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





Change Echo Dot Wake Word, How To

You can indeed change the wake word that the Amazon Alexa enabled speakers respond to.  Current choices are, “Alexa…,” “Amazon…,” “Computer…,” and “Echo…”  The wake word is the name you say to wake up the smart speaker.  Alexa then starts listening for a follow-up command / question.  The wake word is how you “get her attention,” so to speak.  … Continue reading Change Echo Dot Wake Word, How To





Use Echo Dot as Bluetooth Speaker, How To

In this demo, we show how to use Echo Dot as a Bluetooth speaker, linked to an iPad Air tablet. This lets us play any audio that the iPad is playing, through the Amazon Dot. You might do this if you connect your Dot to your home stereo system for its great sound. And you … Continue reading Use Echo Dot as Bluetooth Speaker, How To





How to Factory Reset Amazon Echo Dot Speakers

The Amazon Echo Dot talking speakers need a factory reset every so often. This restores them to out-of-box, factory default state. Factory resetting them also fixes many weird behaviors they might show. So here, we tell you how to factory reset Amazon Echo Dot smart speakers. Why? Because also, it prepares them for sale to … Continue reading How to Factory Reset Amazon Echo Dot Speakers





Restart Alexa Echo Dot, How To Restart Amazon Dot

We show here how to restart Echo Dot Amazon Alexa speakers.   Restarting, otherwise known as rebooting, often corrects unusual symptoms that these  devices may have. How to Restart Alexa Echo Dot with No Power Button Since none of the Echo Dots issued has a power on / off button, you restart these Alexas by unplugging … Continue reading Restart Alexa Echo Dot, How To Restart Amazon Dot





Amazon Echo 2 Picture Gallery, Alexa Photos Images

We’ve taken many pictures of the Amazon Alexa Echo Generation 2 smart speaker, its accessories, and the original package, for the many posts we’re writing about this device.  We’ve put all those photos in one place here in our Amazon Echo 2 picture gallery, for quick viewing and browsing. Echo Gen 2 Speaker Packaging Pictures … Continue reading Amazon Echo 2 Picture Gallery, Alexa Photos Images





Connecting Amazon Echo Dot to Honeywell Thermostats, 2016

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 t-stat.  It turns out that this is true.  Connecting Amazon … Continue reading Connecting Amazon Echo Dot to Honeywell Thermostats, 2016





How to Pair JBL Xtreme with Amazon Alexa Echo Speakers, 2019

This post demonstrates how to pair JBL Xtreme with Amazon Alexa Echo and Echo Dot speakers. These instructions include the Echo Dot generations 1, 2, and 3 smart speakers. And, since this pairing happens directly between the Xtreme and the Echo Dots, you need not turn Bluetooth on in the mobile device you’re using to … Continue reading How to Pair JBL Xtreme with Amazon Alexa Echo Speakers, 2019





Echo Dot 2nd Generation Review, Amazon Alexa Dot 2

In this Echo Dot 2nd Generation Review, we explore the Amazon Alexa Dot  speaker.  This is a WiFi and Bluetooth enabled smart assistant. It acts as the front end for Amazon’s Alexa voice service. Echo Dot 2nd Generation Review Summary The Echo Dot can “hear” your spoken questions and commands, and can speak the answers … Continue reading Echo Dot 2nd Generation Review, Amazon Alexa Dot 2





Connect JBL Speaker to Echo Dot Alexa, How To

Can you connect JBL speaker to Echo Dot?  Yes, indeed you can!  The Echo Dot Gens 2 and 3 speakers feature an auxiliary (AUX) output jack. Plus, many JBL speakers have an AUX Input jack.  Most of these are 3.5mm female audio receptacles.  To connect the Dot and JBL speakers via cable, all you need … Continue reading Connect JBL Speaker to Echo Dot Alexa, How To