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





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 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





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





Echo Dot 2nd Generation Setup Instructions

This article outlines what you’ll need for Echo Dot 2nd Generation setup. We cover the steps in doing it as well as how to test out your speaker after you finish setup. What You’ll Need Before Starting Echo Dot 2nd Generation Setup 1. A WiFi Internet Connection None of the Echo devices built to date … Continue reading Echo Dot 2nd Generation Setup Instructions





Amazon Echo Reset Button, Where to Find It

The Amazon Echo reset button on the generation one (original) Alexa Echo smart speaker is found on the underside of the unit.  See this pointed at by the purple arrow in the next picture. The button is easy to get to, once you turn the speaker upside down. Just sit the speaker, top side down, … Continue reading Amazon Echo Reset Button, Where to Find It





Alexa Echo Subwoofer Setup Instructions for Amazon Echo Sub

This piece discusses what you’ll need for Alexa Echo Subwoofer setup and the steps to take to accomplish that.  Note that this sub woofer does not operate in stand-alone mode.  In fact, to make it play, you must pair it with at least one, or preferably two, compatible Amazon Echo speakers.  These include the Echo … Continue reading Alexa Echo Subwoofer Setup Instructions for Amazon Echo Sub





Unboxing Echo Generation 2 Alexa Speaker

Pretty simple packaging for the Amazon Echo Generation 2 Alexa smart speaker. Very easy to unbox, 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.  The carton has pictures of the … Continue reading Unboxing Echo Generation 2 Alexa Speaker





Restart Amazon Echo Instructions, How to Restart Amazon Echo Speaker

Use these restart Amazon Echo instructions to help correct some unusual symptoms that your Amazon Echo First Gen smart speaker tower may exhibit. Restarting Differs from Resetting Also not that RESTARTING the Amazon Echo is different from RESETTING it back to factory default state.  By restarting, we mean just rebooting the Amazon Echo Gen 1. … Continue reading Restart Amazon Echo Instructions, How to Restart Amazon Echo Speaker