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





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





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





Restore iPod Nano 3rd Gen Player, How To

You can partially restore iPod Nano 3rd gen media player without iTunes.  This does the following. It restores most audio, video, and system settings to factory default values. Indeed, you can do this without a computer. Note though that this routine does not erase any music, video, or playlist files on your Nano.  These files … Continue reading Restore iPod Nano 3rd Gen Player, How To





Adjust Volume on Amazon Echo 1st Gen, How To

Shows how to adjust volume on Amazon Echo smart speaker, in a couple ways. You can ask the speaker to raise and lower the volume with voice commands. Or you may rotate the outer ring on speaker top. Details follow. How to Adjust Volume on Amazon Echo  with Voice Commands One way to adjust volume … Continue reading Adjust Volume on Amazon Echo 1st Gen, How To





Reboot Echo Dot 2 Alexa Speaker Instructions

You may wish to reboot Amazon Echo Gen 2 Dot speaker if it behaves strangely, becomes non responsive to questions and commands, emits unusual sounds, and so on. However, before attempting any extensive troubleshooting, always try a speaker reboot first. This often clears up many problems such as Wi-Fi connectivity issues.  Plus, trying a reboot initially avoids … Continue reading Reboot Echo Dot 2 Alexa Speaker Instructions





How to Reset Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 2 to Factory Settings

You may wish to factory reset the Alexa Echo Gen 2 smart speaker.  Why?   Because perhaps you wish to sell your old one to another. Or maybe you just want to connect it to a different Amazon account, or to a new wireless network. So, with those tasks in mind, this post covers how … Continue reading How to Reset Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 2 to Factory Settings





Amazon Echo Gen 1 Speaker Picture Gallery

We’ve taken many pictures of the Amazon Echo gen 1 smart speaker, and its power plug, for the various posts we’re writing about this smart speaker.  We’ve placed all those photos here in this post, for quick and easy viewing. The Amazon Echo Gen 1 Speaker, Playing a Song First, this speaker is a tall … Continue reading Amazon Echo Gen 1 Speaker Picture Gallery





How to Set Sleep Timer on Amazon Alexa Echo 2 Speaker

The generation 2 Amazon Alexa Echo smart speakers now provides a sleep timer that you set and stop with your voice!  You use it by asking Alexa to play an internet radio station, podcast, flash briefing, or some other streaming service. Then, once the media is playing, you ask her play for just the time … Continue reading How to Set Sleep Timer on Amazon Alexa Echo 2 Speaker





How to Reset Alexa Echo Gen 2 Dot to Factory Settings

You may wish to know how to reset Alexa Echo Gen 2 Dot speaker.  Why?   Because perhaps you wish to sell your old Alexa to a friend. Or perhaps you just want to connect it to a different Amazon account, or to a different wireless network.  So, to that end, in order to reset your Alexa Echo Dot to factory … Continue reading How to Reset Alexa Echo Gen 2 Dot to Factory Settings