How to Unlink Spotify from Google Home Speaker

Here, we cover how to unlink Spotify from Google Home speaker devices.  You may wish unlink (remove, delete) your Spotify account from a Google Home Speaker because either: You’ve cancelled your Spotify subscription, and just want to get rid of its remnants from your Google Home app settings, to minimize clutter. You’re giving the device to your parent, and wish to prevent him / … Continue reading How to Unlink Spotify from Google Home Speaker





Changing Wi-Fi Network on Original Google Home Smart Speaker

You may experience Wi-Fi connection errors when booting your Google Home speaker. Or, you may notice that your speaker device does not show as connected in the Google Home app.  Both problems occur when the speaker is no longer linked to your Wi-Fi network, unless it is online (i.e. connected successfully to your  network with internet access).  These situations can occur … Continue reading Changing Wi-Fi Network on Original Google Home Smart Speaker





Pairing Google Home Speakers as Bluetooth Speaker, NOT YET!

Update: 2017-11-29: The original Google Home smart speaker now supports Bluetooth.  So, as of the summer of 2017, you can now use the Google Home speaker as a Bluetooth speaker as well. The Google Home smart speaker does not yet offer the ability to act as a Bluetooth speaker.  In other words, you can’t connect … Continue reading Pairing Google Home Speakers as Bluetooth Speaker, NOT YET!





Original Google Home Smart Speaker Assistant Setup Instructions, Tips, Procedures, Help

This post details what you’ll need and how to set up a Google Home smart speaker assistant device with Google’s voice assistant service. What You’ll Need Before Starting A Wi-Fi internet connection.  None of the Google Home devices manufactured thus far has an Ethernet RJ45 port.  So, your only choice is to connect them to the Google Assistant service via your internet-connected wireless network.  Note that the … Continue reading Original Google Home Smart Speaker Assistant Setup Instructions, Tips, Procedures, Help





Unpacking the Sony CD DVD Player DVP-SR210P

A customer recently requested that we install a DVD player onto her HD television, which, unfortunately, has only one open component video input available. But fortunately however, this Sony DVP-SR210P DVD player offers a component video output, costs very little (under $35 currently), and is simple to unpack and install.  We detail here how we … Continue reading Unpacking the Sony CD DVD Player DVP-SR210P





Skullcandy Supreme Sound Fix Mic3 S3FXDM-209 Earbuds Earphones Review

We finally found a set of spectacular-sounding in ear earphones that equal or perhaps even surpass the Apple stock iPod / iPhone / iPad earbuds; that being the Skullcandy Supreme Sound Fix Mic3 S3FXDM-209 Earbuds. At roughly $40 per copy, these earphones cost over double what we had been used to paying, for what we thought were decent earphones.  Hard to be comfortable with … Continue reading Skullcandy Supreme Sound Fix Mic3 S3FXDM-209 Earbuds Earphones Review





Unpacking and Connecting Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Gen Smart Speaker

Not terribly complicated packaging for the Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker.  Very simple to unbox, power up, and prepare it for setup. For our vision impaired and blind readers, the Echo Dot comes in a blue box, graduating shades of blue actually, that turns from deep sky blue at the top, to a sort of … Continue reading Unpacking and Connecting Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Gen Smart Speaker





Fixing WiFi Problems on Honeywell RTH9580WF Smart Thermostat

The Honeywell RTH9580WF 1005 Smart WiFi Thermostat offers convenience and programming flexibility along with remote access and control via the  Honeywell Total Connect Comfort  website. Practically all of its features can be controlled via its full color touchscreen locally, or from the TCC portal. However, sometimes problems arise, particularly with the connection this thermostat must … Continue reading Fixing WiFi Problems on Honeywell RTH9580WF Smart Thermostat





Connecting Amazon Echo Dot to Honeywell Thermostats, 2016 Version

We just bought an Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker with the Alexa voice assistant, and we hear that we can link the Dot up to our Honeywell  Total Connect Comfort (TCC)   thermostat.  That would be nice, to be able to issue voice commands to control the thermostat.  It turns out that this is true.  You can … Continue reading Connecting Amazon Echo Dot to Honeywell Thermostats, 2016 Version





Pairing Amazon Echo Dot Gen 2 Smart Speaker as Bluetooth Speaker

In this demo, we’re going to connect (pair) the Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker to an iPad Air tablet, such that the Dot becomes a Bluetooth speaker, allowing us to play any audio that the iPad is playing, through the Amazon Dot. You might do this if you have your Dot connected to your home … Continue reading Pairing Amazon Echo Dot Gen 2 Smart Speaker as Bluetooth Speaker