How to Reset Sony Bluetooth Speaker

Show you how to factory hard reset a Sony Bluetooth speaker, to return it to its default settings. Resetting restores the speaker to its factory default state. Plus, resetting erases any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from its memory. Clearing these stops the unit from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices. Also, you might reset your … Continue reading How to Reset Sony Bluetooth Speaker



How to Connect Sony SRS XB10 to Alexa Echo

This post shows how to connect the Sony SRS XB10 Bluetooth extra bass speaker to a typical Alexa device. We will do this with the Echo Input device.  But the same you could also do with an Echo Dot, Spot, or any other Alexa device that supports Bluetooth pairing.  Since this Bluetooth connecting happens between … Continue reading How to Connect Sony SRS XB10 to Alexa Echo



How to Turn Off Commentary on Netflix

In this post, we describe hoe to turn off commentary on Netflix, because many people report that they accidently enable it but then do not know how to turn it off. This is quite the common problem. Indeed since the Netflix streaming service came along over two decades ago, and has become quite the mainstay … Continue reading How to Turn Off Commentary on Netflix



How to Connect Honeywell Thermostat to Alexa

We have an Alexa smart speaker with the Amazon voice assistant. We find that we can connect those speakers to our Honeywell  Total Connect Comfort (TCC)   thermostat.  This allows asking Alexa to read and set the settings on our thermostat.  Highly useful feature.  Thus in this post, we show how to connect Honeywell thermostat … Continue reading How to Connect Honeywell Thermostat to Alexa



How to Connect Echo Dot 2nd Generation to WiFi

It’s not necessary to completely erase your speaker settings in the Alexa app, just to connect it to a new WiFi network.  With your mobile device and the Alexa app, doing this is a breeze.  Also, you can run through the same routine to connect up a brand new Echo Dot.  So given all that, … Continue reading How to Connect Echo Dot 2nd Generation to WiFi



How to Calibrate Honeywell Thermostat Temperature

In this post, we show how to calibrate Honeywell thermostat temperature RTH9580WF.  Now why would you wish to calibrate the temp reading on a thermostat (t-stat)?  Well, perhaps your Honeywell t-stat reads warmer or cooler than the room feels.  So you’d like to bring the t-stat temp reading more inline with how it really is. … Continue reading How to Calibrate Honeywell Thermostat Temperature



How to Put Charge 4 in Pairing Mode

To pair the Charge 4 BT speaker with a Bluetooth source device for the first time, or to download the connection information for the speaker onto that device, you must know how to start off pairing mode on the speaker.  In this mode, the Charge 4 broadcasts its Bluetooth name and current linkage data over … Continue reading How to Put Charge 4 in Pairing Mode



How to Turn On Logitech Roll Bluetooth Speaker

We explain how to turn ON the Logitech Roll patio Bluetooth speaker here.  Now most speakers have a Power button that they prominently place on the unit so it’s easy to find.  Indeed, while this speaker has its Power button on the back, it is still fairly easy to get to.  E.g. See it in … Continue reading How to Turn On Logitech Roll Bluetooth Speaker



How to Turn On Microphone on Echo Dot 3rd Generation

By default, the microphone is ON, on Echo Dot smart speakers.  But you might accidently turn off the mic.  Then, with the microphone OFF, Alexa won’t hear you call her.  So to get her to listen for the wake word again, you must know how to turn on the microphone again on the Echo Dot … Continue reading How to Turn On Microphone on Echo Dot 3rd Generation



How to Check Sony SRS XB33 Battery Life

Covers how to check battery life and level on the Sony Extra Bass SRS XB33 Bluetooth speaker, and also, how to know if the battery life is shortening over time. How to Check Battery Life on the Sony SRS XB33 Extra Bass Speaker, Current Charge 1. First, Turn ON the XB33 You won’t be able … Continue reading How to Check Sony SRS XB33 Battery Life