How to Change Alexa Wake Word

You want to know how to change Alexa wake word? You can indeed change the wake word that the Alexa enabled speakers respond to when you say it.  Current alexa wake word options are, “Alexa…,” “Amazon…,” “Computer…,” and “Echo…”  The Alexa wake up word is the name you say to wake up the smart speaker and to start it … Continue reading How to Change Alexa Wake Word





Google Home Vs Alexa Smart Speaker Features

The age of smart speaker virtual assistants is here. Indeed, the competition is hot currently. Vendors want to create the most useful features as fast as they.  As a result, the Google Home and Amazon Alexa speakers, with their machine learning, grow smarter all the time.  The cloud hardware for them is growing faster too. … Continue reading Google Home Vs Alexa Smart Speaker Features





Change Alexa Name, How to Rename Echo Speakers

You can indeed change the name that the Amazon Alexa enabled speakers respond to when you say it.  Current choices are, “Alexa…,” “Amazon…,” “Computer…,” and “Echo…” The word is the name you call out when you want the popular voice assistant to wake up and start listening for a follow-up command / question.  It’s how you “get her attention,” so to speak.  … Continue reading Change Alexa Name, How to Rename Echo Speakers





Echo Dot 3 Power Adapter Specs, AC Power Adapter Info

Here we cover the Echo Dot 3 Adapter specs for the AC power adapter.  This is the wall plug that comes with the Amazon Echo Dot generation 3 smart speaker.  First,, the US version of this adapter has non folding AC prongs.  It also has a six-foot long affixed cord. Further, it’s light weight for … Continue reading Echo Dot 3 Power Adapter Specs, AC Power Adapter Info





Echo Dot 2 Power Adapter Specs, Alexa 2nd Gen Dot

We cover the AC power adapter specs for Amazon Alexa Echo Dot 2 smart speaker here.  It is an often seen medium-current USB switching power supply.  The detachable cord has a female A style USB connector with the usual USB wattage. See it in the next picture. The US version of this USB power supply … Continue reading Echo Dot 2 Power Adapter Specs, Alexa 2nd Gen Dot





AC Adapter Specs for Amazon Echo Generation 1 Alexa

Here, we give the AC adapter specs for Amazon Echo generation 1 Alexa speaker.  Now the US version of this power adapter has non folding AC prongs.  It has a six-foot long attached cord, and is quite light for its 21 watt power output.  It’s square yet modest width and height allows easy fitting into … Continue reading AC Adapter Specs for Amazon Echo Generation 1 Alexa





Alexa Features List of Amazon Echo Capabilities and Uses

The Amazon Echo speakers, including the Tap, Dot, and the original Echo and its 2nd generation incarnation, are jampacked with an ever-growing list of helpful Alexa features and skills. Further, all of these features help make our hectic days a little less hectic.  Some of the most useful Alexa features we’ve discovered follow. Physical Echo … Continue reading Alexa Features List of Amazon Echo Capabilities and Uses





How to Connect Alexa to WiFi, Different Network

How to connect Alexa to WiFi and the internet? Well, to do that you must put the speaker into Setup mode first.  In Setup, you choose the WiFi network you’d like to have the speaker log into, via the Alexa app. You can do this on either your desktop box or mobile device.  Now below, … Continue reading How to Connect Alexa to WiFi, Different Network





Unpacking Echo Dot 2nd Gen Speaker

Not too complicated packaging for the Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker.  Very simple to unbox, power up, and prepare it for setup. This post demos unpacking the Echo Dot 2nd Gen speaker.  It also covers connecting it to power. Unpacking Echo Dot 2nd Gen Speaker, What’s On the Box For our vision impaired and blind … Continue reading Unpacking Echo Dot 2nd Gen Speaker





How to Connect Pandora to Alexa, 2018 Version

This piece shows how to connect Pandora to Alexa smart speakers.  Note that Amazon Echo devices do not come with Pandora enabled by default. Indeed, Pandora will not play if not set up.  E.g. If you ask Alexa to play Pandora when not set up, she says something like: “To play a station, first register … Continue reading How to Connect Pandora to Alexa, 2018 Version