capability from all four of its ports at the same time. This means that you can charge as many as four power hungry tablet computers simultaneously. CE Tech USB Charger 166878 PC01 Introduction This wall charger, made in China, is built from a thick … Continue reading CE Tech USB Charger 166878 PC01 Review, 4 Port, Wall





iClever IC TC02 Dual USB Wall Charger Review

The iClever  IC-TC02 charger is one of the cheapest high-current USB wall adapters we’ve seen. At under $10 per unit, this AC USB adapter charges even the highest demand tablet computers. Plus, it does so about as quickly as the stock chargers that come with these devices; even quicker in some cases. It’s got some … Continue reading iClever IC TC02 Dual USB Wall Charger Review





Anker USB Charger, Dual Port Wall Adapter Review

The dual port, 24W USB Anker USB charger adapter is among the cheapest USB wall adapters we’ve seen. Yet it offers compatibility with USB 3.0 devices and maximum charging speeds, thoroughly isolated ports, foldable 120 volt plug prongs, and reliable operation. At under $11 per unit, this AC USB adapter can charge even the highest demand tablet … Continue reading Anker USB Charger, Dual Port Wall Adapter Review





Update Amazon Echo Firmware Instructions

Technically speaking, there’s currently no way to update Amazon Echo firmware on many of the Alexa Echo smart speakers.  Further, they typically update quickly on their own as Amazon releases new firmware.  Usually occurs within a couple hours, or at worst, a couple days of release.  But you can update your speaker right away, like … Continue reading Update Amazon Echo Firmware Instructions





Utilitech Surge Protector 0090996 Review

The Utilitech Surge Protector, model 0090996 is a single-outlet device. that can absorb 900 joules of gizmo-hurting surge power. Utilitech 0090996 Surge Protector Summary It comes with a $100,000 connected equipment warranty. It’s a light-weight and rugged surge suppressor. It offers a sense of security when applied.  That is, you know that your equipment is … Continue reading Utilitech Surge Protector 0090996 Review





GE Jasco USB Charger Review, Y14 Dual Port 2.1 Amp

The GE Jasco 2.1 Amp USB Charger, model Y14, is one of the cheapest high-current USB wall adapters we know. At under $14 per copy, this AC USB adapter charges even the highest demand tablet computers, and does so about as quickly as the stock chargers that come with these devices.  It’s got some real … Continue reading GE Jasco USB Charger Review, Y14 Dual Port 2.1 Amp