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





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





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





Change WiFi on Instant Pot Smart WiFi Instructions

Let’s say you’ve previously set up your Instant Pot Smart WiFi pressure cooker.  That is, you created an Instant Pot account through their Instant Pot app, which means that you’ve also installed that app on your mobile device.  You also assigned your cooker a PIN, and it now shows up in the app’s  My Devices  list.  … Continue reading Change WiFi on Instant Pot Smart WiFi Instructions





How to Reboot Microsoft Invoke Speaker

You may wish know how to reboot your Microsoft Invoke smart speaker if it shows poor performance, stops answering Cortana requests, emits strange noises, breaks up, chirps or squeaks, or suffers other weirdness. Always try a device reboot first (described here).  This often clears up many problems, and avoids the unnecessary action of hard resetting … Continue reading How to Reboot Microsoft Invoke Speaker





AC Adapter Specs for Amazon Echo Generation 1 Alexa

Here, we give the AC adapter specs for Amazon Echo generation 1 Alexa speaker.  Now the US version of this power adapter has non folding AC prongs, a six-foot long attached cord, and is light weight for its 21 watt power out.  Its square yet modest width and height allows easy fitting into standard power … Continue reading AC Adapter Specs for Amazon Echo Generation 1 Alexa





Smart Choice 5304487199 Refrigerator Freezer Thermometer Review

The 5304487199 model of home refrigerator thermometer by Smart Choice, helps overcome a shortcoming of most fridge freezers these days. Their temp controls do not read in degrees. Instead, you see numbers like 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, where 5 is the coldest (MAX), and 0 is the warmest (or OFF) position. Often, no … Continue reading Smart Choice 5304487199 Refrigerator Freezer Thermometer Review





Hook Up Alexa Speaker to New WiFi, 2018 Edition

In order to hook up Alexa  to a new WiFi router, put the speaker into Setup mode first. There, you choose the desired WiFi network for the speaker. Below, we walk through hooking up Alexa with an Amazon Alexa Echo Dot 2 speaker. But, the hook up Alexa process is alike for the other speakers.  … Continue reading Hook Up Alexa Speaker to New WiFi, 2018 Edition