Tankless Water Heater Disadvantages, Cons, Issues

There are many tankless water heater disadvantages to think about before plunging in.  So, use caution before buying tankless.  We discuss most of these issues below. Tankless Water Heater Disadvantages High Startup Costs These so-called instant hot water, on demand units indeed offer “fast and endless” hot water.  Plus, they save you on your fuel bill. But … Continue reading Tankless Water Heater Disadvantages, Cons, Issues

Waterpik NSP 853 Power Spray Shower Head Review

We received the Waterpik NSP-853 Power Spray Plus massaging shower head for Christmas some years back. So far, this adjustable handheld bathroom accessory is great.  It’s a far cry above our old, few-settings, fixed position shower head. The Waterpic is medium to light weight. It has many different sprayer settings, is virtually self-cleaning, and saves … Continue reading Waterpik NSP 853 Power Spray Shower Head Review

IPod Touch Screen Lock Problem

There are two functions that the 3rd generation Apple iPod Touch Screen Lock feature provides in version 5.1.1 of iOS: Input disabled.  When the screen locks, further touch screen input is not accepted until you unlock it. Backlight extinguished.  Also, there’s a power-saving feature incorporated into this lock mechanism.  After the screen locks and goes … Continue reading IPod Touch Screen Lock Problem

How to Restart Samsung Galaxy J7 Android Phone

In this piece, we run though how to restart TracFone Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro Android phone. You might do this to fix strange behaviors on this smart phone, or to answer the weekly prompts to restart it to maintain reliable operation.  There’s no physical Restart button on the Sky Pro. So restarting it is … Continue reading How to Restart Samsung Galaxy J7 Android Phone

Axcel Lightning Cable for iPhone Review

  The Axcel USB Lightning Sync & Charge iPhone and iPad Cable line is certainly not the cheapest data and charging cable available.  We paid nearly $22 for ours at Lowe’s, which is roughly akin to the pricing on similar Apple-manufactured lightning port cords. But its construction, larger size of connectors, and thicker wires make this Axcel … Continue reading Axcel Lightning Cable for iPhone Review

Cleaning Anti Reflective Eyeglasses Instructions

We’ve worn eyeglasses with anti reflective coatings for over two decades.  In that time, we got advice from several optometrists about how best to clean them.  Cleaning anti reflective eyeglasses is easy once you know how to do it.  So here, we show that.  We teach how safely handle them and which cleaners work best. … Continue reading Cleaning Anti Reflective Eyeglasses Instructions

Chef’s Choice 677 2 Electric Kettle Review

We avidly drink green tea.  Well over fifteen years now.  So we often keep electric kettles like the   Chef’s Choice Cordless Electric Kettle 677 2 (6772)   on the kitchen counter for quick and efficient heating of the water. The stainless steel finish is attractive and modern looking, and resists tea stains as well. The … Continue reading Chef’s Choice 677 2 Electric Kettle Review

Apple Headphones Volume Control Gripe

Our one BIG complaint about the Apple Headphones Volume Control as it functions on the various generations of the  iPod Touch, is that the UP and DOWN increments that the volume control keys generate when pressed are too big. In version 5.1 of the Apple firmware (the latest version supported on our Touch from 2010), you only get 16 steps to go … Continue reading Apple Headphones Volume Control Gripe

JBL Xtreme Pairing Instructions, Pairing Xtreme Speaker

This post gives JBL Xtreme speaker pairing instructions.  It shows pairing with iOS tablets and phone devices. But similar procedures work on Android devices also.  In short, with your speaker shut off (Power button dark), run through this routine to pair your Xtreme to a Bluetooth source device. We show this on an iPad Air … Continue reading JBL Xtreme Pairing Instructions, Pairing Xtreme Speaker

JBL Flip 2 Pairing Instructions, Pairing Flip 2 JBL Speaker

This post gives JBL Flip 2 pairing instructions. These directions work with both iOS and Android mobile phones and computers, including the iPhone, Galaxy, iPod, and the iPad Air smart phones and tablets. JBL Flip 2 Pairing Instructions With your JBL Flip 2 powered off (power button is dark), run through this routine to pair … Continue reading JBL Flip 2 Pairing Instructions, Pairing Flip 2 JBL Speaker