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 that you can set and cancel with your voice! Here, we show using voice commands, how to set sleep timer on the Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 1 smart speaker. The Alexa sleep timer works by asking Alexa to play … Continue reading How to Set Sleep Timer on Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 1





JBL Flip 4 Change Name, How to Rename This Speaker

When you scan for in-range Bluetooth speakers, your JBL Flip 4 speaker shows up as “JBL Flip 4” by default.  But you can change this name using the JBL Connect app along with an iOS or Android based mobile device.  In the post, we outline the JBL Flip 4 change name routine, step by step. … Continue reading JBL Flip 4 Change Name, How to Rename This Speaker





AC Power Adapter Specs for Amazon Alexa Echo Dot 2

We cover the AC power adapter specs for Amazon Alexa Echo Dot 2 smart speaker here.  It is an often seen medium-current USB switching power supply.  The detachable cord has a female A style USB connector with the usual USB wattage. See it in the next picture. The US version of this USB power supply … Continue reading AC Power Adapter Specs for Amazon Alexa Echo Dot 2





Echo Dot Reset Button Location on Gen 1, 2, and 3 Dots

We detail here the Echo Dot reset button location on the Echo Dot gens 1, 2, and 3 models?  The location of the reset button depends on which Echo Dot.  Only the first generation Dot features a fully dedicated reset button.  The others either use button combinations to effect reset, or they have multi function … Continue reading Echo Dot Reset Button Location on Gen 1, 2, and 3 Dots





How to Pair Victor Reader Trek with Bluetooth Speaker

The Victor Reader Trek GPS navigator, eBook player, pod catcher, and internet radio now can connect to most any Bluetooth speaker. This allows you to listen to  podcasts, books, recorded notes, and streaming internet radio through that wireless speaker. We thus, demo here how to pair the Victor Reader Trek with a typical Bluetooth speaker. … Continue reading How to Pair Victor Reader Trek with Bluetooth Speaker





How to Turn On Bluetooth Pairing Mode in Google Home

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





What Is Amazon XXX in Amazon Echo Speakers

What is Amazon XXX?  This is a special Wi-Fi network that Amazon smart speakers create during setup.  The smart speaker itself becomes the access point of this network.  Then, a device running the Alexa app connects to this amazon xxx network.  Next, it sends user preferred settings to the speaker.  The smart speaker then saves … Continue reading What Is Amazon XXX in Amazon Echo Speakers





How to Pause Google Home Mini

You can pause or play of the Google Home Mini talking smart speaker by touching it as follows. You might pause it to stop it from playing audio when ready for bed or when taking a phone call. When paused, the speaker waits indefinitely for you to resume it.  But it forgets the paused content … Continue reading How to Pause Google Home Mini





AC Adapter Specs for Amazon Echo Generation 2 Speaker

Here, we give the AC adapter specs for the Amazon Echo Generation 2 smart speaker.  Now the US version of this power plug has non folding AC prongs and a six-foot long attached cord. Plus, it is is light weight for its 21 watt power output. It’s square, compact width and height allows easy fitting … Continue reading AC Adapter Specs for Amazon Echo Generation 2 Speaker





JBL Clip 3 Speaker Review, Features

In this piece, we offer our JBL Clip 3 waterproof Bluetooth speaker review specs features list. We cover this cloth grill speaker’s performance, usability, and included accessories. The Clip 3 sounds pretty nice and goes fairly loud. One drawback though.  Not much deep bass from this speaker, although the midrange and high frequencies come through, … Continue reading JBL Clip 3 Speaker Review, Features