AC Power Adapter Specs for the Amazon Echo Generation 2 Alexa Smart Speaker

The US version of the power adapter for the Amazon Alexa Generation 2 Echo smart speaker discussed here, features non retracting AC prongs, a six-foot long permanently attached cord, and is surprisingly light weight for its 21 watt power delivery capacity. It’s typical square yet unimposing width and height allows easy fitting into a standard … Continue reading AC Power Adapter Specs for the Amazon Echo Generation 2 Alexa Smart Speaker



AC Power Adapter Specs for the Original Amazon Echo Generation 1 Alexa Smart Speaker

The US version of the power adapter for the Amazon Alexa Generation 1 Echo smart speaker discussed here, features non retracting AC prongs, a six-foot long permanently attached cord, and is surprisingly light weight for its 21 watt power delivery capacity.  It’s typical square yet modest width and height allows easy fitting into a standard … Continue reading AC Power Adapter Specs for the Original Amazon Echo Generation 1 Alexa Smart Speaker



Unboxing and Connecting The Amazon Echo Generation 2 Smart 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, demonstrate next. For our vision impaired and blind readers, this improved version of the Alexa enabled Amazon Echo speaker comes in a turquois box, with pictures of the device on … Continue reading Unboxing and Connecting The Amazon Echo Generation 2 Smart Speaker



Where is the Reset Button on Amazon Generation 2 Echo Smart Speaker Located

On the second generation Amazon Echo smart speaker, there is no separate reset button.  Instead, the Mic Off and Volume Down (-) buttons on the top of the unit are pressed and held down at the same time to initiate a factory default reset.  See these in the following picture. Related Posts AC Power Adapter … Continue reading Where is the Reset Button on Amazon Generation 2 Echo Smart Speaker Located



iPod Nano 3rd Generation Reset Instructions

In this post, we show how to do an iPod Nano 3rd Generation reset of this portable media player.  Resetting restores this iPod 3rd gen player to default (fresh out of the box) settings. iPod Nano 3rd Generation Reset, How To Instructions 1. Bring up the iPod’s Home Screen First, press the top of the … Continue reading iPod Nano 3rd Generation Reset Instructions



Changing Wireless Network on Victor Reader Stream New Generation

The Victor Reader Stream New Generation media player adds numerous wireless capabilities to the Victor Reader technology set. You can download firmware updates directly to it without a personal computer, play Internet radio stations, download talking books directly from the National Library Service for the Blind (NLS), get National Federation for the Blind (NFB) News Line … Continue reading Changing Wireless Network on Victor Reader Stream New Generation



Victor Reader Stream First Generation Gripes

The first generation (original) version of HumanWare’s  Victor Reader Stream   portable player is great. But it has a couple shortcomings that surprised me. Disadvantages, Problems, Cons, and Limitations Very slow USB port.  For one, its USB port behaves as, and transfers data as slowly as a USB1.1 port, even though USB 2.0 has been the standard since around … Continue reading Victor Reader Stream First Generation Gripes



iPod Nano 6th Generation Player Review

We’ve owned the 16 GB iPod Nano 6th generation player from Apple for a few years now.  Bought it at Best Buy for $179, the standard price back then. Over all, we very much like the 6th generation Nano. But some features that make this Nano so likeable also add to the hardships of using it. It’s a … Continue reading iPod Nano 6th Generation Player Review



Solving WiFi Connect Problems, Victor Reader Stream, New Generation

The New Generation of the Victor Reader Stream, the second version of this already useful blind friendly talking book and media player, taps into a whole new realm of audio and textual media, from the web. Victor Reader has now been Internet enabled, via wireless connectivity through standard WiFi.   Firmware releases since 2013, have added … Continue reading Solving WiFi Connect Problems, Victor Reader Stream, New Generation



Victor Reader Stream New Generation Daisy Player, Podcatcher, Internet Radio Review

BHumanware’s Victor Reader Stream New Generation audio book and text file reader, has some seriously extended capabilities as compared to the original Victor Reader Stream. In short, this second generation Victor Reader e reader has been Internet enabled.  Not only can it connect to the Internet via WiFi to download new firmware updates, but it  … Continue reading Victor Reader Stream New Generation Daisy Player, Podcatcher, Internet Radio Review