Best iPad and iPhone Charging Station: Gearmo 10 Port Smart USB Charger

The Gearmo® 10 Port High Output USB Charger is, we feel, the best iPad and iPhone charging station.  Why?  Because it has max current charging from each of its ten high current 2.4A USB ports at the same time.  We’ve used this ipad and iphone charger for nearly three years now.  And, the only issue … Continue reading Best iPad and iPhone Charging Station: Gearmo 10 Port Smart USB Charger



Hook Up Alexa Smart Speaker to a New WiFi Router, How To

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 Smart Speaker to a New WiFi Router, How To



Amazon Alexa Spotify Commands for Echo Smart Speakers

Play Spotify music on your Alexa speaker with the following Amazon Alexa Spotify commands.  But first, link your Alexa account to your Spotify Premium account. For a detailed explanation of how to do that, see our post Spotify Setup Instructions on Amazon Echo Alexa Devices. Control your Spotify music playing with your voice!  E.g. Ask … Continue reading Amazon Alexa Spotify Commands for Echo Smart Speakers



How to Pair the Victor Reader Trek Talking GPS eBook Player with Google Home Bluetooth Smart Speakers

The Victor Reader Trek GPS navigator, eBook player, podcatcher, and web radio can connect to most any Bluetooth speaker, allowing you to listen to podcasts, books, recorded notes, and streaming internet radio through it. We thus, demonstrate here how to pair the Trek to a Google Home smart speakers with Bluetooth capability. Bluetooth Pairing Instructions … Continue reading How to Pair the Victor Reader Trek Talking GPS eBook Player with Google Home Bluetooth Smart Speakers



How to Turn On Bluetooth Pairing Mode in Google Home Smart Speakers

All smart speakers in the Google Home family now support Bluetooth.  They can act as Bluetooth speakers themselves. This allows you to play audio from your phone or other mobile device through them.  Indeed, you get better sound quality through a Google speaker.  So in this demo, we prepare the Google Home Mini speaker to … Continue reading How to Turn On Bluetooth Pairing Mode in Google Home Smart Speakers



How to Pair Victor Reader Trek Portable Media Player with Amazon Alexa Echo Smart Speakers Via Bluetooth

The Victor Reader Trek GPS navigator, eBook player, pod catcher, and internet radio now can connect to most any Bluetooth speaker, allowing you to listen to podcasts, books, recorded notes, and streaming internet radio through that wireless speaker. We thus, demonstrate here how to pair the Trek to a typical Bluetooth speaker. Bluetooth Pairing Instructions … Continue reading How to Pair Victor Reader Trek Portable Media Player with Amazon Alexa Echo Smart Speakers Via Bluetooth



How to Pause and Resume Music Playback on the Google Home Mini Smart Speaker with a Touch

You can pause or resume play of the Google Home Mini talking smart speaker by touching it as follows.  Touch and hold either the volume down area (9 o’clock) on the mini, of the volume up area (3 o’clock), but not both at the same time, until play stops (usually about a second or so … Continue reading How to Pause and Resume Music Playback on the Google Home Mini Smart Speaker with a Touch



How to Connect Amazon Alexa Echo Smart Speaker to Bluetooth Speaker

Not only can you use your Amazon Echo speaker as a Bluetooth speaker, but you can also connect it to another Bluetooth speaker, and hear Alexa audio through that external Bluetooth speaker wirelessly.  We demonstrate here how to pair an Amazon Alexa Echo speaker to a Bluetooth speaker in the following paragraphs. Note that your … Continue reading How to Connect Amazon Alexa Echo Smart Speaker to Bluetooth Speaker



Do You Need Amazon Prime to Use Echo Smart Speakers

You do not need to have an Amazon Prime membership in order to use the Amazon Alexa Echo smart speakers.  While a Prime membership may entitle you to discounts from shipping when purchasing said speakers, grants you access to the Amazon Prime Music service, and while you might be able to buy an Amazon Music … Continue reading Do You Need Amazon Prime to Use Echo Smart Speakers



Google Home Power Supply Specs for the Original Google Home Smart Speaker

We discuss the US version of the Google Home power supply for the first Google Home smart speaker below.  This supply has non folding AC prongs.   It’s flat “ribbon” cord, six feet long, and very durable.  Plus, this supply is lightweight for its 33 watt power output size. It’s a typical cube shape.  Yet it’s … Continue reading Google Home Power Supply Specs for the Original Google Home Smart Speaker