EZ Ancor Stud Solver Drywall and Stud Anchor Review

Buildex EZ Ancor Stud Solver drywall & stud anchors provide a quick, convenient, and strong means to hang pictures, shelves, mirrors, and equipment on most any solidly supported drywall wall. We’ve used EZ Ancor Stud Solver anchors on 1950s, 1980s, and 2008-vintage drywall installations. Our pictures thus, indeed hang true to this day.  We’ve never … Continue reading EZ Ancor Stud Solver Drywall and Stud Anchor Review

SmartWay Solutions VIP3000 Thermostat Review

The model VIP3000 talking digital thermostat from SmartWay Solutions is a full-featured 5-2 programmable thermostat. They built in high accessibility for blind users, with its clear and loud human-sounding male voice.  The VIP 300 also has a high-visibility LED-lighted display for low vision users. Not only does it speak the most often used functions. But … Continue reading SmartWay Solutions VIP3000 Thermostat Review

How to Reset iPod Video Apple Player

Gives reset iPod Video instructions for this Apple 5th gen player.  Restoring most audio, video, and system settings to factory default values, you can do without a computer. Note though that a reset without a computer, does not erase any music right away.  But it does set up for a file purge when you next … Continue reading How to Reset iPod Video Apple Player

How to Clean Stainless Steel Percolators

We’ve brewed several tens of pots of coffee in our Farberware Stainless Steel Percolator.  We’ve found that without routine cleaning, this silver appliance becomes stained brown.  Then, that ugliness is hard to remove if allowed to build up.  So, wanting to preserve that silver, new look as long as possible, we looked for procedures and … Continue reading How to Clean Stainless Steel Percolators

How to Change WiFi Network on iOS Devices

Knowing how to change WiFi networks on your iOS devices allows you to quickly connect to local wireless networks anywhere you go. So in this piece, we detail how to change WiFi network on iOS devices like the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, et al. You may need to connect your iOS mobile device to different WiFi … Continue reading How to Change WiFi Network on iOS Devices

Unboxing the Amazon Echo Generation 2

Pretty simple unboxing the Amazon Echo Generation 2 Alexa smart speaker. So it’s very easy to unpack, power up, and prepare it for setup, as we’ll show next. For our low vision and blind readers. This improved version of the Alexa enabled Amazon Echo speaker comes in a turquoise box.  Plus, this carton has pictures … Continue reading Unboxing the Amazon Echo Generation 2

How to Clean Stainless Steel Tea Kettle

We’ve heated gallons upon gallons of hard and soft water for tea and hot cocoa making, with our Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Tea Kettle. In this post, we show how to clean stainless steel tea kettle with baking soda or vinegar. We’ve cleaned our stainless kettles many times. We also discuss how to keep the … Continue reading How to Clean Stainless Steel Tea Kettle

Programmable Thermostat Pros and Cons

In today’s energy conscious society, that focuses on max energy efficiency and cutting costs, the programmable t-stat is a key power saving device in home and office.  In this piece we give the list of programmable thermostat pros and cons that we’ve found while using a few of them through the decades. Programmable Thermostat Pros … Continue reading Programmable Thermostat Pros and Cons

Do You Need Amazon Prime to Use Echo

Do you need Amazon Prime to use Echo speakers?  Well, you cannot play music from Amazon Prime Music without a Prime package. But even without Prime, the Alexa speakers can play several other media sources. So in short, you do not need Prime to get some use from your speaker. Now you may wonder if … Continue reading Do You Need Amazon Prime to Use Echo

Emerson CKS1708 Clock Radio Review

The Emerson CKS1708 clock radio is small enough to fit on any bedside nightstand, table, or desktop.  It automatically sets itself to the correct time after a power outage. This clock system retains time and settings in memory powered by a CR2032 lithium battery.  The battery life exceeds a year. In fact, it last quite … Continue reading Emerson CKS1708 Clock Radio Review