Launched in November of 2016, the Google Home Smart Speaker is a Wi-Fi enabled intelligent speaker, that acts as the front end for Google’s virtual assistant service. The Home can “hear” your spoken questions and commands, and can speak the answers back to and perform tasks for you. It’s also an internet radio that can play hundreds of internet radio stations from TuneIn, … Continue reading Original Google Home Smart Speaker Review
Update: 2017-11-29: The original Google Home smart speaker now supports Bluetooth. So, as of the summer of 2017, you can now use the Google Home speaker as a Bluetooth speaker as well. The Google Home smart speaker does not yet offer the ability to act as a Bluetooth speaker. In other words, you can’t connect … Continue reading Pairing Google Home Speakers as Bluetooth Speaker, NOT YET!
This post details what you’ll need and how to set up a Google Home smart speaker assistant device with Google’s voice assistant service. What You’ll Need Before Starting A Wi-Fi internet connection. None of the Google Home devices manufactured thus far has an Ethernet RJ45 port. So, your only choice is to connect them to the Google Assistant service via your internet-connected wireless network. Note that the … Continue reading Original Google Home Smart Speaker Assistant Setup Instructions, Tips, Procedures, Help
You may decide to sell or give your Google Home smart speaker to another person. or wish to link it to a different Google account, or connect it to a different Wi-Fi network. To unlink this device from its current Google account, to assure that it forgets the Wi-Fi connection information stored within, and to restore it to factory default (fresh … Continue reading How to Reset Original Google Home Smart Speaker to Factory Default Settings
Not difficult packaging for the Google Home voice activated speaker. Very simple to unbox, power up, and make ready for setup. For our vision impaired and blind readers, the Google Home smart speaker comes in a solid, heavy box that slides apart into two pieces, with a picture of the unit on the front, as pictured next. The front and sides are white … Continue reading Unboxing Original Google Home Voice Activated Speaker
Not terribly complicated packaging for the Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker. Very simple to unbox, power up, and prepare it for setup. For our vision impaired and blind readers, the Echo Dot comes in a blue box, graduating shades of blue actually, that turns from deep sky blue at the top, to a sort of … Continue reading Unpacking and Connecting Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Gen Smart Speaker
The Amazon Echo Dot is a WiFi and Bluetooth enabled smart speaker, that acts as the front end for Amazon’s Alexa voice service. The Echo Dot can “hear” your spoken questions and commands, and can speak the answers back to you. The Dot is also an internet radio that can play thousands of internet radio … Continue reading Amazon Echo Dot Smart Speaker Review, Gen 2
Love these Altec Lansing ATP5 amplified speakers. But the other day, they started blowing their internal 1.6A slow-blow fuse when plugged into mains power. And, given how sweet these units sound, we couldn’t bear throwing them out without at least ATTEMPTING this Altec Lansing speaker repair. Thus, during disassembly of the subwoofer (big) unit in the … Continue reading Fixing Blowing Fuses Problem, Altec Lansing ATP5 Powered Speakers