How to Pair Original Google Home Smart Speaker as a Bluetooth Speaker

The original Google Home smart speaker, pictured above, may now be used as a Bluetooth speaker due to firmware and Google Home app updates in 2017.  In this post, we illustrate how to connect your tablet or phone to this speaker via Bluetooth, and transmit audio to the speaker for room-filling, awesome sounding playback. We’d … Continue reading How to Pair Original Google Home Smart Speaker as a Bluetooth Speaker



How to Reset Alexa Echo Gen 2 Dot to Factory Default 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 Default Settings



How to Change Amazon Echo Dot Wake Word

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 How to Change Amazon Echo Dot Wake Word



How to Change Amazon Echo Dot Name

How to change Amazon Echo Dot name?  You can indeed change the name that the Amazon Alexa enabled speakers respond to when you say it.  Current choices are, “Alexa…,” “Amazon…,” “Computer…,” and “Echo…”  This word is the name you call out to wake up the voice assistant.  The speaker then begins listening for a command.  Calling Alexa’s name … Continue reading How to Change Amazon Echo Dot Name



How to Calibrate Honeywell Thermostat Temperature RTH9580WF

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 RTH9580WF



How to Clean Ray Ban Sunglasses, Eyeglasses

Some people may choose to avoid sunglasses due to their higher cost; particularly the non prescription Ray Ban sunglasses.  But improvement in vision over non light attenuating glasses is quite noticeable and very worthwhile.  There’s less “haze” from internal polarized lens light reflections with this improving technology.  So we learned how to clean Ray Ban sunglasses effectively, rather than abandon … Continue reading How to Clean Ray Ban Sunglasses, Eyeglasses



How to Clean Oakley Sunglasses

We’ve worn sunglasses with polarized and anti reflective coatings for three decades.  In that time, we got advice from several optometrists about how best to clean them.  How to clean Oakley sunglasses is easy, once you learn how to safely handle them.  You also need to know which cleaners work the most gently and safely, and which cleaning … Continue reading How to Clean Oakley Sunglasses



Reset Honeywell Thermostat Settings RTH9580WF, How To

A reset Honeywell thermostat settings erases all user changed settings.  Resetting also removes lock screen passwords and screen color changes et al. Resetting restores this Honeywell RTH9580WF touchscreen thermostat to factory default condition.  You reset by following the routine below. We suggest this reset Honeywell thermostat settings action when fixing smart thermostat issues as well.  … Continue reading Reset Honeywell Thermostat Settings RTH9580WF, How To



How to Wire a Honeywell Thermostat with 4 Wires

If you’ve installed more than a few thermostats, you’re likely to have come across many that utilize four wires, as shown below in the units we’ve hooked up.  Typical 4 wire thermostat (t-stat) wiring examples follow.  Some have the common (C) wire, while others do not.  Both examples of how to wire a Honeywell thermostat with 4 wires … Continue reading How to Wire a Honeywell Thermostat with 4 Wires



Register Honeywell WiFi Thermostat RTH9580WF Online

In order to control your Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostat remotely, you’ll need to register and connect to it at the  Honeywell Total Connect Comfort (TCC)   web site.  Here, we demonstrate how to register Honeywell WiFi thermostat RTH9580WF online, on that site. Register Honeywell WiFi Thermostat RTH9580WF Online: Prerequisite Steps 1. Install your Honeywell WiFi Thermostat Skip this … Continue reading Register Honeywell WiFi Thermostat RTH9580WF Online