How to Reboot iPod Touch Player with Unresponsive Touch Screen

Now and again, we’ve noted that the touch screen responsiveness on the iPod Touch MC011LL disappears.  E.g. Touching and moving the finger across the screen produces no action from the iPod, so that you cannot unlock it to play music or run other apps. The only method we’ve found to restore responsiveness to the touch … Continue reading How to Reboot iPod Touch Player with Unresponsive Touch Screen





Factory Default Reset of Apple iPod Touch Media Player

Restoring all audio, video, and system settings on the Apple iPod Touch portable media player to factory default values, can be accomplished without a computer. Note that doing so this way, does not erase any music from this player right away. But, restoring does schedule a media file deletion for the next time this iPod  is connected … Continue reading Factory Default Reset of Apple iPod Touch Media Player





Honeywell Thermostat Models Review

We’ve reviewed several Honeywell thermostat models on this site.  Specifically, we’ve covered some of the line voltage models for baseboard heat.  Furthermore, we’ve discussed models up through the late model Honeywell smart wireless remote thermostats.  Below, find a summary and picture of each one tested so far.  We’ll add more here as we review more. … Continue reading Honeywell Thermostat Models Review





Honeywell Smart Thermostat Wiring Instructions RTH9580WF

The most “meaty” part of instaling a new thermostat, is correctly wiring it up.  One useful feature about Honeywell smart thermostats, is that they generally support the same wire labeling conventions and hookup techniques as their older, less intelligent counterparts. Today’s smart thermostats still use the R, Rx, C, W, Y1, Y2, et al wires in the … Continue reading Honeywell Smart Thermostat Wiring Instructions RTH9580WF





Change WiFi Network on Honeywell Thermostat RTH9580WF

You might need to connect your Honeywell RTH9580WF smart thermostat (t-stat) to a new WiFi network.  Perhaps you moved the t-stat, and  the WiFi it worked with before went out of range.  So in this post, we cover just how you do that, how to change WiFi network on Honeywell thermostat RTH9580WF. Then maybe, you have … Continue reading Change WiFi Network on Honeywell Thermostat RTH9580WF





Setting Temperature Differential, Honeywell Smart Thermostat RTH9580WF

Temperature differential, is the difference between the turn-on and turn-off temperatures on a thermostat, whether heating or cooling, and generally ranges between one and three degrees. Many modern digital and mechanical thermostats provide for adjusting this value, to account for differing home construction types and locations, types of furnaces, and personal comfort preferences. However, the … Continue reading Setting Temperature Differential, Honeywell Smart Thermostat RTH9580WF





Setting Temperature Differential on Honeywell WiFi Thermostat RTH8580WF

Temperature differential, is the difference between the turn-on and turn-off temperatures on a thermostat, whether heating or cooling, and generally ranges between one and three degrees. Many modern digital and mechanical thermostats provide for adjusting this value, to account for differing home construction types and locations, types of furnaces, and personal comfort preferences. However, the … Continue reading Setting Temperature Differential on Honeywell WiFi Thermostat RTH8580WF





Review: Gearmo® 10-Port Desktop USB Smart Charging Station Dock Hub for iPhone, iPad, and Android Phones and Tablets

The Gearmo® 10 Port High Output USB Charger Station features highest current charging capability from all ten of its high current 2.4A USB ports at the same time. Thus, you can charge as many as ten of the most power hungry tablet computers, radios, Bluetooth speakers simultaneously.  The current draw on one port does not decrease the current output on another. This AC charger, made … Continue reading Review: Gearmo® 10-Port Desktop USB Smart Charging Station Dock Hub for iPhone, iPad, and Android Phones and Tablets





Sleep Easy™ White Noise Fan Sound Screen Machine Review

The  Sleep Easy™ White Noise Fan Sound Screen Machine  can run most every night in bedrooms and nurseries as well as throughout the day in business offices, libraries, and labs, without noticeable harm or any ill effects whatsoever either to itself, or to those people nearby hearing it. It works well nearly anywhere you sleep that has a mains electricity … Continue reading Sleep Easy™ White Noise Fan Sound Screen Machine Review





Pelonis™ Electric Radiator Heater HO-0250H Review

We bought the Pelonis™ Oil Filled Electric Radiator Heater, model HO-0250H to warm the living room in our ground level apartment.  Affordable at $37.99 on sale at Walmart, this electric heater, performs on par with most other 1500 watt radiators we’ve tested. This portable heater provides a slowly-rising, silent, gentle warming, can be easily rolled around on its plastic … Continue reading Pelonis™ Electric Radiator Heater HO-0250H Review