Amazon Echo Gen 2 Smart Speaker Picture Gallery

We’ve taken many pictures of the Amazon Alexa Echo Generation 2 smart speaker, its accessories, and even the original packaging, for the various posts we’re writing about this intelligent speaker.  We’ve put all those photos together here in one place, for quick and easy viewing and perusing. Echo Gen 2 Speaker Packaging Pictures     … Continue reading Amazon Echo Gen 2 Smart Speaker Picture Gallery



How to Change WiFi Network on Google Home Max Smart Speaker

While we have not yet received our Google Home Max voice activated speaker, we suspect that the procedure for changing / updating the Wi-Fi network to which it connects, is very similar to how it’s done on the other Google Home smart speakers, such as the Home and the Mini.  So, here, we’ll rewrite the … Continue reading How to Change WiFi Network on Google Home Max Smart Speaker



How to Adjust Volume on Amazon Echo 1st Gen Smart Speaker

You may control the volume of the sound output on the Alexa smart speaker by Amazon, in multiple ways. You can ask the speaker to raise and lower the volume, or you may rotate the outer ring at the top of the speaker. Details follow. How to Voice Command the Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 1 … Continue reading How to Adjust Volume on Amazon Echo 1st Gen Smart Speaker



Demo of Unboxing the Microsoft Invoke Cortana Smart Speaker

Harman Kardon really packed their Microsoft Invoke voice activated speaker quite well in the original carton.  In this demonstration, we explain how to safely unbox the speaker, as well as the included documentation and power adapter accessory.  See the next picture for a view of our Invoke speaker, still in the sealed box, in the … Continue reading Demo of Unboxing the Microsoft Invoke Cortana Smart Speaker



How to Pair Harman Kardon Microsoft Invoke Cortana Speaker as a Bluetooth Speaker

The Harman Kardon Microsoft Invoke smart speaker can function also as a traditional Bluetooth speaker.  It sports a Bluetooth button, that you press anytime you wish to pair this speaker with a new device, such as a phone, tablet, media player, streamer, or other media source device.  In this demonstration, we’ll be pairing the Invoke … Continue reading How to Pair Harman Kardon Microsoft Invoke Cortana Speaker as a Bluetooth Speaker



Does Google Home Mini Speaker Have Bluetooth Yet?

The Google Home Mini smart speaker, like its predecessor, the Google Home speaker, indeed does offer the ability to act as a Bluetooth speaker. You can connect your iPad, iPod, or other Bluetooth audio source to the Google Home Mini speaker, and then play music on your device, and have the audio come out of … Continue reading Does Google Home Mini Speaker Have Bluetooth Yet?



How to Pair Google Home Mini Speaker as a Bluetooth Speaker

The Google Home Mini 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 show how to connect your tablet or phone to this speaker via Bluetooth, and transmit audio to the speaker for room-filling, surprisingly awesome sounding playback … Continue reading How to Pair Google Home Mini Speaker as a Bluetooth Speaker



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



Does Original Google Home Smart Speaker Have Bluetooth Yet? Yes, it Does

The Google Home smart speaker now offers the ability to act as a Bluetooth speaker.  You can connect your iPad, iPod, or other Bluetooth audio source  to the Google Home speaker, and then play music on your device, and have it come out of the Google speaker. However, there still appears to be no way … Continue reading Does Original Google Home Smart Speaker Have Bluetooth Yet? Yes, it Does



Amazon Gen 2 Dot Bluetooth Speaker Reset Instructions

You may wish to reset Amazon Dot Bluetooth speaker because perhaps you are unable to discover it from other Bluetooth devices. Or perhaps it’s playing in a stuttering, broken-up way. Sometimes the connection information stored inside the Dot can become corrupt, and a factory reset is the only way to restore it to a known-good state.  Indeed, … Continue reading Amazon Gen 2 Dot Bluetooth Speaker Reset Instructions