Husky 702200 Universal Socket Set Review

While fixing squeaky wooden glider rocking chairs, we needed to buy a socket set that has popular sizes, found around the house, and appear frequently in glider rockers.  Well, this Husky 702200 Universal 16-piece wrench and socket set filled the bill nicely. It cost around $30.  Plus, Husky warrants this set forever. Why?  No doubt … Continue reading Husky 702200 Universal Socket Set Review



Emerson SmartSet CKS1708 Clock Radio Review

The Emerson CKS1708 SmartSet Clock Radio is small enough to fit on any nightstand, table, or desktop. It automatically sets itself to the correct time after a power outage.  This alarm clock system retains time and settings in memory powered by a CR2032 lithium battery.  The battery life exceeds a year. Often, it lasts quite … Continue reading Emerson SmartSet CKS1708 Clock Radio Review



Honeywell Thermostat Not Reaching Set Temperature

A Honeywell thermostat not reaching set temperature can occur for many reasons.   For example, poor thermostat placement, to a broken heating / cooling system.  Here, we discuss some of the reasons why this happens.  We then offer troubleshooting tips and fixes to solve these issues.  First, we look at what problems happen in the thermostat … Continue reading Honeywell Thermostat Not Reaching Set Temperature



How to Set Up Invoke Speaker via Cortana App

While setting up a brand new or used Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana speaker involves numerous steps, none are very hard.  Just focus on the current step you’re working on, and progress through this list.  In this post, we list the procedure we used for how to set up Invoke speaker.  We’ll do our best to … Continue reading How to Set Up Invoke Speaker via Cortana App



How to Set Up Cortana App

If your mission is to set up a new Microsoft Invoke Cortana smart speaker from Harman Kardon, you’ll need either the PC, Android, or iOS version of the Cortana app. This app should run on a machine that’s on the same network as the one where the Invoke speaker is.  You must install and set … Continue reading How to Set Up Cortana App



Setting Default Voice in Windows 8 Instructions

We often sync our iPod Nano, 4th generation with spoken menus enabled with iTunes on our computer.  But we found the Windows 8 default system voice (David in our case) not to our liking.  So, we wanted to change it before attempting another iPod sync.  The following procedure did this for us. Setting Default System … Continue reading Setting Default Voice in Windows 8 Instructions



How to Set Sleep Timer on Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 1

The original (first) Amazon Alexa Generation One Echo smart speakers now provide a sleep timer function.  This you can set and cancel with your voice! So gere, we show using voice commands, how to set sleep timer on the Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 1 smart speaker. Firstly, the Alexa sleep timer works by asking Alexa … Continue reading How to Set Sleep Timer on Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 1



Husky Socket Ratchet Set 702200 Review

While  repairing rocking chairs and bikes, we bought this 16-piece Husky socket and ratchet set. Why?  Because it has popular socket sizes for fasteners found around the house, and these came in quite handily in this repair project. Husky Socket Ratchet Set 702200 Intro Firstly, this universal socket wrench set cost around $30.  Moreover, it … Continue reading Husky Socket Ratchet Set 702200 Review



How to Set Sleep Timer on Amazon Alexa Echo

The smaller Amazon Alexa Echo Dot Generation 2 smart speakers now provide a useful sleep timer function that you can command with your voice!  To use it, you first ask Alexa to play a radio station, podcast, flash briefing, or other streaming service. Then, once the broadcast is playing, ask her play for only as … Continue reading How to Set Sleep Timer on Amazon Alexa Echo



How to Set Up Instant Pot Smart WiFi Pressure Cooker

When you get a new Instant Pot, it’s so tempting to just dive right in and make the best tasting recipes around, in the shortest time.  But note that this electric pressure cooker need some preps before you can use it to fullest advantage.  If you take the time to learn how to connect it … Continue reading How to Set Up Instant Pot Smart WiFi Pressure Cooker